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February 23, 2018
In years past, most high school students could study the human heart only through pictures in textbooks. Today, Albemarle County high-schoolers can view a beating heart on interactive, 3-D displays, rotating and magnifying it to observe the movement of each valve. County school division staff hosted an open house event ...
July 30, 2014
In a classroom full of laptops and giggling children, three girls hunch seriously over a computer trading insights in rapid Spanish about a game. They represent a much more diverse group of students who are learning to code and play with computers at the CoderDojo summer academy. CoderDojo, a weeklong ...
April 16, 2014
The funding future for an “intergenerational learning center” at Yancey Elementary is unclear after the Albemarle School Board met last week. “We need to define what the programming for an intergenerational center is to get a better vision of where we take this,” School Board Chair Ned Galloway said. Dr ...
April 12, 2014
Charlottesville High School physics teacher Matt Shields can remember the day his students already knew the content he wanted to teach. “I felt like some of my power had been stolen from me,” Shields said of the class that had skipped ahead in the curriculum by watching YouTube videos. Now ...