There are some schools in nation that see technology as more of a distraction rather than a helpful tool for learning. However, a growing number schools in the country are finding the benefit in incorporating technology into schools. Some are taking small steps by adding Khan Academy or more online research into the curriculum, for example. Then, we have other schools who are allowing iPads and laptops to be used in class as a great tool for anything from note taking to creating eye-catching and factual school projects.
One stumbling block many schools have about this is cost factor and the ease of implementation. After years of having online research and education being seen as a school supplement, many companies and startups are looking into how to make it tailor made to complement school lessons.
RemixEd is a weekend-long event that works toward building better tools to implement into a more modern education. After the August inaugural event in Mountain View, RemixEd is at it again, working with high school senior Quinn Winters to bring #HackLynbrook.
The Hackathon will bring together students, teachers, and the general public of varying levels of experience to “to build technologies to help improve the education experience”. With two rounds, #HackLynbrook hopes to award three teams in two categories; student and teacher tech with prizes, all within 3o hours (6PM Friday until 7PM Sunday).
In partnership with Treehouse, Evernote, and Khan Academy:
- 1st place winners will win Treehouse access
- 2nd place winning Khan Academy totes
- 3rd place will win iTunes Gift Cards
Ready to contribute in 30 hours of innovation? Click here to sign up for the event being held on November 16th (FRI) until November 18th (SUN).
Lynbrook High School
1280 Johnson Ave.
San Jose, CA 95129