Category Archives: Teaching

RSS Classes Imagine and Animate “Hammurabi vs. Mr. Lew” Conversations

The RSS classes were challenged to compare and contrast the Middle School Code of Conduct with Hammurabi’s Code, best known for its “eye for an eye” philosophy. After comparing the codes in a Venn Diagram, boys wrote a dialogue between … Continue reading

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Music & Media: Art Inspired Compositions

The Music and Media classes were given a choice of 21 pieces of art, ranging from paintings to instillations to sculpture. Using GarageBand, the boys composed a piece of music. Through numerous student-led critiques, they were able to create compositions … Continue reading

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Featured App: GarageBand for iPad

GarageBand for iPad is a great way to introduce music composition to a large class while using iPads. Our Music & Media class uses GarageBand for a wide array of projects.

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The Creative Process

A great diagram of the “creative process” (via our friends over at NuVu Studio.)

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Growth of 21st Century Electives at Fessenden

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Q.E.D. Spotlight: Prosthetic Finger

Griffin is working hard to put together a programmable prosthetic finger. His Q.E.D. is to eventually create an entire programmable arm, including a hand and five fingers. Griffin’s question is, “Can I create a fully functional robotic arm?” In order … Continue reading

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The Finals of the Robot Challenge in 6th Grade Science!

The Robotics Challenge in sixth grade science came to end today with the competitions in both the excavator and race track challenges. The boys did a great job building and programming some very slick robots. The video below features the … Continue reading

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3D Printed Fessenden

The boys in Graphics and Multimedia took on a project this semester where they had to recreate the Fessenden campus using the C.A.D. program Google SketchUp. They did a great job putttin together some of the famous Fessenden landmarks, many … Continue reading

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Bird Nerds!

Mr. Banister (5th Grade Science) is starting 2014 off with a new resolution….to totally flip his classroom. ┬áHe has worked hard to have his popular bird unit totally flipped for the boys when they return from Winter Break. The boys … Continue reading

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Question. Explore. Demonstrate.

Fessenden started a program called Q.E.D. in 2012 that provides an opportunity for our students to explore innovative learning based on their own passions, interests, and talents. During this endeavor, boys will practice creativity grounded in purpose and the iterative, … Continue reading

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