Sam Labs Innovators
Grades 4-12 | Technology Skills | Robots
Sherrie Gemmell - A Sunburst Digital Innovator
Sherrie Gemmell is the librarian/media specialist at Sacred Heart High School in Connecticut. She uses programs like SAM Labs, StudioWeb and Wonder Workshop to expand technology skills in her school.
We just started using SAM Labs two weeks ago. When I took it out of the box, students were immediately interested and had put things together before I even looked at it. The blocks’ ease of use makes it a great solution for a library or makerspace. That is primarily what I am using it for at this point. Hopefully, we will be able to buy some more kits and our science department will get to use them in traditional classes.
David Lockett - A Sunburst Digital Innovator
David Lockett is a sixth, seventh, and eighth grade STEM teacher at Edward W. Bok Academy in Lake Wales, Florida.
Our STEM lab incorporates the four C’s (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity) and the Engineering Design Process. We offer classes on IT, robotics, and other various topics, like Marine STEM. We try to incorporate that into a foundation for students so they can expand their knowledge and learn new things; they can learn sustainable design, problem solving, and research in one cohesive class.