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England Class Submits Projects To ExploraVision Competition

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 2/6/15

Students in Melinda Schermerhorn’s fifth-grade class at England Elementary School are thinking toward the future for ExploraVision, a competition that tasks teams to research and develop ideas for what current technology will look like in 20 years. ExploraVision, a science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) competition sponsored by Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association,…(Read More)


Chisholm Trail A-STEM club places 2nd at ‘Future City’ contest

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 1/28/15

Planning an urban agriculture system for a future city of 84,000 people only took a month for the Chisholm Trail Middle School Advanced Science Technology Engineering and Math club to complete, and they hope they won’t need to use the model any time soon. The group of 15 students created the city plan for the… (Read More)


Stony Point computer science students win at ‘Code Day’

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 1/6/15

Computer science students at Stony Point High School, fueled by caffeine and programming knowledge, received some of the top awards after competing in an Austin marathon coding event. Code Day is a worldwide student coding event, which tasks participants to write an application in 24 hours. The Austin competition hosts student programmers from high schools …. (Read More)


RRISD Lego robotics teams compete in area competition

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 1/5/15

Legos have become more than building blocks for teams of Round Rock ISD students who take competition and engineering seriously through Lego robotics. Teams from Gattis, Laurel Mountain and Spicewood elementary schools as well as Grisham and Hernandez middle schools competed in the “World Class” themed Central Texas First Lego League Competition last month. During…(Read More)


Laurel Mountain showcases enrichment projects during event

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 12/15/14

Laurel Mountain Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students shared their projects from enrichment clusters. Legos, duct tape, pottery, writing, and more were offered Friday mornings to these students as opportunities for creativity and fun. Parents were invited Friday December 12 to view projects and products created during… (Read More)


Warriors code to celebrate Computer Science Education Week

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 12/12/14

The Westwood Warrior Tech Group hosted an event during on Thursday morning featuring a few of the Hour of Code activities, with students completing the most activities earning points that led to prizes.

Westwood instructional technology specialist Christy Fennewald and the school’s librarians organized the event with students.


Spicewood teachers, computer science students introduce coding to classrooms

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 12/11/14

Teachers at Spicewood Elementary School brought a special treat to students in all grade levels with Hour of Code exercises. Along the way to being introduced to computer science, student also received a lesson in logic, problem solving and creative thinking through themed-games like zombies, “Frozen” and Angry Birds. On Wednesday, Spicewood students participated in… (Read More)

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Pond Springs classes code with local engineers, Angry Birds

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 12/10/14

Carts of laptops were wheeled through the halls of Pond Springs Elementary School Wednesday to introduce the entire school to computer science through the Hour of Code lessons. The fourth grade classes focused an hour on an Angry Birds themed code lesson using visual code blocks to make the bird move. The students used trial-and-error… (Read More)


Dragons bring friends to learn computer coding

Reposted from Round Rock ISD Press Release 12/9/14

Round Rock High School students in computer science and web technologies classes were challenged to bring peers to a coding lessons after school Tuesday as part of the Hour of Code challenge for Computer Science Education Week. Teachers Jean Zajicek, Ian Edgeley and Peggy Mica organized the game-type activity that had students writing their first computer… (Read More)