Bedford’s Technology Showcase: The Basics

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BHS Principal Henry Turner, Superintendent Jon Sills, State Representative Ken Gordon and School Committee Chair Ed Pierce attended the K-12 Technology Showcase

BHS Principal Henry Turner, Superintendent Jon Sills, State Representative Ken Gordon and School Committee Chair Ed Pierce in the BHS library where many of the the K-12 Technology Showcase projects were on display.  Image (c) JMcCT, 2014

Compiled by The Bedford Citizen – Part II

Wednesday evening’s Technology Showcase at Bedford High School involved students from each of Bedford’s schools–Davis (grades K-2), Lane (grades 3-5), the John Glenn Middle School (grades 6-8), and Bedford High School (grades 9-12)–showing off the technology they use in the classroom every day.

To give The Citizen’s readers a sense of the work on display, we offer a PDF of the evening’s 18-page program – Technology Booklet  that details each of the Showcase’s 56 projects. It was was kindly shared by the Superintendent’s office.

The Showcase projects reflect multiple academic disciplines in the Middle and High Schools: Robotics; Drafting; Biology; Geometry; Math; Foods and Nutrition; Guidance; Digital Art; Trigonometry, Statistics and Probability; AP Environmental Science; Algebra; Algebra II; Art 1; Graphics; English; Physics and AP Physics; Modern American History; Pre-Algebra; Life Skills; Tech Ed; French; Reading Strategies; and World History I.

Elementary school projects began with a Davis School Kindergarten Library project and were often multidisciplinary. They covered Library use; Science; Math; Engineering; Finance; Social Studies and Writing; Coding and Programming; Reading and Writing; Mathematics and Literacy.

The Bedford Education Foundation has funded many projects, many of them technological. Click BEF Grants  to see a list of their grants, totaling more than $104,000 since 2008.

Editor’s Note: A review the Showcase with photographs, and a second attendee’s commentary are yet to come.