The Schaumburg Township District Library just opened its “Teen Place”, a $1.2 million center at built around providing teens with the best technology available. The new center features audio and video production studios, gaming systems, computers, and digital whiteboards. Continue reading here.
This image by George LeClaire of the Daily Herald was taken after the opening of the high-tech Teen Place at Schaumburg Library November 24th.
Many schools have policies against cell phone use in school, let alone tablets and computers. Indian Prairie School district 204 hosts “Bring Your Own Technology” days that allow students to utilize their own technology to enhance school lessons. Continue reading here.
London Swift from Naperville, left, and Dania Rayal from Naperville, right, look up at the screen to see the next question as they share Swift's iPhone during a class exercise in Beth Wisner's 7th grade Language Arts class at Crone Middle School on Tuesday, October 16, 2012. Wisner said that about 80% of the students in the class are able to bring their own devices which she uses to make the lesson's more interactive. | Brian Powers~Sun-Times Media
One of the hundreds of events showcasing alternate fuels and energy sources around the world was held at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights this past Thursday. The events are meant to teach students about alternative energy sources and get them interested in pursuing careers in renewable and energy careers. Continue reading here.
This year's Odyssey Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day was meant to inform and instruct students around the glob about energy use specifically in vehicles and what options are available.
Oak Park native and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign graduate Benjamin Parks recently won 2nd place in a national contest to plan a 15-month space mission. He has since accepted his first career in aeronautical engineering and plans to work in the space program. Continue reading here.
The Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics holds an annual competition for students to complete various aeronautical or astronautical tasks. This year's winner was a local resident and U of I grad