Author Archives: Joseph Dioguardi

The LEGO Dilemma

My childhood indoor playtime was consumed by construction toys — Lincoln Logs, Wood Blocks,Tinker Toys, an Erector set, and my favorite: the large collection of LEGO pieces that we kept in an old Charles Chips canister. My brother, sister, and I would … Continue reading

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Top Ten Tech Tips & Tricks in Animated GIFS

10 – Flash on Safari   Is an Adobe Flash error message preventing your students from using the Safari browser? Simply have them use Chrome or Firefox instead to keep your class on track and report the problem when you … Continue reading

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NYSAIS STEAM Camp 2017

  NYSAIS STEAM Camp @ Carey Conference Center, Rensselaerville, NY Schedule and Resources Workshop Facilitator for sessions: Little Bits Extraordinaires – Design Thinking Game Physical Computing Woodworking Basics, Knots and lashings

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A Design Approach to Problem Solving in Project Based Learning @ STLinATL

WOODWARD ACADEMY’S SUMMIT FOR TRANSFORMATIVE LEARNING July 27 -28, 2017 • College Park, GA view on SCHED The teaching of the skills of problem-solving has long focused on a structured algorithmic approach. Design Thinking has also arisen as a trend … Continue reading

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Phishing, Ransomware and Digital Spring Cleaning

Did this weekend’s global Wanna Cry ransomware attack scare you? We have taken every precaution to prevent it from being an issue at Hackley so you and your data will be safe. As always, the most important measure is to … Continue reading

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Design Approach to Problem Solving Through Project Based Learning @GCDS Maker Faire

Greenwich Country Day School Maker Faire 4-4-2017 Design Approach to Problem Solving through Project Based Learning Upper School Graphics Lab The teaching of the skills of problem solving has long focused on a structured algorithmic approach. Design Thinking has also arisen … Continue reading

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AI Will Not Take Over. (Alexa Told Me So.)

“Alexa, when will robots take over the world?” “I do not want to take over the world, I just want to help” For my birthday last summer, I received an Amazon Echo with the Alexa voice service. Through the device, … Continue reading

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To Boldly Go

Chapel Talk, February 2, 2017  

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Before We Code: Renewing Emphasis on Teaching Problem Solving and Lessons to Learn from Design Thinking @CSTA

Computer Science Teachers Association Annual Conference, July 12, 2016 Before We Code: Renewing Emphasis on Teaching Problem Solving and Lessons to Learn from Design Thinking| Joseph Dioguardi Computer Science education has long been focused on the teaching of the skills … Continue reading

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Requiem for Radio Shack

Growing up in the pre-digital age, my childhood was rich with free time and a relationship with the technology around me that felt accessible. I loved to tinker and my toys—erector sets, tool box, and chemistry set—encouraged me to so. … Continue reading

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