Hey CCSD Educators! My name is Simone Browne, and I am a Magnet Coordinator and a Z-Space Coach. I am also a big fan of the Z-Space computers! If you work in CCSD and use Zspace in your schools (or would like to) please reply to this post so we can start a community where we can share ideas and support each other
Melanie Green, magnet coordinator at Bridger M.S. and 1st year laptop Zspace user.
Yay! I’m so glad that you guys got the Z-Space laptops! And Bridger is the first school in the District to get the laptops, which is AWESOME! Definitely look forward to hearing how much your students love the new technology!
Hello - I am excited to start Z-Space
Kesha and I are having a great time!
Yay! Glad to be here, great time!
Hi Simone, I am so happy to be here in your group…Love ya and Zspace!!
Glad to be here … looking for awesome…
Hi! So excited to learn more today!
Thank you Simone for creating this.
Hello everyone! Paul Minkler new to zSpace and looking forward to networking with CCSD users.
Greetings Simone (and others),
I’m Joe Bustillos from HP Fitzgerald in North Las Vegas teaching K-5 STEAM Lab and my school was one of the first to create a lab centered around the zSpace platform, beginning our fourth year with zSpace this year. Enjoy!
What do your students like about zSpace?
My name is Nikki and we have had our lab set up for a year. I am looking for suggestions for crosscurricular usage and what programs are being used in your high school? How frequently is the zSpace being used? Do you have specific programs for certain subjects?
I am so excited to hear that you are using zSpace at the high school level. I now work for zSpace; however, before that I taught high school for 20 years. Mostly I taught Chemistry and Physics although I have also taught biology, health, forensics, greenhouse management, and sustainable agriculture/food systems. I think there are many opportunities for cross-curricular work with zSpace. Here are some ideas that come to mind. 1. Use Newton’s Park to combine science and math. Set up an experiment, collect data, graph and analyze the results. 2. Use Leopoly (art!) to create (viruses, organisms with adaptions or genetic mutations) after learning about these topics in zSpace Studio or VIVED Science. 3. Combine ELA with Science by researching any organisms, body parts, or diseases mentioned in literature. The content in Human Anatomy Atlas is particularly well-suited to this and can be used to demonstrate competency in non-fiction. 4. Check out the new “Exploring” experiences (with more to come in the new year). These are open-ended sandboxes where students can explore different topics such as beach and river erosion or human defenses against the flu (a great one this time of year). There are even activity plans to accompany these. 5. Use models to enhance Social Studies - such as ships, monuments, … I hope these ideas are helpful. Please reach out if I can provide any additional information. Warm regards, Julie