Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Team Cahaba National
Finalists Again!!

2014 High School National Finalists (Caroline Amerson & Massie Cho with mentor Janet Ort &assistance from HHS AP/IB Students and Lexus EcoChallenge winners Tyler Reynolds, Hunter Striklin, and Johnathon Harvey)

Congratulations to the high school National Finalists of the 2014 Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge!


  • Team Name Team Cahaba 13-14
  • Location Hoover, Alabama
  • School Hoover High School
  • Teacher/Mentor Janet Ort
  • Description Inspired by our school habitat, E.O. Wilson, and a the new film “America's Amazon” that showcases Alabama’s biodiversity, Team Cahaba decided to champion our state. Our projects educate and showcase the wonderful biodiversity in Alabama through outreach to our local schools and connections to other state wide organizations! Through four outreach projects, Team Cahaba is educating the community about the threats to biodiversity such as invasive species and improper land management while creating enthusiasm and awareness across the local, state, and regional area.
From the iPad of Kristy....
I learned about a cool app this weekend that I thought I’d share.  It’s called BaiBoard and it’s basically a collaborative whiteboard.  Once you start a board anyone in your class can get on it, which means you can all be adding to it at the same time.  I haven’t had much time to play with it, but I envisioned one scenario where it might be helpful: groups of students working on a mind map (or something similar) can be adding to it from their own ipads but with one final group product.  Teacher can display pages from individual groups on the screen for discussion, questions, etc. 
Let me know if you have any questions or cool ideas to share! J


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