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Suzanne Banas

Development of a coding and design project to print 3D versions of Google VR cardboard

2017 STEM Scholar
South Miami, FL South Miami Middle Community School

Suzanne’s Big Idea:  Suzanne’s project engaged students’ interest in electronics and programming through computational thinking. Her students learned basic coding and designed and 3D-printed their own version of Google’s VR (virtual reality) cardboard.

Students leveraged technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences. Students critically curated a variety of resources using digital tools to construct knowledge, produce creative artifacts and make meaningful learning experiences for themselves and others

Follow this link to learn exactly how to replicate this Big Idea!

Interesting Facts: Suzanne rescues animals, ranging from a wolf hybrid to a very large tortoise. Suzanne has taught herself many things including 3-D design modeling.

In her own words "Students will learn how to sew basic circuits to light up LEDs, control them with buttons and switches and even experiment with a pre-programmed circuit that reacts to ambient light levels."