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Cool Schools: 3 High School Options in Tacoma

We recently visited three innovative high schools in the Tacoma Public School District that provide the area's 28,000 students opportunities to explore passions and connect to the community in deeper ways than you see at most high schools.


Smart Review | SAM Labs Inventor Kit

By: Mary Ryerse. What do you get when a 9-year-old has the opportunity to make, invent, hack, have fun AND scare his older brothers? You get an engaged learner, a sense of fun and a lot of learning!

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Smart Review | Science Comic Series is Fun Reading

In the past few years there’s been a small but steady stream of great new nonfiction comics and graphic novels produced. Here are two recent science-focused releases from a series that I would recommend as optional or supplemental classroom reading.


STEM And Making In Education Is Growing

By: TJ McCue. STEM/STEAM and maker education is an important aspect of how we remain competitive as a nation, and national support for these continues to grow through events like The National Week of Making and the White House Maker Faire.


EdTech 10: Going Deep with Deeper Learning

This year’s Deeper Learning conference focused on equity and entry points to deeper learning. From the maker movement to empathy hacks for school wide change, this conference covered the tangible and practical while also encouraging us all to advocate for equitable access to education for all students. Powerful student…