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Kim Estes

I am an educator. a risk taker. creative. innovative. passionate. collaborative. a Starbucks addict. ready to get to work.

Monthly Archives: February 2017

Immersive Virtual Reality Experiences

Developed by The New York Times, the NYT VR app for iOS and Android puts users at the center of stories in an immersive virtual reality (VR) experience. From experiencing life through the eyes of a refugee, to climbing the spire of the World Trade Center with a professional mountaineer, […]

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Program Spotlighting Frederick Douglass’ Legacy

Frederick Douglass spent his life fighting for justice and equality. Born into slavery in 1818, he escaped as a young man and became a leading voice in the abolitionist movement. People everywhere still find inspiration today in his tireless struggle, brilliant words, and inclusive vision of humanity.

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Virtual Reality PD

The virtual reality program Mursion simulates a typical classroom environment, giving teachers the opportunity to practice classroom management techniques and instructional strategies. The program features a classroom of virtual students that mimic real student behaviors.

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Code Warriors Assemble!!!!

  Recognized by President Obama at the White House Science Fair 2016 Code Warriors is a game designed to introduce children and young people to programming JavaScript, one of the world’s most commonly used programming languages. The aim of Code Warriors is to provide an exciting introduction to the world […]

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TCEA 2017 – Day 3

Wednesday hit me like a ton of bricks! LOL…or was that the vendor hall? Walked a couple of miles today…spent over an hour with the GoGuardian guys discussing our demo of their program (the margaritas at your booth were a nice touch – talk about crowded!). 

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Trace Space Back to You

NASA @ Home and City is a virtual tour of NASA-related science that is all around us. Students visiting NASA @ Home and City can rotate buildings and take a look inside to discover everyday items, the development of which has been influenced by space exploration.

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TCEA 2017 – We have arrived.

Made it in to Austin Sunday afternoon and headed right over to the convention center to get our registrations. Then it was dinner at Uncle Julio’s and back to the hotel to get prepped for the Google Academy on Monday! Super fun!

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Global Awareness Activities

#GlobalSpeedChat is a worldwide collaboration platform on which students respond to activity prompts, such as “If the world had a flag of its own, what would it look like?” “How do you greet friends and family in your country or culture?” and “If you could sit on a bench and […]

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Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge

Moody’s Mega Math (M3) Challenge is a mathematical modeling contest for high school juniors and seniors. Through participation in the contest, students experience what it is like to work as a team to tackle a real-world problem under time and resource constraints akin to those faced by professional mathematicians working […]

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Peace First Challenge

Peace First is launching the Peace First Challenge, a call to action for teams of young people across America to create powerful solutions for issues in their schools and local communities. By signing up, teams will gain access to digital tools, mentors, and a chance to participate in $100,000 in […]

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