MakerSpaces: Design, Engineering, Creation, & Education

The Holler Studios, supporting www.theholler.org, have served learners of all ages as a Makerspace in the heart of the mountains for nearly two years. Explore the Holler Studio, the online Holler community, and the Holler team. Contact and visit us! MakerSpaces are all the rage now – this past week’s KySTE conference even featured a massive […]

New Tech Company Opens in East Kentucky

A diversified technology company, Mountain Tech Media (MTM), opened for business March 14th, providing media and marketing services to businesses across Appalachia and bringing new industry to the coalfields of eastern Kentucky.   MTM will offer mulitmedia production, webs design, social media management, graphic design, photography, screen printing, crowdsourced funding, networking, and IT services to […]

ARI Tech Tip: Get That Screen Shot (or recording…)

  Sometimes when creating a digital document, you need to capture an element on the screen. It may be a logo, a header, a photo, video, or even text that you just can’t find a way to copy just right. Whether on your computer or mobile device, there are quick ways to get the job […]

5 Reasons You Must Read Ditch That Textbook by Matt Miller

“Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom” by Matt Miller is a fantastic resource for teachers who want to learn more about blending things up in their class. Kasey Bell lists 5 reasons this book is a must read on her blog, Shake Up Learning. take a look. 5 Reasons You Must Read […]

National Pi Day

  In celebration of National Pi Day we joined Mrs. Adams’ Class in the Search for Pi on Monday, March 14th (3.14) through a morning live stream event.   Students participated in a collaborative class project. Using string and different size circles the class will work together to find Pi.  There was also a class discussion about the […]

Coming to a LIVE STREAM near you

Since proving we could break a state live streaming record at October’s Promising Practices Summit with 10 concurrent live streams attracting 3,200 international viewers, The Holler continues to provide this service. ARI teachers have even began to welcome the world into their classrooms via live stream. In the past month we’ve seen lessons on standards-based learning in a […]

Creating Industry Standard Games in the Classroom with Unity 5

Featured image is a creation in Unity 5 by Pikeville High School student Sean Hillwig I attended a great session at the Kentucky Society of Technology in Education (KySTE) conference called Creating Industry Standard Games in the Classroom with Unity 5.  Mr. Brandon Blackburn @bblackburn introduced the audience to this program he is using with his students at Pikeville […]

Open eBooks Now Available for Millions of Students

Thousands of eBooks have been made available for millions of students, for free. With the app Open eBooks – a collaboration of stakeholders from libraries, publishers, and non-profits launched this project last week.  This is an initiative to get books to millions of students in low income communities.   Giving more access to kids all across our nation […]

ARI highlights from KySTE Tech Conference

  The Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) Conference began today in Louisville. Department of Education Commissioner Stephen L. Pruitt opened the three day gathering, encouraging teachers to be innovative and lead. “The opportunity for me to come here at this point in time is amazing. Outside of Kentucky, we’re seen as a real leader. […]