Adjacent to the media center lies Piedmont's new innovation lab. What goes on in an innovation lab? Showing might be easier than telling:
Below are just a few shots of the action in the lab this year. Hover over to view captions.
Not pictured: The victory lap Brendan took when he firgured out how to hook up the ancient montor, video camera, and player.
Students visit during lunch, healthy kids, compacting and online time to work alone and together; to create and dissassemble; to relax and study. Yesterday in the lab, in addition to online classwork, scheduling foreign language speaking tests, and preparing schoolwork, students worked on diy projects, took apart old lapop, formed a "coconut" (nearly completely round smooth ball of kinetic sand), colored tape with sharpies to make a blacklight attachment for their phones then researched what glows in black light and why (they'd thought it was germs, but its phosphorus), braided hair, took photos, filmed video on iPad and vintage TV cameras, and video conferenced with a Dell executive.
If you want to watch and learn from Jamari, he advised a fellow student to "be one with the chair"
And here's a student's iPad recording of the action with me tweeting the genius innovation as it occurs.
Celebrating Piedmont : a blog of Happy Happenings
"Celebrating Piedmont" logs only a small fraction of the learning magic the teachers of CMS' Piedmont Middle School, an IB World School. create daily. In that sense, it is authored by all the staff and students of Piedmont. It is curated by Ms. Gurthie who can be reached at the icons above. She'll be happy to brag about Piedmont's teachers and students any chance she gets! Please note this blog has only just begun and we have so much to show off! Come back again soon!