Source: k12blueprint.com | Re-Post Tech Innovation 10/12/2016
What if you could combine a powerful all-in-one desktop PC with a scanner, projector, and an innovative touch-sensitive projection surface and use that technology to empower STEM learning? That’s why Intel Education gave away an HP Sprout desktop device to one lucky educator.
Blue River Valley Jr. Sr. High School is a school near New Castle, Indiana serving four communities. Approximately 46% of the student population is on the Free and Reduced Lunch program. The insulated area and its humble economy have resulted in students having very little knowledge of the world outside of their small rural community.
“It is difficult for our students to see how content can reach beyond the walls of the school,” says Blue River Valley Jr. Sr. High School Media Specialist Stacia Guarisco. “This challenge tends to keep students from reaching their full potential.”
As a High School Media Specialist, Guarisco wears many hats. She assists teachers in integrating technology, usually through collaborative teaching. She is also in charge of book purchases—encouraging reading and information literacy—while improving curriculum through technology.