ACCHaoS Visits Mr. Matus’ Science Classes

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Floating beachball!

Science rocks in Mr. Matus‘ science classes!   We spent the day last Friday with the 5th graders at Eanes Elementary, and we had a blast.

One of the most interesting things about the visit was the use of technology to reinforce and extend their ACCHaoS experience.  During the last 15 minutes or so of each class’ time with the exhibits, Mr. Matus asked them to take a picture or video of their favorite hands-on exhibit with their iPads.  Then, they wrote a few sentences about the this, and emailed it to their parents.  How cool is that?!

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Magdeburg challenge!

The Technical School Revolution in NY

Technical schools in NYC have changed to prepare students for jobs in technology related fields.

“We’re preparing kids for the jobs of the future,” said Seung Yu, founding principal of the Academy for Software Engineering in Manhattan.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/education/stem/social-media-minds-money-behind-tech-school-revolution-article-1.1305212