Stop Motion Science

8Science students collaborated in the creation of a LEGO Stop Motion Video to demonstrate their understanding of substances and different types of Elements. They created a story line that included MONATOMIC ELEMENTS, DIATOMIC COMPOUND and TRIATOMIC COMPOUNDS!

New Blakers!

Welcome Dash and Dot! AfterSchool Coding Club members are test-driving the new robots which will soon be integrated into the Science curriculum.

Digital Learning Day 6th Discussion Panel

Medfield School District held its 3rd annual Digital Learning Day Conference filled with over 60 workshops for K-12 teachers in district and from schools out-of-district. Wellesley 6th Grade teachers joined Blake's 6th teachers and students for a discussion on their initial year of having 1:1 iPads in the classroom.

A Shout Out to Medfield HS/MS Student Volunteers

Our Digital Learning Day Conference wouldn't have been possible without the support of our wonderful Medfield HS Students and Blake MS students. This photo was taken at the beginning of the day, during a briefing with Neal Sonnenbergy (HS Tech Integration Specialist)

Look out for these future App Developers

This group of Blake MS girls are entered into the Global Competition, Technovation to design a mobile app that solves a community/social issue. Wish them Luck! The final pitch is on May 1st @ Microsoft NERD Center!

Took the Show on the Road

Blake MS Principal Nat Vaughn and 8Science Teacher Jason Heim presented about the Blake iPad Initiative at the LearnLaunch Conference, Harvard Business School.

Green Screen App Smashing

At our final EdTechTeacher Workshop, 6th/7th Grade Teachers explored their creative side by layering green screen videos over images for engaging instructional videos. It was total fun!

Convert Smells to Energy = Smellergy!

Nicolina is changing the world one nose at a time! Her entry was clearly on track with dreaming, designing, and delivering an energy-saving idea into the Blake Energy Invention Contest!

Sometimes the Ideas start here

Planning and drawing out a story board before the creation of an Explain Everything project is an essential step in the process!


Fall in Line New Teachers for Technology Boot Camp!

All new teachers to Medfield participate in our Mentor and Induction Program for their first year. The program, developed by Kim Cave is designed to introduce new teachers to the culture of the schools, provide information about the professional assignment, and to provide continuous, non-evaluative collegial support throughout the first year in the district.

Prior to the first day of school, new teachers meet with district and building administrators. District administrators provide the district overview, a bus tour of the town and a cook-out social. Building administrators help acclimate new teachers to the building, provide information necessary for a successful first day, first week and beyond, as well as introducing new teachers to their colleagues.
That's not all.. for the first time, Medfield included a Technology Boot Camp as apart of those initial induction days.  Neal Sonnenberg and Diane Horvath, Technology Integration Specialist (TIS) led the 2 hour training session of learning how to log into the network, basic First Class email tutorials, Google Apps for Ed, School Dude technology-ticketing management system, Aesop for absence reporting and simply getting to your new technology besties, Neal & Diane!

The new group of teachers were so appreciative of the detailed instruction and in making sure they were able to access and log into all the essential technology tools. Now they'll be able to concentrate more on learning their new role and preparing for those first days of school. The Tech Boot Camp concluded their initial two-day induction as we wished them a wonderful school year! 


Missed the Connected Learning Webinar? Catch the Recording Here!

If you missed the Connected Learning webinar:  Planning For Effective Teaching & Learning with Mobile Devices featuring our own Jason Heim as a guest speaker, here is the webinar recording below.

Watch live streaming video from connectedlearningtv at

Stay Tuned for the Preparing Parents for Mobile Learning Webinar on Aug. 21st @4pm PST as our own Blake MS Principal, Nat Vaughn joins the panel of guest speakers such as Patrick Larkin, Carl Hooker and Scott Meech. Click here for more information.


A Parent's Guide to 21st Century Skills

Too many times than not, administrators and educators throw around educational jargon that we assume everyone understands. As technology gains ever more importance and impacts our teaching and learning to prepare students for life, the term 21st Century Skills is alway mentioned-- that may leave you asking:

           What exactly are 21st Century Skills?  

Written as a Parent Guide, Edutopia explains the term, really concept as students develop through elementary, middle school and high school and offers tips to develop these skills at home. 
Take a look!


Connected Learning Webinar Series featuring... Mr. Vaughn & Mr. Heim!

EdTechTeacher provides the Medfield Public Schools with some highly effective year-long professional development courses in mobile learning and Teaching in the 21st Century.  They also offer a number of free online webinars for anyone to join in and learn! 

An upcoming webinar series, Preparing for a Year of Mobile Learning is scheduled for August. We are very honored and proud to have our own Blake MS Principal, Nat Vaughn and 8th Grade Science teacher, Jason Heim to be guest speakers in two of the webinars.

Be sure to mark your calenders for:

       Aug. 7th Planning for Effective Teaching and Learning with Tablets @4pm PST
                     Guest Speakers: Tom Daccord, Suzy Brooks, Todd Curtis and Jason Heim
                     - Click Here For More Information

       Aug. 21st Preparing Parents for Mobile Learning @4pm PST
                      Guest Speakers: Patrick Larkin, Carl Hooker, Nat Vaughn, and Scott Meech
                      -Click Here for More Information

 Check out the Connected Learning Website for other events & 
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