We are so excited to start our first STEAM lab with 3rd-5th grade students. You may be asking, "STEAM? What's that?" Check out this website. We were inspired by Caine, a nine year old boy, who made his very own arcade using cardboard and supplies from his dad's auto parts shop. (Watch his video to see what he can do with cardboard!) We are using the engineering design process to make our own cardboard creations during our technology specials classes. Stop by the computer lab between January 30-February 5 to check them out!
Second Grade and Third Grade students have been working with the Augmented Reality App, Aurasma. Students created a target image and then recorded themselves to make their picture "come to life!"
2nd Grade: Students printed a two-digit number using Microsoft Office Word changing the color, size, and font. They then wrote addition and subtraction equations to arrive at their target number. Students practice presenting with a partner and then recorded their presentation in the Aurasma App.
3rd Grade: Students have studied joints and bones in science class. They then drew a joint and/or bone using Tux Paint or art materials. They wrote information they've learned and recorded their presentations in Aurasma.
Students were able to practice speaking, listening, presentation skills, and connect to content areas in their grade level. Teachers are able to use the end product for formative assessments.
The Aurasma App is FREE and you can download it to watch their pictures hanging outside their classrooms come to life!