Technology

Flexible Scheduling Allows Schuyler to Attend Robotics Competitions

Imagine your child wants to participate in a hockey game at noon on a Tuesday. Imagine she is auditioning for a tv show on a Monday at 10 AM. Imagine he has a music performance on a Friday at 3 PM. Imagine she has a dance competition 1 PM on a Wednesday. In today’s world, more and more kids participate …

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Meet The fifth Grade Papago Elementary School Robotic Team

Mrs. Hartell’s fifth Grade robotics team is competing in the Dash Robot Challenge starting September 19. Two teams of five will be competing using coding and the Dash and Dot robots to complete three challenges over a three month period. After they finish the three events they could then be invited to compete in the finals in April. They will …

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Colton Talks Computer Game Code

Colton knows how to write code for computer games! He is also an avid swimmer and almost a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. How did you learn to write code for computer games? I read and watched how to do it on YouTube. My friend Hans and I do it together. What kind of games are you interested in? Minecraft, …

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The Sky Is the Limit for Skye

Skye is a driven and tenacious girl who knows what she wants and is not afraid to work hard to accomplish it. “The sky is the limit,” is her favorite saying. Q. You were recently chosen to show a day in the life of a student in the International Baccalaureate Programme, tell us more about that. A. It was challenging, but fun. …

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Robotics Club Encourages Problem Solving and Teamwork

Imagine West Gilbert’s robotics program is in place to assist students in understanding the engineering process as well as to help students problem solve and work together to accomplish a common goal. Q. Why did you want to be a part of the robotics club? Albert ­– I wanted to be a part of the robotics club because I find it very …

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Peter Talks Minecraft

Peter is very interested in Minecraft and is always willing to help somebody else out regardless how it affects him. Peter sits with his grandfather every morning and reads the newspaper. What is your favorite thing about Minecraft? The main thing about Minecraft on my X­Box 360 is building houses and small villages for my brother. I am a true artist. What …

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Chase Hartt, 4th Grader at Discover U, Talks Legos

Have you ever wondered if video games like Minecraft and Roadblocks are educational for your children? Here is a little perspective from Chase Hartt, a 4th grader at Discover U, on why he thinks so. What is the biggest thing you ever built? I am still working on getting new Legos. For Christmas I got 2 boxes of Lego Ninjago (about 600-700 …

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