Crissman students showcase their coding skills
Crissman students showcase their coding skills
Posted on 12/20/2017
Students standing in front of their diplays

Student use of technology in Utica Community Schools was on display recently for state lawmakers and students from across Michigan.

Crissman Elementary students showed how they are using code to power robots was featured as part of the 17th Annual AT &T/MACUL/MVU Student Technology Showcase in the State Capitol Rotunda on December 6.

Crissman students demonstrated their use of coding in the Elementary classrooms using robots.  They showcased how coding is being used to power Ozbots, Dash and Dot Robots and Spheros.

"I loved communicating to people what we have been doing in Media Center Class. It was exciting to show others how to code the robots to do specific things," said fifth grader Eleanore Zweng.

Zweng was joined at the showcase by Crissman students Cayden Colo, Jensen Smith, Abigail O’Donnell and media center teacher Courtney Conley.

Crissman was among more than 30 Michigan schools demonstrating innovative projects they have created for state lawmakers, parents and other attendees.

“I could not be prouder of all my students for stepping out of the box to be creative thinkers,” said Conley. “It was such a pleasure to watch my students in action, showcasing what they learned about coding robots with lawmakers as well as other students around the state.”