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Osmos in 2nd Grade

Orchard Hill 2nd graders are having an amazing time experiencing the Osmo. What's an Osmo you might be asking? Osmo is hands on—it's a set of iPad games played with real-world pieces. You set the ipad on a unique stand with a red plastic reflector that redirects the iPad's front-facing camera to the game pieces as your child interacts with them on a table or floor. These second graders pictured here had a great time manipulating the pieces to solve problems in order to fill their aquarium [...]

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Osmos in 1st grade

Cedar Heights 1st graders had an amazing time experiencing the Osmo. What's an Osmo you might be asking? Osmo is hands on—it's a set of iPad games played with real-world pieces. You set the ipad on a unique stand with a red plastic reflector that redirects the iPad's front-facing camera to the game pieces as your child interacts with them on a table or floor. The first graders had a great time manipulating the pieces to solve problems in order to fill their aquarium with fish. The Osmo is [...]

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Idance Lincoln Elementary

The idance is back in PE!

The idance is a video game that works the leg muscles and helps to improve cardiovascular endurance. While traditional video games are criticized for encouraging a sedentary lifestyle, the idance does quite the opposite. Students move to the beat of a song while trying to step on arrows in a specific sequence. It’s a great physical activity that is highly motivating and fun!

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Just a little coding!

4th graders at Cedar Heights have been working really hard with learning to code with Ozobot. What's ozobot you ask? Ozobot is the world’s smallest smart robot. This right brain – left brain integrating bot builds both creativity and coding skills in ages 6 and up. The coding that the 4th graders have been working on is static coding. The codes that students are making use the colors black, red, blue, and green. Combinations of those colors enable ozobot to do different things like give th [...]

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Stem+festival Peet Junior High

Family STEM Festival

Cedar Valley Family STEM FestivalFamilies are invited to attend the Cedar Valley Family STEM Festival on Thursday, November 10 from 4:00 to 7:30 PM at the Five Sullivan Brothers Convention Center in Waterloo. The festival is free and open to the public.The goals of the festival are to promote, inspire and engage youth in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) activities and to introduce children and parents to STEM careers in their local communities.Over 70 organizations f [...]

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Help your teen manage Social Media

Check out this infographic to lead you to places that will help your teen manage life with social media.Don't know all the terms your student is using?  Check out the digital glossary!   See the apps and extensions links to help your teen realize what they are doing with their time.There is also a suggestion of how to set a Media Contract with your student! Also a quick video on how to help your student stop multi-tasking while working on homework! 

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Using iPads in 1st Grade

          Cedar Heights First Graders are hard at work learning about reading, writing and math this year!  We are so fortunate to have iPads available in our classrooms to enhance our learning.  The first grade students have been using the iPads for a variety of activites including listening to fluent reading and practicing reading books with an app called Kids A-Z.  They have also used iPads to practice math skills, scan QR codes to find information, listen to stories, and record themsel [...]

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Code+2 Lincoln Elementary

Lincoln 4th Grade Use Coding

Mr. Rhoads' class is using their knowledge of coding and applying it to real-world situations. The goal is to create a race track and enter code into their robotic car in this exciting, hands-on STEM activity. Students are learning how to input the proper code to help their car and their group achieve the goal of  racing past the finish line.

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5th graders code with Ozobots

Ozobots are tiny robots that are used to show block coding. They read 4 basic colors- red, green, blue, and black. You can create a track that Ozobot can follow using a black marker, and then using those 4 colors you can create codes that Ozobots will do. They can do a moonwalk, spin like a tornado, jump left, jump right, speed ahead, or go super slow. Those are just SOME of the things Ozobot can do!    

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