Multimedia Gamer’s Club

Many of the teachers in the B-Block (including Mr. Wachs) are starting a Multimedia Gamer’s club. the first meeting of this club is tomorrow (Thursday, October 19th) in room B5 (Mr. Wachs’ room) and lunch (12:05). We will discuss what we think about the club and have students do an online survey here 

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Hour of code (wrap up)…

As this week – December  7th – 11th, 2015 (Computer Science Education week) wraps up, I hope you participated in the hour of code this week and had fun introducing or advancing Computer Science in your classrooms. In wrapping up, I got an email from the CSTA (Computer Science Teacher’s Association) this morning announcing the winners of the “Faces of Computing” video contest they run every year. It correlated nicely with the week and the hour of code. The CSTA’s theme this year was “Computing for the Common Good.” They encouraged entries to show groups of students showcasing how computing is used to better the world. The video was to promote their schools’ Computer Science program and the ways it works to teach computing for good. The judgement was based on this and not necessarily the quality of video editing. Here are this year’s winners:

High school winner:

Middle School winner:

Elementary school winner:

Just further motivation behind the importance of Computer Science as a paradigm of development in the technology revolution. More videos like this are available at CSTA Videos.

Have a nice winter break everyone!

New York – Art Field Trip 2015

20151107_114707A big thank you to Ms. Fernie our school’s art teacher who invited myself and Mr. Bilous (our school graphic arts teacher) to act as supervisors on a recent trip to New York city she organized. We toured Manhattan and visited many New York landmarks. See some of the great photos from myself or visit twitter under @SHCvisualarts or instagram under sturgeonheightsgraphics