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Western Middle School STS Team behind their display. L to R: 8th graders Landon French, Boden Brown, Alaina Shepardson, and Kayla Furgason.
Western Middle School STS Team behind their display. L to R: 8th graders Landon French, Boden Brown, Alaina Shepardson, and Kayla Furgason.

The 16th annual AT&T/MACUL/MVU Student Technology Showcase took place December 7, 2016 in the rotunda of the Michigan State Capitol building. The event featured nearly 40 student teams from around the state that showcased students demonstrating the use of classroom technology. This is a series to highlight the participating teams. Articles were submitted by each team.

The Western Middle School student team project featured at the 16th Annual STS at the Capitol focused on robotics programming.

The Western Middle School team display.
The Western Middle School team display.

The student team demonstrated how they design and program robots with sensors to be fully automated.  The display showcased moving robots using color sensors, ultrasonic sensors and timers to simulate how the newest cars can drive themselves and what makes this possible.

“Technology is not, and should not be a replacement for teaching basic skills in any subject matter.  Instead we look at how to use the latest technology and programming (coding), as a tool to transfer basic learning skills to new applications,” said teacher Ted Densmore.

For more photos from the event visit http://sts.macul.org/photos.  

Team Teacher/Mentor

Ted Densmore is a teacher for Western Middle School.

School

The Western Middle School offers a welcoming, positive and safe environment where students can develop academically, socially, and emotionally. For more information about the school visit http://wms.westernschools.schoolfusion.us/

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