#SAMSuccess story: When Coding Meets Art!
Customer: Lake Oswego School District, OR
Educators: Nickie Doran (STEM teacher), Catherine Melton (STEM teacher), Kiki Hueneke (Science and STEM teacher)
Grades taught: K-5
They use: SAM Labs STEAM Solution + Maker Solution
We love to hear stories of when teachers start using our technology and lesson plans, run with them and really make them their own!
Today, the spotlight’s on three teachers in the Lake Oswego School District (Oregon) who are taking class projects to a whole new level of creativity, ticking all the boxes for science, tech, engineering, art and math learning!
Speaking of SAM Labs lessons and technology, Kiki Hueneke said, “It’s easy and the guided curriculum really helps. Kids love it!”.
Catherine Melton agreed, saying “The students love SAM Labs so we’ll keep it going.”
These projects have also been a great introduction to coding. Using SAM Labs coding software, plus hardware such as LED lights and motor blocks, Lake Oswego students created spinning carnival rides.
Owls were another standout project, complete with moving heads and blinking eyes! Students created their owls out of different classroom materials, and used SAM Studio to code their movements and actions.
Science and STEM teacher Kiki Hueneke said: “My favorite thing about using SAM labs is the way it helps students use coding and hands-on materials to create a sensory experience that tells a story to show their science learning.”
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