technology

Foundation 153 helps purchase 90 devices for students

A gift from Foundation 153 has helped purchase 90 new computers for students in Homewood District 153.
 
Beth White, technology director, said the funding helped her department purchase 60 iPads for students at Willow and Churchill Schools, and 30 laptops for students at Hart School.
 

Science via roller coasters: Hands-on learning works to reinforce concepts

Science is giving kids a thrill.
 
Through the magic of 21st century technology, first through fifth graders don 3D glasses to take a roller coaster ride at the Wexler Theater in the Homewood Science Center. 
 
They shriek and holler and raise their hands to the sky with all the fun and excitement they’d have at an amusement park.
 

Discarded items can help kids learn at Tech Take Apart

It’s not junk — it’s a learning tool!
 
The Homewood Public Library is asking residents to donate used items with moveable parts for its second Tech Take Apart event on Thursday, April 26. The program allows kids ages 5 through 15 to experience first hand how simple machines work.

Homewood Science Center launches STEM Network to foster collaboration

A number of hands go up after speaker Barry Aprison 
asks how many teachers are attending the launch 
of the Homewood Science Center's STEM Network 
on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Groups begin using future science center as project planning continues

Community groups are making use of the building while planning continues for the future Homewood Community Science Center. A 501(c)3 organization is being formed to oversee the continued development of the center, but in the meantime, the space will be used by clubs and other organizations to begin the

First phase of Homewood science center development finished, trustees vote to start next phase

Homewood trustees voted 5 to 1 on Tuesday, July 28, to keep the community science center project moving forward. The first phase, a conceptual plan, was presented to the board by project leader Rachael Jones and two members of the local advisory board, Betsy Soehren-Jones and Irv Anderson. 

Homewood Library’s 3D printer a marvel of technology

Drop the idea that a printer only prints. A 3D printer creates. The TAZ 4, the latest piece of equipment in the Digital Media Lab at the Homewood Public Library, shows how revolutionary changes in computer technology are altering our world.

H-F school board members agree to technology improvements

Homewood-Flossmoor High School’s technology staff will be working over the summer to keep computer networks and equipment current.

During its May meeting, Gary Posing, director of Information Services, presented the H-F School Board with a list of recommended improvements. The board approved spending $494,403 to cover the costs for the new equipment and updates. 

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