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Issue 5, Spring 2010

Uganda Unpacked: A Mizungu Tale,
   Brian Delgado, Elika Dadsetan,
   & Nicole Pack
In the Circle, Janna Steffan
Engaging Students, David Price
How Do They Come Up With
   This Stuff?
, Sara Morgan
Disruptive Innovations
   in Schooling
, Michael Horn
Race and Ethnicity
   in an Integrated School
, Spencer Pforsich
Autobots in Action, Karl Wendt
Visions of Mathematics, Ben Daley
Judo Math, Dan Thoene
Family Mathers, Kristin Komatsubara
Writing About Math, Allison Cuttler
Going Gaga, Marc Shulman
The Agony and The Ecstasy
   (of Math)
, Jean Kluver

1: Bilingual Spoken Word
2: Children’s Astronomy Book Project
3: The Sangak{You} project
4: Geometric Mural Project
5: Physics A to Z
6: Philosopher Shrines Salon Night
7: Urban Homesteading Project
8: Illuminated Journals
9: The Hidden Garden

The Hidden Garden

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In a hidden garden revived from the 1920s, seniors from High Tech High Media Arts installed art and media among the flowers and fruits they had cultivated that fall. The projects spanned five disciplines and culminated in an exhibition celebrating the interconnectedness of nature.

Shine (Art & Humanities)
Inspired by the Japanese Shoji tradition, students wrote Haiku poems and silk screened them onto hand-built lamps that illuminated the landscape on exhibition night. Visit &

The Experience of Environment (Environmental Science & Multimedia)
Science and digital art came together in sound, video and interactive installations that examined the social, economic and physical complexities of our environment.Visit

Fractal Projections (Art, Mathematics & Multimedia)
Through mathematical analysis and computer graphic design, students produced fractal art slides that were cast onto the interior garden walls.
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The Hidden Garden (Environmental Science)
Creating and nurturing a community garden, students explored environmental science themes like biodiversity, composting/waste reduction, nutrient cycling, and sustainability. Visit

Teacher Reflection Students were asked to produce digital media projects that were both scientifically rigorous and artistically interesting. After several tiers of brainstorming, pre-production and individual project advising, students and teachers alike were beaming over their productions.

—Margaret Noble