EAST High Schoolers to Share Knowledge with Elementary Students


EAST High Schoolers to Share Knowledge with Elementary Students
8/14/2013 4:46:54 PM

EAST After Hours grant allows North Pulaski and Sylvan HIlls High Schools to conduct tech camp.

North Pulaski High School and Sylvan Hills High School’s EAST programs were awarded an EAST After Hours $10,000 grant to purchase technology equipment and software in order to hold an ongoing after-school technology camp for local elementary school students.

The two EAST programs will work together with the after-school care program at Sherwood’s Bill Harmon Recreation Center. EAST students from both schools will teach 30 elementary school students how to use Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, GarageBand music creation, and GPS equipment.

The camp will run for two hours a week from January to April, and activities will include creating maps, music, Augmented Reality modules, and geocaching. “We really want to get the kids out of their seats and find out that technology can be fun” said Kristin Forrester, a NPHS EAST student working on the project.

Scott Jochim, Creative Director of Digital Tech Frontier, the creator of the Virtual Reality Development Lab and the Augmented Reality Development Lab, will conduct a training session for the participants.

The grant was made possible through the Southeast Education Cooperative, the EAST Initiative, and the Arkansas Department of Education.


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