benton elementary http://kbia.org en Lottery students attend Benton Elementary for STEM education http://kbia.org/post/lottery-students-attend-benton-elementary-stem-education <p>Students at Benton Elementary School file into the computer lab, ready to start on today’s geography project. But instead of rolling out maps, these first graders are opening Google Earth on their computers.</p><p> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:32:42 +0000 Hope Kirwan 50940 at http://kbia.org Exam: CPS requests $50 million bond, Benton Elementary's STEM approach attracts families http://kbia.org/post/exam-cps-requests-50-million-bond-benton-elementarys-stem-approach-attracts-families <p>Municipal elections are Tuesday, and there are a few education issues on the ballot. Paul Cushing, Jonathan Sessions, Joseph Toepke and Helen Wade are the four candidates running for three spots on the Columbia school board. Voters in Hallsville and Sturgeon face similar races for their school boards, and in Ashland, eight candidates are running for three vacant school board seats. The Harrisburg school district is asking for a $2 million bond issue for security and technology improvements.</p><p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 19:00:04 +0000 Katarina Sostaric 50898 at http://kbia.org On obesity and poor math performance http://kbia.org/post/obesity-and-poor-math-performance <p>On this week&#39;s show, we&rsquo;ll revisit a story about iPad technology at Benton elementary school, and hear about a study that links childhood obesity to poor math skills in school.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 16952 at http://kbia.org On obesity and poor math performance Improving science and math education http://kbia.org/post/improving-science-and-math-education <p><strong>Watch the show and join the conversation on the<a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/">&nbsp;Intersection website.</a></strong></p><p><a href="http://intersectkbia.weebly.com/"> Mon, 18 Jun 2012 22:05:28 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 16089 at http://kbia.org Improving science and math education Elementary schoolers learning through video game design http://kbia.org/post/elementary-schoolers-learning-through-video-game-design <p>Benton Elementary School revised its curriculum this year to focus more on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics or STEM fields. One volunteer is picking apart a favorite pastime among his students, video games, to teach them about all these subjects.</p><p>Lucas and Kiren are video game designers based in Columbia. They are currently working on a video game called<a href="http://sandbox.yoyogames.com/games/197240-alphamon-apples-adventure"> &lsquo;Alphamon Apple&rsquo;s Adventure&rsquo;</a> which they think is going to turn a few heads.</p> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 22:34:31 +0000 Lee Jian Chung 12504 at http://kbia.org Elementary schoolers learning through video game design Students learn STEM fields through video games http://kbia.org/post/students-learn-stem-fields-through-video-games <p>This week on the show, a club at Benton Elementary teaches math, science and technology to students using video games. Plus, we&rsquo;ll introduce you to the new principal of Shepard Boulevard Elementary in Columbia. Mon, 16 Apr 2012 22:24:53 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 12503 at http://kbia.org Students learn STEM fields through video games Technology in the classroom http://kbia.org/post/technology-classroom <p>On this week&rsquo;s show, we&rsquo;ll talk about about exercise programs for minority populations, and hear about tablet technology in classrooms.</p><p> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 23:55:28 +0000 Rehman Tungekar 10221 at http://kbia.org Technology in the classroom Benton Elementary brings iPads into the classroom http://kbia.org/post/benton-elementary-brings-ipads-classroom <p>Columbia&rsquo;s Thomas Benton Elementary School received 50 iPads at the beginning of the school year. The technology&rsquo;s been used in classes such as Art, Music and P.E. KBIA&rsquo;s Lee Jian Chung looked at how these tablet computers are being introduced into schools and whether or not it could replace the chalkboard.</p><div> Thu, 08 Mar 2012 23:20:00 +0000 Lee Jian Chung 10295 at http://kbia.org Benton Elementary brings iPads into the classroom