Prusa Update

Alright folks, well here is the rub. I've had this printer now since January and I have successfully made two objects...Then it clogged...after a day of success with calibration of the printer and finally adjusting my Z axis I left the printer overnight with a job well underway only to arrive the following morning to… Continue reading Prusa Update

New 3D Printer on Campus

With Memorial project coming to a close, we have started the search for new Toys to go inside our new Technology Lab! We couldn't be more excited about this! The first piece of tech we bought was a new 3D printer! I spent months researching and talking to random 3D printing forums in search of… Continue reading New 3D Printer on Campus

New Kid on Campus

Back in September, something arrived on this campus that I hope will change the way we view the classroom. More specifically, change the way we teach in the classroom. Located (temporarily) in Brodie Hall is where you can find the first of its kind on Suffield's campus, Introducing Newline-Interactive's, Interactive whiteboard. This thing is awesome, it boasts… Continue reading New Kid on Campus

Suffield’s First Tech All-Star

Early last month I talked about a new page on this blog dedicated to stand-out teachers that really try to go above and beyond in the realm of technology in their classrooms. This section of blog is called "Tech All-Stars" I promised I would release the first post late in October but time slipped away from me… Continue reading Suffield’s First Tech All-Star

HDCP… A Necessary Evil

If you aren't familiar with the abbreviation HDCP or more specifically the newly evolved HDCP 2.2, it stands for "High Bandwidth Digital Content Protection." It is a form of copyright protection that prevents your streaming video from being played on non-HDCP compliant devices. Alright, that can be a little confusing. What exactly is  HDCP or an HDCP compliant device?… Continue reading HDCP… A Necessary Evil

A Call for Proposals…(shhh, this one is cool)

Hello followers! Just kidding, don't be quiet, shout this from mountain tops! CAIS, (Connecticut Association of Independent Schools) is hosting at Greens Farms Academy: The Innovation and Design Fair centered around the magic world of Harry Potter. This event is for teachers of all divisions and disciplines. We are currently accepting proposals for presentations and… Continue reading A Call for Proposals…(shhh, this one is cool)

Add At Least One C …

I was up early this morning with my toddler, again. And I got to thinking about work. Why was I thinking about work at 4 am?I don't know weird things happen at that time. Anyways, I was looking for something rather someone to inspire me and I stumbled upon one of my favorite websites. Naturally, I… Continue reading Add At Least One C …

Seize The Tech?

Technology within the classroom is vital. There, I've said it. I think at this point we have all noticed that technology, whether it be laptops, projectors, tablets, etc. aren't going anywhere. In fact, they're here to stay. So why is it then people are hesitant to change? Is it fear, is it stubbornness? Let's take… Continue reading Seize The Tech?

Elmo MX-1 Document Camera

  At my school I have a couple of teachers who have trouble writing on their whiteboards do to injury. Until now we have been accommodating them with a cheap document cam we bought off Amazon.com . They have worked well, but they have their limitations. So I decided to splurge and purchase am Elmo MX-1 4k… Continue reading Elmo MX-1 Document Camera

Project Glass

A few months back (over a year ago) a student and I decided we were going to make a "magic mirror". They have been all the rage lately on Reddit, GitHub, and a few other techie websites. I digress, what I am trying to tell you is we started and stopped more time than I… Continue reading Project Glass