OWLS is an acronym for Observe, Wonder, Learn, and Share--the learning actions we strive to foster while problem solving and brainstorming in the makerspace. Our students are encouraged to observe the world around them, wonder how they can make a difference, learn about various ways to solve any problems they see, then share their solutions with their peers, the community, or the broader world!
Depending on the grade, the following skills are taught to grades 2nd to 8th:
- Read/write (code) basic computer programs on various platforms
- Debug a program
- Identifying and fixing errors in computer code
- Manipulate and enhance images via photography applications
- Create their own music/mashups through music applications
- Program a robot to complete a certain task
- Design and print various 3D models using TinkerCad
- Make their own professional portfolio using Google Sites
- Develop better teamwork skills
- Develop robust Digital Citizenship skills
- Identifying credible/non-credible sources, how to use Google Scholar/databases to find information, etc.
- What does it mean to be part of a digital community? How do you respect/represent yourself professionally in an online space?
- Internet Safety
- Digital Footprint
- Strategies to Address Cyberbullying
- Plagiarism/Copyright Law
- Information Literacy
Every student in grades one through eight is assigned a Chromebook for use throughout the year.