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The Grade 2s are a-Buzz about Bees! At Rowntree, 21st Century teaching and learning takes on many forms across the various grades. In Grade 2, we made use of AR Codes and tied them into STEM. Our commitment to cultivating a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Mindset ensures that our students are focusing on real-world problems and proposing solutions using innovative educational technologies. Our Grade 2 students were recently studying how bees can be an indicator of the health of our urban environments: more bees is a good sign while fewer bees could mean trouble. The students decided to lead a public service campaign by posting QR code-enabled “bee facts” throughout the school hallways. By scanning the dozens of QR codes with their Chromebooks (parents were able to use their phones), Rowntree students learned about why bees are so important to a healthy environment. Our students are certainly focused on making their world a better place, and they are learning how they can use technology to achieve this goal!