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April 2012

One of my favorite parts of building things is playing around with different materials. The original catalyst was built using angle iron. It was strong and could be put together relatively quickly. It was totally over-engineered, but it worked.  This catalyst is printed on a Thing-O-Matic 3D printer. Yep. its the future. We …

It’s not often you see 70 high school sophomores beaming with pride over an English class project. However, at the Beck Center for the Arts on Feb. 6, you couldn’t miss the smiles on the faces of the students in Sean Wheeler’s American Literature class as they proudly displayed the …

No way.  Today has easily been one of the greatest days I’ve ever experienced in a classroom.  The students did it.  They knocked this one out of the park.  I couldn’t be more proud, and to be honest, surprised, at the work that was turned in today.  We had a …

by Sean Wheeler It’s working.  The first four Wikiseats have come in and the kids are rocking it so far.  The Wikiseat above was created by Analise.  Here’s what she said in her Wikiseat Manifesto two weeks ago, just as she was about to actually start real work on the project: “I …

by Sean Wheeler Last Friday we dove into some more Ralph Waldo Emerson as a way to get us thinking about our approach to the Wikiseat project.  Here’s what we read: Excerpts from, Self Reliance (1841), by Ralph Waldo Emerson There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at …