Welcome to Bush Middle School - ISTEM - Drones / Robotics "Robotics" - I CREATE Apps Micro Bits - CSIM Computer Science Innovator and Makers - IClick- Photography - Digital Arts
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Mr Rogers - Introduction/Confrence Slides - https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KnxqX3CTbSh9iYr_Z9fYa4B4r1jp-gHh6mDuBLIMhc0/edit?usp=sharing
iCreate - Computer Science
CSIM Ap Creators Innovator and Makers and Microbits
MIT App Inventor is an intuitive, visual programming environment that allows everyone – even children – to build fully functional apps for smartphones and tablets. This blocks-based tool facilitates the creation of complex, high-impact apps in significantly less time than traditional programming environments. The MIT App Inventor project seeks to democratize software development by empowering all people, especially young people, to move from technology consumption to technology creation.
Micro:bit is a tiny programmable computer, designed to make learning easy, engaging, and fun.
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iSTEM - Robotics
This is a modified Lego Robotics Class. We will explore STEM leaning – (Science Technology Engineering Math) using the CODER Z online platform. Students will be coding virtual robots and possibly compete in the Coder online competition. This is a CTE class (Career Technical Education) so students will be challenged and learn concepts with the goal of the workplace in mind for their future. This includes learning skills and concepts (21 Century Skills) including how to be a Critical Thinker – Collaborate – Information/Technology and Media Literacy – Leadership and Productivity and Social Skills. Have a good attitude – and get ready to code and learn some Technology terms and tricks.
COder Z EV3 Robots
Coderz is an online learning environment where students can learn to program virtual or real robots.
Robotics offer a truly interdisciplinary approach to STEM, making classes evermore relevant and engaging.
More about Lego EV3
Combining the versatility of the LEGO® building system with the most advanced technology we've ever developed, LEGO MINDSTORMS® EV3 lets you unleash a world of walking, talking and thinking robots that do anything you can imagine. Complete a series of challenging missions and take your robotics skills to the next level using EV3 Software for PC.
ISTEM Robotics Sylabus
iCLICK - Photography
This is a beginning course in Photography. This course provides an introduction to various concepts in photography including: the history of photography, camera basics, composition, exposure, different styles of photography, lighting, copyright laws, and portfolio building.
IClick Photography Sylabus
Hello - Here is a little introduction for those wondering about my background.
My Name is Tim Rogers. 2023-24 is my fifth year at Bush. I was previously at Evergreen Christian School for four years as the Technology Specialist.
I moved to Olympia in the 80's from Portland, Oregon where I was born. I graduated from Capital High School in the 90's and have a BA in Communications with a Video/Radio emphasis from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL.
I have a background in Technology, Graphic Design, Visual Production, Video, Web Design and Photography. I have over twenty years in industry in various communication and technology roles. I've held positions in Colorado Springs, Chicago & Peoria IL, Athens Greece and Olympia, WA. I started teaching at SPSCC college in 2006 and also was the Technology Specialist at Evergreen Christian School from 2015-2019. In 2021 I completed my State of Washington CTE Certificate from Bates College.
My family and I live in Tumwater and my wife works foran Airline comapny as a flight attendant and ran/owned a preschool in Gig Harbor for over 20 years. I love Soccer and Photography and taking photos of nature, sports, Seniors and Families. I do professional sports photography for high school teams - College - AAA Tacoma Rainiers and some professional sports. I am part of the Game Day staff for Seattle Sounders FC and won a national championship in soccer in College.