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Building Something Bigger

Posted by Faculty Contributor on August 16, 2013

By Sumner McCallie

An amazing thing happened this past year on McCallie's Habitat house build site. On the first Saturday in December, about twenty McCallie guys gathered at 8:45 a.m. in a neighborhood about five minutes from campus to construct the floor system for a new house. The woman whose house this would become stood with her 16-year-old son, hammers in hand, ready to go; she had worked hard for a long time for this dream to come true.

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Topics: Campus Life, college, community service, Featured, goals, Habitat for Humanity, Posts from the Ridge, ShowMe, spotlight, Upper School Life

"Flipping for Technology"

Posted by Robert W on February 25, 2013

 (L-R) Sixth-graders Max Ransom, Wright Conklin, Thomas Sell

Y equals F of X denotes that Y is a function of X,” says the voice. Sawyer Lyons taps the screen on his Asus Android tablet a few times. The voice repeats the statement. “Y equals F of X denotes that Y is a function of X.”

Sawyer, a McCallie School seventh-grader, is viewing a video lecture by his accelerated Algebra I teacher Cary Hubbard. He is studying the “introduction to functions” lesson in the comfort of his own home, feet propped up.

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Topics: Aaron Sams, Campus Life, Camtasia, Cary Hubbard, flipped classroom, Featured, Jonathan Bergmann, Posts from the Ridge, rob lyons, Roc Evans, Salman Khan, ShowMe, spotlight, technology in schools

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