HISD’s PowerUp initiative is already transforming the way teachers are deliver instruction and students learn through the mass distribution of laptops, but other types of cutting-edge technology are also making a big impression on district campuses.
Students at HISD’s Herrera Elementary School, for instance, have been “making” the most of a new three-dimensional (3-D) printer the school purchased this year, using it to explore lessons in science, music, and art.
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“Our students are really excited about it,” said Librarian Melina Flores. “Our goal is to have them start leading how [it’s] going to be used in future lessons.”
“This is very cool technology,” said Herrera ES student Santino Hall. “You can take pictures of objects and turn them into 3-D models that you can use in the real world.”