STEAM Conference

On Wednesday, February 13th we participated in the Lincolnshire-Prarie View School District 103 Learning Fund Foundations first STEAM Conference.

If you are not familiar with STEAM, this includes the traditional STEM fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, with the addition of Art!

This event provided almost 250 students with the opportunity to participate in many activities including coding games and robotics.

Head on over to the district’s Facebook page to see some great photos of the evening CLICK HERE.

We have included a copy of the event’s press releast for download STEAM Conference Press Release.

CES through the eyes of an expert

Last month we talked in this blog about the Consumer Electronics Show and why we as parents and educators should care about it.

This month we wanted to take a look at what was presented at the show. Our resident Children’s Technology expert Dr. Warren Buckleitner of the Children’s Technology thought were ‘pretty cool’. Included below are videos so we can see the show through his eyes and get his insight into the show.

  1. My Waymo Self Driving Car video lets you see what your autonomous car sees, as it sucks up the information from your town’s streets to make itself smarter. 

  1. The Wall by Samsung lets you build screens out of HD 6 by 8 inch blocks. This could have huge implications for classrooms or libraries. Why? You can make your big screen match your space, rather than the other way around. 

  1. Philips Avent Smart Baby Bottle is one of several cool baby gadgets I sent to the mother of my Grandson (aka my daughter). She’ll never use such a thing because she doesn’t even have a microwave. But this bottle can send information about the liquid inside the bottle to your smart phone via bluetooth, so you can check the temperature or track amounts and feeding times.

 

What are you most excited to see in your home in the future?



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