Community leaders in Bradford, PA got a tour of the new SmartLab at Floyd Fretz Middle School. They watched a live student news broadcast and were introduced to the wide variety of engaging STEM activities in the SmartLab. Read more about their visit and observations in the Bradford Era: http://www.bradfordera.com/news/article_74522dbc-7c1f-11e4-b724-0b335d7e5355.html?mode=storyRead More
Clear, concise, and right on target. Thank you National Academies!!Read More
Elaine Jaurez, Facilitator at Edgewood Middle School in Highland Park, IL, created this video to give parents and students an overview of their Communication Media Arts SmartLab. GREAT job Elaine!!Read More
As I’ve said before in this blog, it's all about the kids!
My absolute favorite thing to do is drop in on a SmartLab and ask the students, “what’ja doing?” The learners are so enthusiastic and their project ideas are usually WAY more interesting than anything we come up with when developing the curriculum. It's also wonderful when a student tells me the SmartLab is their favorite place in school - but I don’t expect them to think about what goes into creating a learning environment like the SmartLab. Their job is to learn.Read More