Back To School Fair – School Supplies
From Lisa Garcia
We are gearing up for the 2016 Back To School Fair. It is essential to provide our students the supplies necessary to be prepared for the first day of school. The BTSF committee works diligently to secure backpacks and school supplies. The BTSF committee needs a comprehensive list of school supplies pre-k through 12th grade. Please send your school supply list to firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, May 3.
Thanks in advance,
Google Cardboard Pilot Opportunity!
From Amanda Kain
We have an exciting opportunity to share with you regarding a pilot program! Using Google Cardboard and Kindle Fires, students will have the opportunity to experience virtual field trips and learning that would otherwise not be possible. The selected school will receive 35 Kindle Fires and Google Cardboard virtual reality sets; with these resources, one school will have the ability to have three virtual reality sets that teachers can check out for use in their classroom.
Using the cardboard, students can engage in a variety of learning experiences to support their understanding of STEM content. For example, using the Titans of Space app, students can take a virtual tour of the solar system, supporting 1st and 2nd graders as they explore Earth???s place in the universe. 3rd graders might use Polar Sea??360, The Wild Within, or Discovery VR to explore the world as they learn about ecosystem interactions, energy, and dynamics. As our elementary students learn about engineering and solve engineering problems, they will have the ability to virtually explore structures, buildings, and cities. As new virtual reality apps are being developed all the time, our students will have increased opportunities to explore the world. Watch this quick clip for more information about Google Cardboard: https://youtu.be/y1YHKSjp5bk
If this sounds like something your school would be interested in doing, please apply using the link below by the end of the day on Friday, April 29th:
The selected school will be notified next week, with arrangements for training and ongoing support for classroom instruction integration being made at that time.