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Jackson STEM Dual Language Magnet Academy’s Fifth Grade Students Present their Capstone Projects

Jackson Magnet’s 5th graders used their STEM knowledge and skills to create and present their capstone projects to 4th graders. In a capstone project, the students use the knowledge they have gained during the course of the school year and pursue independent research on a question or problem. During their investigations, they engage in scholarly debates and produce a substantial project that reflects a deep…

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Waverly School’s Seventh Graders’ Introduction to Future Cities

Spanish teacher Miguel introduced the 7th graders to Future Cities, which is a national engineering competition. Future Cities will be offered as a middle school…

Printing in 3D: Coming to Paradise Canyon Near You

PCY 5-30-2016 1st pics01 Frank and Camille Paton with Computer Lab Specialist Dennis Carreon and Director of Technology Jamie Lewsadder The PCY computer lab is home to a brand new 3D printer, thanks to the Paton Group, a local company that specializes in distributing cutting edge technology tools to…

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Clairbourn’s First Grade Aragonite Crystal Discovery

First grade student Isaac C. returned from a family vacation to Death Valley with a “popcorn rock” to share with his classmates. The rock was…

Summer Boot Camps for Teachers and Staff

Google Certified Educator pics01 La Canada Unified School District (LCUSD) is excited to present a series of Google Bootcamps that will further develop productivity skills, support instructional integration, and build collaborative processes. There are four dates to choose from. Please fill out this form to reserve a spot: June…

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Blair Students Visit Univision Spanish Language TV Station

Blair High School’s Dual Language Immersion Program (DLIP) students visited the Univision Spanish Language TV station to learn about the importance of bilingualism/biliteracy. Their 6:00…

Keep Learning This Summer

Arroyo Pacific Academy 5-11-2016 pics01 Summer can be a tricky time to keep your child’s learning abilities and skills in check – kids just want to play and are not really thinking about opening their math exercise books. But here are a couple of ideas how to make sure your…

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Yes, Preschool is Important

Education in the preschool years involves preparing a foundation for children’s learning and sets the stage for a positive approach to education, which is a…

Mayfield Junior School: Exploring with Google Expeditions

MJS 4-12-2016 pics01 “Whoa! Oh! This is awesome!” Beware Google Expeditions can cause spontaneous exclamation. Students and teachers in grades 2-8 discovered this when Mayfield Junior School was selected to experience Google’s latest innovation this week. With Google Cardboard devices held firmly over their eyes, students stood amidst…

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Bosco Tech Senior Creates Mini Game Console

While freshmen in Bosco Tech’s Computer Science & Electrical Engineering (CSEE) program have been busy building their own computers, senior Donovan Gonzalez has taken the project a quantum leap further and, by programming one of the wallet-sized kits, has created a working mini-console reminiscent of arcade gaming units introduced in the early 1980s. The Raspberry Pi kit project, introduced this year to CSEE freshmen in their Computer & Electronics Basics class, allows them to explore computing and learn programming while customizing their own fully functional but tiny motherboards. The finished unit communicates with monitors, cameras and USB-enabled peripheral devices, while…

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