Ruediger Elementary Students Get Hands-on STEM Education…

Ruediger’s STEM Club, consisting of twenty-three 4th and 5th graders, had their first meeting on this month.  Students of Ebe Randiree, in the FSU College of Communication, came to work with our students under the supervision of fifth grade teachers, Melissa Olson and Candace Gautney.

The students learned about the inner workings of a computer by having the opportunity to take apart the computer, learn about the parts, and then put it back together.  They also are becoming familiar with the networking site Edmodo, and are working on their typing skills with Dance Mat Typing, a free web-based typing practice program.  Future sessions will include PowerPoint and Prezi, Garage Band, iMovie, Google Maps and QR codes, as well as Robotics.  The students and teachers are excited about this new adventure and look forward to learning all they can in the STEM fields!