Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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Monday, November 9, 2015

Researching a Potential Career

In today's Morning News Show, we shared a video on how to research potential jobs. Here's the video, in case you missed it.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

WHS is Offering Free Technology Classes to the Community

Westwood High Schools' Tech.B@r is hosting a series of free technology classes for the community. Each class will focus on a new topic and will be lead by our Tech.St@ff students.

Computers will be provided, seating is limited to 20 participants. Registration is free. Please register each person attending separately.

Take advantage of these free classes by signing up no!

View class subjects and information to register at: http://tinyurl.com/WHSTechClass

Upcoming Dates:
Tuesday, March 24th, 5:30 - 6:15 pm
Friday, April 10th: 5:30 - 6:15 pm
Thursday, April 30: 5:30 - 6:15 pm
Saturday, May 2nd: 1-2 pm
Thursday, May 12th: 5:30 - 6:15 pm

If you are interested in having us come to your community group for a technology session, please contact Laura Coulter as lcoulter@richland2.org or 803+691-4049 x 36421, or Lakisha Cook, lcook@richland2.org, x 36409.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Madewithcode.com

I would like to share with you a site that I've recently been active on. Madewithcode.com it's a site that teaches you about coding in a fun way. You can watch inspiring stories from coders, and they're many projects you can code. You can also connect with other coders in your community. Madewithcode has a new offer you may be interested in, you can code a bracelet and personalize it and they will print it from a 3D printer and they will send it to you for free! Check out madewithcode.com

#madewithcode
Doneisha Jefferson
12th grader

Thursday, July 3, 2014

ISTE 2014


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The Tech.B@r team recently went to Atlanta, Georgia for this year's ISTE Conference. ISTE stands for International Society for Technology in Education, and it's held in a different place every year. The Tech.B@r was one of many student showcases at the conference. We handed out our business cards and explained who we are and what we do. It was a great experience working with my team at this conference. I met so many people while I was networking and got many business cards of people who are looking for advice for many projects and new programs. After our presentation period was over, we had a chance to roam around the conference. It was huge. I don't even think I went to every vendor while I roamed around. I met people from Haiti all the way to Australia. It was a great experience. There were many innovative projects and plans for technology and learning in the near future. Most vendors wanted you to try out their products and even gave out gift cards for taking the chance to learn about their new products. If you love technology and love your education this is the perfect place to be. Make sure to attend next year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask. Thanks for reading!

#ISTE2014

Doneisha Jefferson
12th grader

Reflections on ISTE 2014


Hi guys! It's Jay. I went with the Tech B@r to Atlanta last week and it was amazing. We went to the Georgia Aquarium, but honestly most of my fun was had at the ISTE conference. There were exhibits, poster sessions, and plenty of free things. Our poster session was a great experience though. I talked about our tech bar until my throat was sore. It honestly amazed me how many people came specifically for us. Everyone was so intrigued and nice. I remember these two sweet Scottish women asking me questions and even building up my confidence when I started getting anxious. The people were great, the experience was great, and I really want to go next year.

Jala Bennett

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Why Should You Join the Tech.St@ff?

You may be hesitant about joining Tech.B@r and becoming a Tech.St@ff member, but I would really appreciate it if you would consider what I have to say. The Tech.B@r is full of opportunities. It's not just all fun and games. Just because you are a part of the Tech.B@r, it doesn’t mean that you have to work alone. We work as a family! I personally love technology, but I love working with people too!  Maybe you become shy when talking to different people. Maybe you want to get over that fear of public speaking. I think joining Tech B@r would really help you with that. Getting over your fear of talking in front of people could be really helpful for when you have to present projects or make a speech.

By the end of the year, you will have met so many people while working at the Tech.B@r. One thing that Tech.B@r offers is the opportunity to be a “techie.” You'll be able to run the Tech.B@r, open and close it, and be responsible like a regular job. School may be your main focus, as it should be, but you should be able to relax and enjoy yourself at the same time. The reason you work so hard is to get in the college of your choice, but colleges look for diversity in applicants. They want you to specialize in something, and they want to see commitment and dedication.  Colleges are a lot more likely to choose a student who has mostly A’s and a few B’s that participates in after-school activities with leadership roles, than choose a student with all A’s. Colleges like to see something different. As great as you think your transcript may be, they have seen it all before.

I honestly think joining Tech B@r would be beneficial to you. So many good things can come from joining the Tech B@r. I have had such amazing experiences and you will too! Sign up with the Tech B@r. We will be glad to have you! Only for the hardworking and willing!

It will be an amazing experience. I really hope you will consider what I have told you.

Doneisha Jefferson Junior