Below is our Tech Sherpa coverage. In a very 'meta-moment' there is a section where the Tech Sherpa students are streaming as the Channel 5 reporter interviews them.
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The RSU 19 middle schoolers were at school on Saturday, but none of
them were sitting in a classroom. They got to show off to friends and
family all that they have done this school year.
Keith Kelley is the Integrated Technology Teacher, he hopes the Student
Technology Showcase is a learning experience for kids and parents.
"Our robot kids that built the robots are now having to describe to mom
and dad how to run it... so they learn a lot from that," Kelley said.
Connor Verreault is in the 6th grade at RSU. Saturday he got to learn
about the robots. "I think it would be more fun to interact with the
robots and build them for the end of the seventh grade year," he said.
The students host a live web "hangout" once a week during the year. They
were hosting one Saturday as well. During the web chats they answer
questions about technology from teachers around the world.
Jared Gay is one student who helps facilitate the online chats, "you can
help teachers everywhere and that just always feels good and you know
that your helping their students and it reaches out to them," he said.
Carol Burnette is one student's grandmother. She was excited to see what
he learns at school, "it's a great experience, it's wonderful to see
what the kids are doing and RSU has some great things that people should
know," she said.
Riley Savage spent the year learning to build a skateboard, something she didn't think she could do.
"When I come into IT I feel like I can do anything that I want with my
skateboard. After I did that I was like I can't believe I finished it
and then after I did the grip tape and the trunks and the wheels I was
like wow, I'm done" she says.
This was the 9th RSU Student Technology Showcase, and organizer hope to make it even bigger next year. Channel 5 Wabi Story