Students Build Websites To Show What They Learn

Ms. Nicdao’s Geography class does not just learn facts about the Middle East and Central Asia, they discover it on their own. The unit consisted of discussing videos depicting the view of women and education in some Middle East countries controlled by radical Muslims and the Taliban. Last year, CNN Hero Razia Jan spoke to the students at PMA regarding teachers and students who literally risk their lives for education.

In these pictures, students are sharing their websites to one another in class. Student work is not only for the teacher but for a wider audience like their classmates and for YOU, the person who is reading this.

Check out some of their work and pictures below.

WEBSITES
Palestine by Natalie and Emily
Iraq by Michael and Marlon
Turkey by Natalia and Kayla
Yemen by Sebastian and Steven

Ivan G. listens as Chester A. shows him the music and food of the United Arab Emirates.

Ivan G. listens as Chester A. shows him the music and food of the United Arab Emirates.

Students learn about other Middle East and Afghan countries from each other.

Students learn about other Middle East and Afghan countries from each other.

John shows his website about Turkey.

John shows his website about Turkey.

Tech Fair at PMA

TECH FAIR PROJECT SUBMISSONS:
1) Altoids Charger – homemade charger – Maddi, Amy, Maria and Leslie
2) Fly Swatter with LED lights – no more bugs! – Lissette and Ashley
3) WIFI Extender – extended wifi signals to 38 ft! – Maili, Jocelyn and Carmelita
4) Makey Makey – Using sound to promote learning for children with Autism and Asperger’s. – differentiated learning – Beyanka, Deanna, and Aurora
5) Robot Car made with an Arduino – beginning programming -Anthony
6) Rubix Cube solving Robot – beyond coding! – Jonathan
Featured Tech:
Aurasma for Yearbooks! Yearbook students (Lynsay and Anthony) demonstrated how movies can play through an app when pointing at a yearbook picture.

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Thank you to Ms. Nicdao for organizing the event, Mr. Enriquez who helped tremendously with the project, to Mr. Castaneda (iPad cart) , Mr. Morck (judge), Mrs. Graciano (judge), and faculty and admin who came by – Mr. Flores, Mrs. Mixer, Mrs. Barriga, Mrs. Lozano, Ms. Santos, Ms. Smet and Mrs. Zozaya.

3 Juniors at GIOS Conference at Ocean Institute with Ms. Washington

Juniors Priscilla C, Mia R, and Amber B learned about opportunities in science (for women from a prominent female scientist),  participated in scientific observation/ experimentation, and experienced a day out at sea with whales and dolphins. This wonderful experience was made possible thanks to the generosity of our board member Mr. Steinmetz and the Steinmetz Foundation. – Ms. Washington, Marine Biology Teacher

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