On the beautiful afternoon of September 20, 2023, we at Prairie STEM had the pleasure of collaborating with the dedicated educators of Howard Kennedy Elementary School in a dynamic one-hour professional development session. Our goal was to inject a burst of innovation and creativity into their teaching practices, focusing on the integration of cutting-edge technology […]
Prairie STEM and Professional Development with Omaha Public Schools Library Services and Sphero Robots on 9-15-2023
Last Friday, we enjoyed an excellent experience at Bluestem Middle School in the company of the remarkable Library Services team from Omaha Public Schools. We had the opportunity to explore two different types of Sphero Robots, namely the Sphero Indi and the Sphero Bolt, both of which prove to be invaluable assets for educational institutions. […]
By: Kimberly Ingraham-Beck “I’m irrelevant, aren’t I?” This is what one teacher asked me after I showed him a demonstration of ChatGPT’s speech-writing capabilities. No, I don’t believe we are. This is my 12th year of teaching and my 6th year as a Computer Science teacher. My feelings may be different than most, but I’ve […]
Presenting for Alpha Delta Kappa in the Westside Community Schools ABC Building on September 26th, 2022
We presented for Alpha Delta Kappa educators. We shared robots, drones, VR/AR/Oculus, technology, STEM Kits, esports, and much more with the group. Everyone enjoyed Bingo’s appearance.
On Tuesday, Sept. 28th, Prairie STEM shared Oculus goggles and NeuroTrainer with technology coordinators and technology staff from area schools and universities at the Instructional Technology Users Group. One of the topics demonstrated was NeuroTrainer using the Oculus 3D goggles. NeuroTrainer is a solution to improve your eye-hand coordination with basic activities that combine neuroscience […]
Melissa Zeiszler, Howard Kennedy’s Dean of STEAM, created a very special school tour for their Open House as a part of Omaha Education week, for the students and parents of Howard Kennedy Elementary School. She received professional development training from Jeff Ingraham, of Prairie STEM, and photographed classrooms and office areas in 360 Virtual Reality. […]