Students and staff of Amherst County Public Schools. Students and staff of Amherst County Public Schools. Students and staff of Amherst County Public Schools.

Hands-On Coding

Even big kids in the fourth grade love the Code and Go Mouse.  Here they are creating mazes and trying to code their mouse to move through the maze.

Bringing Insight to Sound in the STEAM Lab

Students at AES participated in various hands on experienments on sound when Southern Air engineer, Johnathon Givens visited the STEAM lab.

 

Black History STEAM Style

Leland Melvin is a local hero.  He is an American engineer and a former NASA astronaut. He served on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis.

 
 

Coding Kinders

Even Kinders can code.  Here are kindergarteners from CES exploring with the Code and Go Mouse.

 

Black History STEAM Style

Kimberly Bryant wanted to ensure that young black girls have the opportunity to learn how to code. In 2011, this technologist founded Black Girls Code, a six-week program that teaches basic programming concepts, and gives underrepresented youths the chance to learn about robotics, and a wide range of other technological concepts.

 

Black History STEAM Style

George Washington Carver was born into slavery and went on to become a botanist and one of the most prominent scientists and inventors of his time as well as a teacher at the Tuskegee Institute.

He discovered over 100 products using one major crop — the peanut — including dyes, plastics and gasoline.

 

Code A Story

Students in grades K-2 are really enjoing showing off their coding skills.  Below first graders are using the Code and Go Mouse to review the story sequence to the story, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover. 

 

Coding skills, at their very core, are merely steps or a sequence to something.  This can be integrated into any subject.  Ask your ITRT to show you how you can integrate coding into your curriculum!

Flipgrid Friday

Gail Moore used a really cool instructional tool tool to help a teacher find out what her students knew about the water cycle.  Check with one of your ITRTs to see how this tool can be used in your classroom.  In the meantime, find out more about Flipgrid here.

 

Happy Friday!

AMS Orientation Video

The high school's TVMP2 studentswere at AMS yesterday for several hours in the morning and canvased the school to create a video for rising 6th graders. Although the video is not quite done, check out this sample that was designed to showcase the movement of car and bus riders at school dismissal time. Parts of this will be in the final video that our TVMP2 class students are creating.   They are doing great things!
 
 

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