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Seventh-graders jump in the 'Shark Tank'

Original post made on Dec 31, 2014

Coming up with a new invention is tough, but selling it can be a real challenge. That's what Crittenden Middle School students in Barbara Wright's seventh-grade science class learned recently as they tapped into their

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, December 30, 2014, 10:28 PM

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Posted by REALITY TV
a resident of Shoreline West
on Dec 31, 2014 at 9:01 am

"an experience as close to the real thing as possible, with cameras rolling"

Was the idea to mimic real life or to mimic a reality TV show?
In real life you have to pitch your product to people but there are not cameras.


Posted by AllYouCanEat
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Dec 31, 2014 at 9:14 am

Is this really a news item? While I get the cuteness factor it seem like there must be more going on in Mountain View than this.


Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Dec 31, 2014 at 9:41 am

Hey - it was "news to me" and I'm on the school board. Reporter Kevin and Editor Andrea try to balance their coverage of most things to positive developments/hard goings. I'm not going to effusively go on about "Common Core" and "project based learning" and such - this is just good, solid teaching using a variety of methods to connect to students. And .. connect students more to the real world (do you have your 30 second VC speech ready?) Video? Wow. Actually using simple and prevalent technology to help students critique their presentations 'from the viewpoint of the audience". Think that has been in use for most of this century, it's not TV showmanship!

happy New Years MV Voice staff!


Posted by Margaret
a resident of Willowgate
on Dec 31, 2014 at 10:07 pm

Thank you, MV Voice, for your education coverage.

I think this is fantastic. It's an ambitious way to get the kids to use their creativity and drive. Great to hear about! And great job to Ms. Wright for making it happen.


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