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  • Angry Birds help kids learn computer coding at Jacksonville Country Day School - Florida Times-Union
    posted on December 28, 2014 at 02:55:17 am
    Jacksonville Country Day School fifth grader Su Ertekin-Taner (right) reacts as she and first-grader Helen Kourtidis reach a new level on their Frozen-based program. Fifth-grade students were pai ...
  • Angry Birds help kids learn computer coding at Jacksonville Country Day School
    posted on December 28, 2014 at 02:50:00 am
    With only a few minutes of instruction, third-grade students at Jacksonville Country Day School took to computer coding like they were playing a game of Angry Birds. That is because many of them were — sort of. During a recent “Hour of Code” class, students at ...
  • Angry Birds help kids learn computer coding at Jacksonville Country Day School
    posted on December 28, 2014 at 02:50:00 am
    With only a few minutes of instruction, third-grade students at Jacksonville Country Day School took to computer coding like they were playing a game of Angry Birds. That is because many of them were — sort of. During a recent “Hour of Code” class, students at ...
  • JCDS Students “Glog” About Science
    posted on February 1, 2013 at 09:07:28 pm
    Sixth graders participated in egg drop experiments to illustrate Newton’s Laws. Then, they posted about the experiment on social network site Glogster. The site lets users create interactive multimedia images called “glogs,” which is short for graphics blogs. Glogs look like posters, but readers can interact with the content. Integrating the Glogster technology with a ...
  • Latino Figures Come Alive
    posted on February 1, 2013 at 09:06:30 pm
    Spanish fluency was on display recently at Jacksonville Country Day School’s second annual “Living Wax Museum.” Spanish specialist Iliana Leonard facilitated this new project for sixth grade students at the school, which was held January 9, 2013, in the Kelly Fine Arts Center. The virtual “wax museum” celebrated Hispanic culture with students dressed up as famous ...
  • JCDS is a “Cool School”
    posted on February 1, 2013 at 09:05:43 pm
    Jacksonville Country Day School was featured on Action News Jacksonville’s morning news program today as the station’s “Cool School of the Week.” The woodwind section of the band, STEM Fair exhibits, the Pom dance team, and our enthusiastic student ...
  • Students Build Toward the Future at STEM Fair
    posted on February 1, 2013 at 09:04:47 pm
    Jacksonville Country Day School (JCDS) held its annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Fair on Thursday, January 24. The fair showcased STEM experiments and projects completed by students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Booths with engineering challenges and games that the students could play were also featured. “A third grader’s mother told me that he woke up at 5:30 am because he couldn’t sleep; he was so excited about the STEM Fair. You would have thought it was Christmas,” Ruthanne Stabler, director of curriculum at JCDS, said. His sister, a fifth grader, was also thrilled about the “Dance Dance Revolution”-style mats for their electrical engineering unit. This unit was ...
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