GEMS Innovation Lab Takes Shape

Today’s FWSU STORY features a guest post by Eric Hadd: 

gemsinnolab

In the past 2 weeks, our space has really transformed from what it was, a dated Computer Lab, to what it will be, a modern Innovation Lab!  Sections of wall were removed to create a single larger space. The end result will be part computer lab, part workshop, part learning laboratory. We will have numerous resources and tools to allow students and teachers to create, collaborate, and solve problems across the curriculum.

gemsinnolab3

The pictures below show the new lab this morning, September 12, 2016.  Painting and electrical work are continuing as we plan for the placement of some of the furniture.  Miss Stevenson’s class helped determine the proper spacing for the new tables.

gemsinnolab2

With our new laptops up and running our middle school students have started to dig into game design. Last week students learned to create sprites and objects and how to control their movement. They will be making full games in no time!  We also have groups of students designing Minecraft Worlds and investigating Election 2016 through the design thinking process.

gemsinnolab4

There is much more to come!


e-hadd

Eric Hadd is a Technology Integrationist at GEMS. Learn more about the Innovation Lab here.

 

2 thoughts on “GEMS Innovation Lab Takes Shape

  1. Pingback: A Year of Innovation, Part 1 | THE FWSU STORY

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s