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December 2017


STEM Gift Giving Guide

Stephie and Danelle share some great STEM related gift ideas. We don't sleep on the printed word either as Stephie helps you navigate the Children's Literature aisles with some great, age appropriate reading suggestions.

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TCAPSLoop Thanksgiving

We step away from the usual format and topics to take time to share some Thanksgiving gratitude from our Traverse City Area Public Schools colleagues. We truly appreciate you getting in the "TCAPSLoop."

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Prepare Kids for Coding!

Danelle has all the information you need to prepare for next months "Hour of Code". December 4th through 9th across the globe, students and educators are being challenged to spend 1 hour playing with code or as we say, "Digital Quilting." This is not your parents programming!


Coding with John Velis

John shares some great ideas regarding project-based learning and ways to engage students in coding. We also discuss what is developmentally appropriate for our youngest kiddos and their digital lives.

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Video in the Classroom

Andy Baumann shares several apps that utilize video and tie in nicely to Google Classroom. We also bird walk into "App Smashing" and successfully using phones instructionally in the classroom.

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High Quality Vision

Chris reports on the latest Blueprint for Acceleration progress involving the High Quality Vision documents and how they will be used.

Watch the TechGirls STEM Presentation

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