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Technology advancing at VMSS

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VMSS is becoming more advanced every year in education and technology. We use many types of technology, including iPads, Chromebooks, computer labs, Collaboration Station, Schoology, Fab Lab equipment and video cameras. Of course, technology can also play a big role in your everyday and can really enrich students if used the right way.

Technology is advancing and VMSS is keeping up with it, including our access to it. With a district consisting of relatively equal schools, Valley Middle’s Fab Lab is where we really shine. There are many interesting things associating technology in the Fab Lab that truly make our school special. You can make vinyl cutouts. There are also 3D printers to make amazing creations beyond your wildest dreams. Mr. Lindquist wishes to see more access to the Fab Lab and spaces to use these technologies.

According to Mr. Lindquist, a constant problem that we face with technology would be the costs and replacing consumables like vinyl, woods, and acrylics. Another challenge is that many of the iPads face a lot of problems and errors. For example, some of the kids experience difficulties with Chrome and Safari. Some also have issues with Self Service, and have trouble with downloading apps.

There are a lot of other programs that provide opportunities to use these technologies. There is a coding class where students can learn and use computers. There is a multimedia class, which includes video editing, company development and graphic design. These classes are taught by Mrs. Connell and by Mr. Podmers, who also teach basic engineering and host after school Fab Lab classes for all grade levels.

If you have any questions or concerns about technology, see Mr. Lindquist behind the LMC.

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2 Responses to “Technology advancing at VMSS”

  1. Olivia on March 12th, 2018 11:33 am

    I’m wondering how I get in to fab lab! Does it cost money? I haven’t gotten to do fab lab at all…

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    Michael Herron Reply:

    Olivia to answer your question. Just ask! I know that Mr. Podmers and Mr. Martin have an after school class that you can take. You are able to make really whatever you like. If you made made it, invented, designed it etc. it’s completely free.

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