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Acera: Elementary & Middle School For Gifted & Talented Students, Boston MA

How to Make A Prosthetic Leg

Students in Ms. Kim’s class have been working on an engineering design challenge this spring related to their theme for the year, “What Makes us Human?” In teams, they designed prosthetic legs. See their creations, and reflections on… Read More

Student Opinion: How Augmented Reality can Revolutionize Education

By: Yash A. Yash is a middle schooler at Acera, this blog post is part of his tech elective What is Augmented Reality? Augmented Reality can be used for many different purposes. One of those purposes is for education….. Read More

Can’t Stop The Feelin’!

Sometimes, all it takes is one student, one idea, and a little tenacity, and you get a whole community to come together and discover each other in new and wonderful ways. When Jackson Gamache (Ms. Nic’s class) first… Read More

Raising adolescents: Why we need to be better historians of our kid’s successes

In his 40 years helping students and their families navigate the teenage years, Rick Irving has dealt with so many aspects of adolescent behavior: the shoulder shrugs, the one-word answers, the storming out of the room, the topic-shifting… Read More

Lessons in Design Thinking

It is Tuesday afternoon, right after recess – project time in Miss Christine’s MS1 class. Huddled around tables in different corners of the room, students work in groups as small as two and as big as five children…. Read More