Google brings augmented reality to Kent Prairie Elementary School

Google brings augmented reality to Kent Prairie Elementary School

Kent Prairie Elementary students experienced what it’s like to see a tornado and travel to the sun using Google’s augmented reality technology. A Google for Education representative visited the school on Feb. 9 and let the students engage with three-dimensional objects that were placed around the school. Using a smart phone, students could walk around… Continue Reading Google brings augmented reality to Kent Prairie Elementary School

Tech Ninjas Teach 3rd Graders Coding

Tech Ninjas Teach 3rd Graders Coding

An army of Dash robots face off, sharp lances positioned to engage in a jousting tournament. Each robot holds two lances (very long toothpicks), one sporting a marshmallow. The goal—pierce the marshmallow of the opponent and take it away. Ninja Dojo Ray Birks shouts, “Let the jousting begin!” The controllers grip their iPads. Shy at… Continue Reading Tech Ninjas Teach 3rd Graders Coding

Valentine Boxes at Hathaway Elementary

Valentine Boxes at Hathaway Elementary

Nothing says “Happy Valentine’s Day” like cardboard boxes, string, tape, paper tubes, plastic bottles and ingenuity… at least in Andrew Schlauch’s fifth grade class at Hathaway Elementary. Schlauch has challenged his students for the past five years to explore simple machines as they create a box to collect classroom Valentine cards.  Students creatively incorporate pulleys,… Continue Reading Valentine Boxes at Hathaway Elementary

‘Civics is Fundamental’ Presentation at Mountain View High School Gets Students Registered to Vote

‘Civics is Fundamental’ Presentation at Mountain View High School Gets Students Registered to Vote

  Mountain View High School (MVHS) students in Jim Peterson and Bob Procive Contemporary World Issues classes participated in a Civics is Fundamental presentation by Katherine Murphy, Clark County Vice President for the League of Women Voters. Eligible students also registered to vote! Murphy shared the importance of Civic Engagement and the importance of participation… Continue Reading ‘Civics is Fundamental’ Presentation at Mountain View High School Gets Students Registered to Vote

Bee-Bots Buzzing into Kindergarten Classrooms

Bee-Bots Buzzing into Kindergarten Classrooms

Kindergarten students in Katherine Jackson’s class at Orchards Elementary School – in Evergreen Public Schools are discovering Bee-Bots. The Bee-Bot is a colorful, easy to use robot that can be used for teaching counting, sequencing, estimation, and problem-solving.  These robots are geared to the district’s PreK through First Grade students. The directional keys are used… Continue Reading Bee-Bots Buzzing into Kindergarten Classrooms

Tukes Valley Students Learn Advanced Computer Skills Through Robotics

Tukes Valley Students Learn Advanced Computer Skills Through Robotics

Technology teacher Sherry Lilly is passionate about preparing students for the technological demands of 21st Century jobs. At Tukes Valley middle school, that means finding fun and effective ways to introduce advanced concepts like computer science and programming. That’s where robotics comes in. Introduction to STEM Robotics is a new elective open to eighth grade… Continue Reading Tukes Valley Students Learn Advanced Computer Skills Through Robotics