NPR Student Podcast Challenge: Turn An Idea Into Sound — And Win

“Hey, NPR is having a podcasting competition! Learn to podcast on the Holler and enter to win!” OK, class, listen up! Here’s your assignment for next semester: Take a topic, a lesson or a unit you’re learning about, and turn it into a podcast. NPR is launching its first-ever Student Podcast Challenge. It’s a chance […]

Ron’s Tattoo Adventure in Whitesburg

You are never too old to get a tattoo. Early last month the thought jumped into my mind to get a tattoo honoring my parents who have passed. I was born in North Dakota above the Theodore Roosevelt National Park where the buffalo roam in the Badlands near where my parents lived. Each summer we […]

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How To Make A Virtual Tour

Welcome to Tech Tuesday! Today we are discussing how to make a Virtual tour using 360 cameras. This process will work with any 360 camera but we are using the Samsung Gear 360 camera for today. If you would like to learn more about 360 cameras or virtual tours please let me know and maybe […]

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We Talk ACT at Allen Elementary

Welcome to FIRESIDE Chats. A show where we sit down with the exceptional people of Appalachia and take a deeper look at education in the mountains. In this episode, we visit Allen Elementary to talk about their participation in the ACT program. For those unfamiliar with the program, it means  Activating Catalytic Transformation. ACT engages shared leadership teams in school […]

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Fixing our 3D Printer

In preparation for our Fall FIRESummit, we were pushing out highly detailed 3D prints of students’ Blender creations. In doing this, our 3D printers were working heavily; we were almost done printing all of the students work when one of the 3D printers quit working entirely and the other one quit shortly after. We were […]

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KVEC Renaissance Academy: Hal Bowman’s Be The One

Hal Bowman – Be the One Educators, are you interested in going? Check out our event tab and find out how to register! Posted by Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative on Monday, November 5, 2018 Hal Bowman’s Be The One professional development event provides educators with exactly what they’ve been searching for – the most powerful, […]

Make A Smoothie with your PC for FREE with Blender

Welcome back to Tech Tuesday a show about Tech on Tuesdays! Today feels like a cooking episode except for there is no mess to clean up afterward and all you need is a computer. If that sounds strange to you then allow me to introduce to you a FREE program named Blender. It’s labeled as an […]

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My Mountains Mysteries – The Octavia Hatcher Story – Chapter One; What We Know

The Octavia Hatcher story is a local legend around Central Appalachia, but not only isolated to the communities surrounding Pike County, KY. Her story is known worldwide, having been examined by such programs as Mysteries at the Museum on the Travel Channel. She is known as the “Girl Who Turned Her Back on Pikeville” throughout […]

KVEC FIRESummit Fall 2018

Educators, community leaders, and students gathered on October 24, 2018, for the Spring FIRESummit hosted by the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KVEC). The FIRESummit spotlights hard-working innovators in eastern Kentucky that go the extra mile to forge innovation in rural education! Over 10,000 participants joined in the Forging Innovation in Rural Education (FIRE) summit hosted by the […]

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Welcome to the newest edition of Tech Tuesday at least till next week then this won’t be the newest edition. Anyways, today we try something new and courageous, we step outside into the cold weather to film, and let me go ahead and apologize for the wind. I wanted to test the two microphones in […]

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