Free Guide for Student Project Development

One student meets with a local expert to find out more about the design process for his new box board concept to make skating long distances more convenient. Another student collects waste around school to better understand the waste issue and get ideas for her...
How to Motivate Your Students Without Grades

How to Motivate Your Students Without Grades

The Learning Experience Three students take their single- powered speedboat on its maiden voyage out to sea. Their task: document the plastic problem through video and photo evidence. Accompanying them on the boat is all the necessary instrumentation; from microscopic...
The Best Project Ideas in 20 Minutes or Less

The Best Project Ideas in 20 Minutes or Less

I remember when I first started at High Tech High obsessing for hours on end over project ideas. I lost sleep at night, stayed extra hours at school, and created complicated multi- page documents detailing how everything would connect. And still, many of my projects...
THE CLASS PIGGY BANK THAT TURNED INTO A SMALL FORTUNE

THE CLASS PIGGY BANK THAT TURNED INTO A SMALL FORTUNE

Last week I came across a remarkable teacher at one of my trainings. She teaches 5 year olds how to run a business. Her methodology is simple: After placing a small piggy bank in the middle of the room, she asks students to fill it with loose change. The kids go home,...