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2017-2018 Features

Early Release in Action: Force and Motion at Elmonica Elementary School

During an Early Release Wednesday collaboration Elmonica Elementary School third grade teachers were searching for ideas for experiments in force and motion and how they could incorporate technology into their lessons. They looked to their Innovation Strategist for support.

"We coordinated with our Innovation Strategist, Ryan Hoxie, who was able to join us for a collaboration meeting to discuss the details of our unit and tying in technology and SeeSaw," says 3rd grade teacher Kristina Chou. "Ryan met with us and described what Wonder Workshop Dash robots would be capable of and how it would tie into our unit on force and motion."

Mr. Hoxie was able to schedule time to push into the classrooms and deliver the mini lesson. Students conducted the experiment in the MakerSpace. During the experiments, students rotated jobs, including photography. Photos were then posted for parents to view on SeeSaw. The students were also exposed to introductions in coding.

In upcoming Wednesday early release, the team will continue to reflect on SeeSaw."