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Tom Driscoll
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Attended Teachers College, Columbia University
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Making a Makerspace with a Mini Budget
The Makerspace Movement is having a substantial impact as it creates a space for students to innovate, create, design, while engaging in a hands-on environment. The initial obstacle that many school districts face, is creating this opportunity for students ...
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My top 6 screencasting tools to help you flip your class. (PC/Mac/iPad/Chromebooks)
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Show up, don't set up - starting today, you can present your stories easily on big screens. The Google Slides app now supports Chromecast and AirPlay. Say goodbye to wires and set up stress - download the app today for your Android device (goo.gl/uB07vT) or iPhone/iPad (goo.gl/Qt46c6). Happy presenting!  Learn more on our blog (goo.gl/jpHH6e)
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Quick Guide to Flipping Your Class (Part 1):  Determining the Instructional Purpose
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Students bring war letters to life with #Daqri .
Last week, I discussed our new World War II RAFT performance assessment and the degree of voice and choice it gave students throughout the project. We also experimented with the use of augmented reality to create more engagin...
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Very nice, Tom! I'd love to plan some time to collaborate this summer! 
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Recently had a great discussion with MVLRI about blended learning, flipped-mastery, and the potential of competency-based learning in public schools. : 
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Quick Guide to Flipping Your Class (Part 2) - Selecting Your Equipment
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Great article Hassan, valuable insights for anyone interesting in Flipped Learning!  (Also thanks for the shout out at the end...)  Hope all is well, it would be great to connect sometime over the summer, I have some new ideas about mastery learning that I would like to run by you.
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Tom, thanks for the comment. Let's link up. I definitely want to further refine the model. I'll be at FlipCon again this year, will you?. If not, then let's schedule a G+ Hangout soon.
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After focusing on raising test scores in math and reading, more school districts are embracing play as a bedrock of early education.
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Students use #Daqri  to bring their war letters to life.  
Last week, I discussed our new World War II RAFT performance assessment and the degree of voice and choice it gave students throughout the project. We also experimented with the use of augmented reality to create more engagin...
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  • Teachers College, Columbia University
    Computing in Education, 2009 - 2012
  • Vassar College
    History, 2003 - 2007
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    Social Studies Teacher, 2011 - present
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