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Nicholas Provenzano
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Teacher Leader Learner Nerd

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"I Just Don't Know"
Sometimes, it is ok to just tell a student, "I just don't know." That sounds crazy, but in a world where there is pressure to have all of the answers all of the time, we need to model for students the ability to say, "IDK." In the Makerspace, I find myself ...
"I Just Don't Know"
"I Just Don't Know"
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Season 1 of The Maker Mentality Podcast #MakerEd
If you are looking for some podcasts to fulfill your Maker needs, The Maker Mentality is exactly what you need. The first season is available to binge right now! Season 2 will be dropping in the New Year and it will be filled with some amazing guests. Check...
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What I Learned About Literacy After I Left The English Classroom #EngChat #Literacy
Making the decision to move from my high school English Literature and Composition job after 15 years to build a makerspace and support tech integration for teachers, was very tough. I loved working with students and helping them read and evaluate texts. I ...
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Adventures in Icelandic Schools #MakerEd #MakerMentality
I have been very lucky to spend a couple of days exploring Icelandic schools before providing workshops for the Icelandic educational community. I have been so impressed with the amazing things I have seen in the classrooms. Here are a few things that stuck...
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Makespace Starter Kit #MakerEd #MakerMentality
One of the most commons things I get asked about are the types of tools that are a must have for a Makerspace. It is an understandable question. Sometimes, a teacher is given grant money and they need to spend it quickly and are looking for some tips on wha...
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It's Global Maker Day #GlobalMakerDay
I'm so excited for Global Maker Day ! One day to recognize the amazing work being created by students and teachers all over the world. I've been so luck to be in a position now for over a year that supports Making in all of its forms. As the Makerspace Dire...
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Building Community Through a House System #EdChat
I'm really excited about the Middle School this year. Besides the regular awesomeness that comes with being in Middle School, the Middle School staff is rolling out a housing system this year! For those that are not familiar with the House System, think abo...
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Stop Trying to Assess Making #MakerEd #MakerMentality
The other day, I was doing a webinar for littleBits and I was asked a question I often receive when talking about Makerspaces. "How do you assess the making that happens in a Makerspace?" This question and slight variations often come up because we are a sy...
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Assessing Making #MakerEd #MakerMentality
The other day, I was doing a webinar for littleBits and I was asked a question I often receive when talking about Makerspaces. "How do you assess the making that happens in a Makerspace?" This question and slight variations often come up because we are a sy...
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Hacking And Making Are Best Friends! #MakerEd
One of the things that I love about Making is taking something older and doing something different with it or altering it in some way. I've done this in many different ways over the past few years. One that stands out is turning this old rotary phone into a...
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