Nearly 1,000 people attended WSISD's first-ever Bear Bytes Technology Expo on March 22. Students and their families had the opportunity to use a variety of robo...ts and a 3D printer, take a field trip with virtual reality goggles, use ozobots for coding, and crack codes with science breakout educational kits.
The entire event was led by Brewer High School and Brewer Middle School students who participate in the district's iSchool initiative. Select students are empowered to work with educators and ensure that teachers and students embrace technology in the classroom and utilize the latest technology to promote a culture of lifelong learning.
Participants learned how students use various apps and programs in class such as iMovie, Quizlet, Raspberry Pi, PhET simulations and GoNoodle.
Students also shared the projects they've completed by using technology and Project Based Learning in classes like aeronautics.
Brewer High School students demonstrated drones, and one lucky winner won a drone!
Students also led participants in games that taught digital citizenship (i.e. what not to post on social media, how to avoid cyberbullying, how to keep your passwords secure, etc.).
Liberty Elementary had the highest percentage of individuals in attendance, receiving $250 to purchase additional technology that will be used in the classroom. #bearbytes2K18
One lucky teacher or staff member will get to wear an Easter Bunny costume during school this Friday, March 23rd! Students can pay $1 to vote for the person of... their choice. Voting is open during lunches this week, Tuesday through Thursday. Which teacher or staff member do you want to see wearing the Bunny Costume?!
Win a drone, an osmo kit, a Virtual Reality headset and much more at WSISD's Bear Bytes Technology Expo this Thursday night from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Brewer Middle... School, 1000 S. Cherry Lane.
Check out drones, robots, 3D printers, virtual reality googles, lego robots, and more! Learn how to make book trailers with iMovie, use ozobots for coding, and use breakout educational kits!
The event will include free hot dogs, and the school with the most in attendance will receive $250 to purchase additional technology that will be used in the classroom.
It's all student-led, and you'll also get to see tons of student projects that demonstrate what our kids are doing in the classroom with technology! We have 20 plus booths, and you won't want to miss it!
Brewer High School and Brewer Middle School students invite students of all ages and their families to the first-ever Bear Bytes Technology Expo on Thursday, Ma...rch 22 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
The student-led event will include demonstrations of drones and robots, and participants will have an opportunity to use a 3D printer and robotic arm as well as take a virtual field trip with Google Expeditions.
The event at Brewer Middle School, located at 1000 S. Cherry Lane in White Settlement, will include free hot dogs and door prizes.
Students will share how technology is being used in their classes as well as the projects they've completed by using technology and Project Based Learning.
Students will also lead participants in games that teach digital citizenship (i.e. what not to post on social media, how to avoid cyberbullying, how to keeping your passwords secure, etc.).
The school with the highest percent of individuals in attendance will receive $250 to purchase additional technology that will be used in the classroom.