CONTRIBUTED BY MAKENZIE WHORTON AND JOSHUA HOUSE –
EAST Night Out showcases how students are making a difference in their communities through self-directed, service-oriented learning. During EAST Night Out, students in EAST got a chance to welcome partners in the school and the local community into their classroom, where they can demonstrate how their technology-infused education impacts those around them, celebrate the work already underway, and share plans for future endeavors.
On October 20, Cossatot River High School had stations set up that presented how Garageband, the Green Screen, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, Inkscape, and 3D Printing are beneficial to their program. “Our visitors enjoyed posing in front of the Green Screen for a fun picture,” said school officials. The visitors also learned about the programs they use every day by watching demonstrations of Photoshop, Inkscape, Garageband, etc. They also learned about the constructive and creative potential of the new 3D Printer and how it functions. “It was a learning experience for both the students and the community; we hope that they will think of us whenever a problem occurs in the community,” said school officials.