Technology Section

Big Picture students show their VR stuff in Learning Immersive Technology showcase

Big Picture students show their VR stuff in Learning Immersive Technology showcase

Sponsored through a generous grant from Boeing, a partnership between Reel Grrls, Arts Corps and Totem Star, Big Picture High School students recently demonstrated success through Learning Immersive Technology... [Read more]

You can now get FREE Burien News on-demand 24/7 with your Alexa device

You can now get FREE Burien News on-demand 24/7 with your Alexa device

Starting Wednesday, April 3, 2019, you can now receive FREE Burien News Reports using your Amazon Alexa device, by enabling the Burien News Skill here, then simply saying “Alexa, Burien News.“ This... [Read more]

Skunk Works Robotics Team 1983 wins Chairman’s Award at FIRST Robotics

Skunk Works Robotics Team 1983 wins Chairman’s Award at FIRST Robotics

Congratulations to the Skunk Works Robotics Team 1983, which won the Chairman’s Award during a FIRST Robotics Competition last weekend. The award recognizes a team that reflects sustained excellence... [Read more]

Students hack homelessness at Innovation Challenge in Burien

Students hack homelessness at Innovation Challenge in Burien

Left to right, Brandon Carlisle – Teacher at [email protected] with 1st-place winning student team Step It Up, and Diem Ly, Comcast Community Impact Director. The $1000 check is a scholarship for each... [Read more]

WARNING: Be careful with your phone/tech while at local coffee shops

WARNING: Be careful with your phone/tech while at local coffee shops

A resident is warning others about the dangers of phone and other tech-related thefts at local coffee shops: On Sunday (Feb. 17), while working in the White Center Starbucks on SW 100th Street and 16th... [Read more]

Beverly Park students surprised with laptops from Olympic Gold Medalists

Beverly Park students surprised with laptops from Olympic Gold Medalists

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, students at Beverly Park Elementary School were surprised with new laptops given out by U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists. U.S. Olympic Gold Medalists Monique Lamoureux-Morando and Jocelyne... [Read more]

LETTER: City of Burien wants to install Cell Panel network near Lake Burien

LETTER: City of Burien wants to install Cell Panel network near Lake Burien

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The B-Town Blog nor its staff:] Burien citizens living around the southwest... [Read more]

Four Highline School District Robotics Teams will compete this weekend

Four Highline School District Robotics Teams will compete this weekend

This weekend, 35 high school robotics teams from the Northwest will converge on Auburn High School to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC). Four teams hail from the Highline School District: Raisbeck... [Read more]

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Networking in the Digital Age

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce: Networking in the Digital Age

By Andrea H. Reay CEO/President Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce When my father was the owner of a small independent pharmacy he and I (when I was old enough) spent a large part of our time detailing,... [Read more]

Local high schools to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition starting in March

Local high schools to compete in FIRST Robotics Competition starting in March

As we kick-off the New Year, four of Highline Public Schools High Schools are in a major time crunch to design and build a functional and competitive robot in six Weeks. These robots will be used to... [Read more]

FREE 3-D Printing Workshop being held at Highline High on Monday, Dec. 12

FREE 3-D Printing Workshop being held at Highline High on Monday, Dec. 12

The FIRSTWA 4-H High Tekerz robotics team from Highline High School will be holding a FREE 3D printing workshop on Monday, Dec. 12 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Highline High School auto shop. This... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools working to promote Computer Science in big ways

Highline Public Schools working to promote Computer Science in big ways

At 6 out of 10 schools nationwide, students get no opportunity to take computer science, but in Highline Public Schools, students can take computer science across the district. And this week, during Computer... [Read more]

REMINDER: FREE screening of ‘SCREENAGERS’ film will be this Sunday

REMINDER: FREE screening of ‘SCREENAGERS’ film will be this Sunday

REMINDER: The film ‘SCREENAGERS’ – the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids as well as offer solutions that work to help kids find balance – plays... [Read more]

Robotics competition makes Science & Math fun for Boys & Girls Club members

Robotics competition makes Science & Math fun for Boys & Girls Club members

What do Skunks, ducks and robots have in common? They all make science, technology, engineering, and math fun! Members of Skunk Works, Aviation High School’s robotics team, have designed a robotics... [Read more]

Kennedy Catholic High announces new technology education partnership

Kennedy Catholic High announces new technology education partnership

Kennedy Catholic High School announced this week a new technology education partnership with Seattle App Academy. Seattle App Academy will deliver computer science and programming classes to Kennedy students... [Read more]

Innovative STEM Initiative Launches in Highline Elementary Schools

Innovative STEM Initiative Launches in Highline Elementary Schools

Partnering with the Washington Informal Science Education (WISE) Consortium, Highline Public Schools is piloting an innovative program that aims to advance science and engineering learning, interest, and... [Read more]

‘Tied By Lightning’ – free events commemorate high tech history in area

‘Tied By Lightning’ – free events commemorate high tech history in area

Everyone knows King County to be a high tech hub today, but our region’s first brush with cutting-edge technology occurred well before Bill Gates and Paul Allen. A century and a half ago, the first... [Read more]

Study cites Highline Public Schools as national leader in technology integration

Study cites Highline Public Schools as national leader in technology integration

Highline Public Schools announced Monday (June 30) that it is one of 30 districts across the nation that are subjects of a just-released study on how schools are integrating software into the classroom. The... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools is first district in region to release its own Mobile App

Highline Public Schools is first district in region to release its own Mobile App

Highline Public Schools announced this week that it’s the first school district in the Puget Sound region to launch its own mobile app. “Students, staff, families and the community have a new... [Read more]