Innovator's Corner

"Implementing, enhancing and supporting technology to provide equitable access for all innovative learners. "

Lethbridge Schools are always experimenting with new tools that spark creativity and enhance curriculum. Below are just some of the innovative tools that have been recently added to our schools' classrooms and learning commons spaces. 

The Microsoft HoloLens is the Lethbridge School Districts first mixed reality headset.  Students at our new middle school, Senator Joyce Fairbairn, have the opportunity to experience mixed reality in the Learning Commons space.

Meet Ozobot, a fun little robot students can program using an iPad or simply by giving instructions by creating different patterns on paper with markers. You can find Ozbot in many of our elementary Learning Commons areas.

Go beyond the screen with OSMO, an interactive tool that uses textile with the digital help support Literacy and Numeracy. Teachers can place their own vocabulary and pictures into the app and have students play a spelling bee type game. The app is also available in French so it is great for our French Language Learners.  Find OSMO kits throughout our elementary school Learning Commons spaces. 

Dash and Dot are a great robotic duo! Students create algorithms that solve problems, like making the robots navigate through a complex maze. Dash and Dot come with a set of challenge cards that are grade specific so students can work independently, mastering challenges. You can find Dash and Dot in a number of our Learning Commons spaces. 

Microsoft Surface Studio is a new category of device, designed to put you at the center of the creative process. Turn your desk into a Studio. Schools can sign out the Studio from the technology department. If you would like to book the studio please contact jesse.sadlowski@lethsd.ab.ca

The first-of-its-kind virtual reality platform developed by HTC and Valve for total immersion in virtual worlds. Using a headset and wireless controllers, you can now explore and interact with VR experiences, apps that blur the lines between imagination and reality. If you would like to reserve it please contact jesse.sadlowski@lethsd.ab.ca 

The Revolution is not the only 3D printer being used in the Lethbridge School district, but it is the newest. You can see the printer in action by contacting  greg.fischer@lethsd.ab.ca (AKA Fish)

 

The  Padcaster is a complete turnkey system that makes filming your projects a breeze. It’s the perfect product for endless activities including digital storytelling, professional video, morning announcements, green screen projects, sporting events, concerts, plays, graduation ceremonies, school meetings, live stream events, CCTV, news & journalism clubs and classroom instruction. A Padcaster and Ipad have been purchased for each school in Lethbridge 51 so keep an eye open for some great videos. 

 

Come and meet mBot at Victoria Park High School, a friendly entry-level robot for every child! Unleash their imagination and make mBot come alive with simple drag and drop programming blocks. To learn more about the mBot please contact brad.robert@lethsd.ab.ca

 

Historica Canada along with SESQUI Inc. has delivered FREE virtual reality viewers to all Lethbridge students grades 7 and up. Schools either choose to keep these viewers as reusable teaching tools or sent them home with the students. To learn more about the project please visit http://sesqui.ca/en/about

Lego WeDo 2.0 technology is being introduced and utilized currently at Coalbanks Elementry School.  Lego WeDo can help educators teach science and engineering to students. To learn more about the Lego WeDo Kits please contact jesse.sadlowski@lethsd.ab.ca 

Educators are loving Minecraft for education and it currently is being used at G.S. Lakie Middle School and Chinook High School. This is not your regular Minecraft but an education version designed for teachers to teach computer codding and curriculum. To learn more visit https://education.minecraft.net/ 

Cubelets robotic blocks stick together to help students learn how to program. The combination of syntax free drag-and-drop programing and the expansive Cubelets Blockly tutorials means you can begin adding unique behavior to your construction in no time. You can find Cubelets in many of our Learning Commons spaces. 

Empowering Invention and Innovation in Kids Little Bits are great little electronic building blocks. Learn to use a relay in a circuit is just one of many things, students can learn from the little bits tool box.  Find little bits at Galbraith Elementary in the Learning Commons space. 

Try Google Home in our new middle school Learning Commons. Ask Google questions like “Who is Tom Joed”? Google may have answers. 

The Ricoh 360 camera is being used by the district to create new and exciting 360 videos to support student learning. See a 360 video tour of our new middle school by clicking on the link. https://youtu.be/6rsD3smOaKk