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FIRST Robotics

The Kingswood FIRST robotics team competed at the New England district championship over the weekend. Although they didn't compete as well as they had planned, they interviewed for the district rookie all star awards and won it. This award celebrates the rookie team exemplifying a young but strong partnership effort, as well as implementing the mission of FIRST to inspire students to learn more about science and technology. This earns KRHS's Resistance a spot to compete at the FIRST Robotics World championship in St. Louis MO. at the end of April.

The team has earned the Highest Seed Rookie award and rookie all star award at the Pine Tree Regional Event in ME and now the Rookie all star championship award in Boston. 

Photo: Andrew McCall, Dean Kamen, the founder of FIRST Robotics, Pat Perry and Resistance Coach Joshua Keaton

For More Information, check out the student created blog of The Resistance competing at  the FIRST Robotics Championship in St. Louis MO.

Smart Brief

Technology in the Classroom
Survey: Most students in middle, high school have access to mobile devices 
Most middle- and high-school students in the U.S. have access to mobile devices they use for schoolwork, according to Project Tomorrow's annual Speak Up survey released Tuesday. The survey, which polled 3.4 million students, teachers, administrators and parents, also found that nearly a third of students -- 33% of high-schoolers and 31% of students in elementary and middle school -- are using mobile devices issued by schools. "In many ways, the new gateway to self‐initiated technology use for schoolwork is the mobile device," the report states.T.H.E. Journal (4/8)