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Paige Bowman

Paige Bowman
As a User Acceptance Tester here at Pitsco Education, I basically get to play with almost everything we make! This includes testing curriculum and digital platforms, as well as occasionally lending a hand with photography. I’m an alumna of Pittsburg State University, and my free time is filled with spoiling my Welsh Corgi (Stitch), going camping and hiking, and remodeling houses. If it involves learning and working with my hands, you can count me in!

Recent Posts

Get bowled over at home or in the classroom

Posted by Paige Bowman on August 03, 2020

Summer means it’s a great time for indoor sports and activities to help keep cool, and, for me, that always includes bowling! Bowling is one of those awesome pastimes I like because I can take any of my friends, regardless of skill level, and we can all have a good time, hang out, and easily social distance.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Homeschool, STEM, Engineering, Activities, Hands-on Learning, Physics

Translating Morse code into learning

Posted by Paige Bowman on July 23, 2020

When I was young, there was one day that my dad kept making these weird noises. “Daw, dee dee, daw, daw, daw.” I was very, very confused by these seemingly random sounds he was making, but then he said it was actually a sort of secret language. Talk about catching a kid’s interest! He was explaining Morse code to me and showed me the alphabet as it’s written — dots and dashes.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, ROBOTICS, Culture, Technology, Trends, Resources, Coding, Activities, Hands-on Learning, STEAM

Tech History: National VCR Day

Posted by Paige Bowman on June 04, 2020

Nowadays, movies and TV shows are in the palm of our hands. Literally. Smartphones make it so we can access all types of media in an instant, and smart TVs in our homes mean we have unbridled access to more content than our grandparents could have ever dreamed of. Let’s not even get started with the newest fad of binging entire seasons of shows.

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Technology, STEM, Resources, Activities, Hands-on Learning

Staycation: Tourist in your own home

Posted by Paige Bowman on May 11, 2020

Things are locked down, and it’s tough. I’m antsy at home, and I want to get away, see things, and stop postponing trips. My partner and I even bought a new-to-us camper recently, hoping we’d be able to utilize it for Memorial Day, only to find out that the campgrounds near us that are open (and encouraging social distancing) are already booked for every weekend this month! What do I do? How do I scratch my itch?

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Culture, STEM, Trends, Resources, Activities, Hands-on Learning

Spring cleaning made easier! Thank you, technology!

Posted by Paige Bowman on March 19, 2020

Spring is almost here! With it comes rain, warmer weather, and that itch to soak up the sun that seems to have hidden from us for so long. If you’re anything like me, the to-do list of spring cleaning has gotten long and, with the glimpses of sunshine, I just don’t want to do any of it. Thank goodness technology can make getting through that chore list a little easier and much quicker! So, here’s a look at some of the technology behind products we use in our daily lives and ways to help bring that tech into your students’ lives!

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, ROBOTICS, Technology, Engineering, Coding, Authentic Learning, Activities, TETRIX Robotics, Hands-on Learning, innovate, Inquiry-based Learning