Why do high school students take the time to volunteer and help people?
Many of them, if not most, have a sincere desire to do good in the world. However, as most teachers, parents and counselor know, many are also motivated by the need to do things that make them look good to the colleges where they are applying. Read more
In a traditional mathematics class, the teacher stands in front of the room and teaches a lesson. But what if some of the students aren’t there? They miss the lesson. And what if lots of students aren’t there? The effectiveness of the classroom is brought to a halt. Read more
Few areas of CTE training and education are so full of romance. When you say the word “robot,” students start to think about anthropomorphic robots that walk around in sci-fi movies. They think about battle robots that fight each other on cool television shows. Or they think about teaming up with fellow students to enter a robotics competition by designing a robot that will walk around on Mars, perform surgery on patients in operating rooms, or enter a building and defuse a bomb. Read more
Thanks to Micro:Bit Basic Kits Donated by The Student Research Foundation
The students in Mrs. Riley’s classroom were eager to learn computer science, but the East Bernard High School in rural Texas lacked the funds to equip their classrooms with the computers they needed to learn to code. So Mrs. Riley, who is committed to providing the best learning opportunities possible for her students, came up with a solution. If she could equip her classroom with Electronix Express Micro:Bit Basic Kits, which cost only $22.95, her students could study computer science and learn skills similar to those being taught in larger school systems. Read more
Mrs. Avcollie’s High School Newspaper Club Gets a New Digital SLR Camera Thanks to a Donation from the Student Research Foundation
A high school newspaper needs to include photographs of school events. Plus, most high school papers today post videos on their websites and on social media.
But when it came to shooting photos and videos, a group of high school students in Terryville High School in
Terryville, CT hit a snag. Because their school’s old cameras had stopped working, students were forced to use their phones to take the pictures and videos that would accompany the articles they published. Read more