About This Blog

Welcome to our blog. We're excited to be able to bring you a look at our school year in North Pole, Alaska.

In May 2011, we created a video called One Transformed Classroom, which you can watch below. This video documented Larry Mitchell's fifth grade class's remarkable experiences with using iPads for cooperative learning during the 2010-2011 school year. In that video, we got to know some of the students at the end of a year of active engagement with iPads and innovative teaching. It was quite an experience.

We were so encouraged by the response to One Transformed Classroom that we decided to document Larry's incoming class of fifth graders for the 2011-2012 school year. Most of this documentation will be done by the students themselves. They'll be creating podcasts and videos, posting some of their work, and hopefully interacting with folks all over the world on topics that should be of interest to everyone interested in transformed education.

We'd like to acknowledge the following for their cooperation in making this project possible:
  • Badger Road Elementary, North Pole, Alaska; Dan File, Principal
  • The Fairbanks North Star Borough School District
  • The University of Alaska Fairbanks School of Education

Larry Mitchell, Badger Road Elementary
Skip Via, UAF School of Education