After two years the class of 2017 returns to Mountain Lake, deepening their citizen science partnership with the organization, be sure you look for the boards at the lake!
WHEN HAMLIN SCHOOL AND SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY JOIN FORCES, STUDENTS WIN!
For two years, neighborhood librarians at San Francisco Public Library: Golden Gate Branch on Green Street have teamed up with Hamlin to train students on using the San Francisco Public library’s children e- books for research.
On November 7th, Ms. Garcia’s and Ms. Silva’s third graders learned how to how to download digital books on their classroom iPads. Ms. Celeste Heike, children’s librarian worked in collaboration with Ms. Cardone and Ms. Davis to ensure all students in third grade could access the electronic collection. Hamlin students and teachers now have access to additional reference resource materials when searching for books that may be out of print or difficult to locate in our collection. Continue reading
Hamlin girls are learning with, playing, and creating with tech companies around the Bay Area today!
Thanks to all of our community partners in this innovative endeavor!
In our increasingly online world, coding provides a key for young people to design their futures from the inside out. Recent studies show that programming jobs overall are growing 12% faster than the market average. Coding skills are especially important to those working in: Information Technology, Data Analysis, Art and Design, Engineering, and Science (Fast Company). Over the last few years Hamlin has become a leader in teaching K-8 technology to girls, while also successfully engaging faculty members in the learning process. The Hour of Code (which takes place 12/5-12/11) is a working celebration of our thoughtful emphasis on learning technology.
The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify “code,” to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science starting with 1-hour coding activities, but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.
At the Hamlin School in San Francisco students can take a 7th grade arts elective class where they work together to identify real issues that they care about, brainstorm ways to address those problems, and then learn to build apps to solve them. Students work through all key aspects of new product development, including: idea generation, technical feasibility, programming, design, deciding on business models and marketing.
What is Citizen Science?
Citizen Science gives students or the general public an opportunity to be a part of current ongoing research. Most studies have to do with the changing global climate and how habitats are changing over time. One of the first citizen science projects was conducted by Professor Joe Caprio at Montana State University. He collected data on postcards in the 1950’s on lilac plants in backyards and gardens. With this information, he was able to discover how elevation and latitude were connected to the onset of spring and to look at climate change.
Hamlin and Citizen Science. Continue reading
By Debra Cardone
Lower School Librarian
September brings the start of a new school year, and once again classes begin, it is not long before your child will need to do research or a project.
Why not give your 21st Century learner a head start by taking the time to view and explore our Lower School Digital Resources that were introduced during Curriculum Night. Continue reading