Max Cases protects electronics from breaking, displayed products at #METC19

Max Cases protects electronics from breaking, displayed products at #METC19

Cornel Childs, Reporter
February 15, 2019
Filed under News, Pirate Press

At the METC Conference held in St. Charles, Missouri, from Feb. 11-13, more than 50 different vendors were showcasing their products in the Exhibit Hall. One booth featured products that are useful to all schools that provide the 1-to-1 device program. Territory manager Ryan Casebolt of Max Case...

Belkin expands to school products with Education Group, presents at #METC19

Belkin expands to school products with Education Group, presents at #METC19

Jack Goetz and Meekie Trieu
February 13, 2019
Filed under News, Pirate Press

Belkin helps students and teachers gear up for the school year with a range of products designed to enhance connectivity and productivity with the latest accessories for laptops and tablets. Christopher Wallingsford is one of about 50 different vendors in the Exhibit Hall during METC talking to teachers...

At #METC19, Grade Camp makes scoring student work easy

At #METC19, Grade Camp makes scoring student work easy

Aleigha Hornaday-Wells and Tori Zavala
February 13, 2019
Filed under Features, Pirate Press

  As a teacher, it may be difficult grading papers in a reasonable amount of time, but thanks to Grade Camp, grading is made a lot easier. Grade Camp is presenting its product in the Exhibit Hall during METC Feb. 11-13. Educational consultant Kate Piland markets the product as a helpful...

The Tierney brothers break the 4th wall for education at #METC19

The Tierney brothers break the 4th wall for education at #METC19

Mikayla Bridges, Reporter
February 13, 2019
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Josh Stumpenhorst is a featured speaker at METC from Illinois, and he said during a panel discussion, “Students can’t support what they can’t see.” The Tierney brothers took that statement to heart with their designs. Their slogan “Technologies for Learning” has helped them build some...

Full circle learning with April Burton at #METC19

Full circle learning with April Burton at #METC19

Taylor Guiot, Contributing Writer, Yearbook Staff Member
February 13, 2019
Filed under News, Pirate Press

The Instructional Technology Content Leader for the Francis Howell School District is a Google Certified Trainer and a self-proclaimed tech enthusiast. On Tuesday, she was a presenter at METC talking to attendees about Full Circle Learning with 360°. April Burton was helping teachers during h...

Interactive gaming is making learning active at #METC19

Interactive gaming is making learning active at #METC19

Imani Warren, Writer
February 12, 2019
Filed under News, Pirate Press

This light and gaming system is changing school as we know it. With this technology, students can play a wall ball-like game that resembles a touch screen making many different subjects similar to a PE class. This active engagement is driven by an Epson projector and a gaming system comparable to...

Learning to have fun in the Playkerspace at #METC19

Learning to have fun in the Playkerspace at #METC19

Joshua Engelhardt, Journalist
February 12, 2019
Filed under News, Pirate Press

At the METC conference, students and teachers were able to participate in a special area called the Playkerspace that wanted to prove that playing can be a form of learning. Teacher Jonathon Lee was on-hand to help visitors to the exhibit near the vendor area. "The point of this is to allow studen...

Kansas City Audio and Visual demonstrates how technology adds movement in the classroom at #METC19

Kansas City Audio and Visual demonstrates how technology adds movement in the classroom at #METC19

Brandon Clark, Nathan Schiermeyer, and Jorge Coronado
February 12, 2019
Filed under News, Pirate Press

A company that specializes at making educational video games is one of about 50 vendors in the Exhibit Hall at the METC Conference in St. Charles Kansas City Audio and Visual is based out of Kansas City, Missouri, and the company specializes in making in-classroom technology and the specific game...

Pattonville students gain real-world journalism experience at #METC18 conference

Pattonville students gain real-world journalism experience at #METC18 conference

Claire Sunderman, Madison Pearia, and Madison Brown
February 22, 2018
Filed under Entertainment, Features, News, Pirate Press

Pattonville journalism students went to the METC conference on Feb. 13-14 in St. Charles where they were able to attend sessions and visit the exhibition hall while working as part of the Student eNews Bureau. Students were able to get real-world experience covering the conference as part of a journalism group. ...

A new age in technology is demonstrated at #METC18

A new age in technology is demonstrated at #METC18

Madison Brown, Asia Oliphant, and Madison Pearia
February 15, 2018
Filed under Features, News, Pirate Press

With technology on the rise and with teachers trying to find a new way to be interactive with their students, Pattonville journalism students were on the search for the next best piece of technology at the METC conference at the St. Charles Convention Center. At the conference, we came across a Clear...

A new world into 3D printing is introduced at #METC18

A new world into 3D printing is introduced at #METC18

Madison Brown, Brandon Clark, and Jorge Coronado
February 14, 2018
Filed under Features, News, Pirate Press

Imagine being able to hold a chemistry model in your hand or being able to construct your own mini model of a building you're creating for a class. Well the equipment is here and it's in the form of a 3-D printer. Drew Wallis of NWA 3D talked about this new technology that is now in more than 400 ...

#METC18 uses advanced technology for conference IDs

#METC18 uses advanced technology for conference IDs

Lorelei Ryan, Editor
February 14, 2018
Filed under Features, Opinion, Pirate Press

The Midwest Education Technology Community, or METC, conference was held at the St. Charles Convention Center Feb. 12-14. The conference included booths for teachers, educators, and students to find new ways of teaching or ways to help students learn in their classroom. There were also booths that h...

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