Ma’ayanot students helping visually impaired 

Ma’ayanot students helping visually impaired 

At Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls, STEAM education is part of the core curriculum. Each student has two years of engineering, coding, and 3-D design and printing. This year, Ma’ayanot introduced a new aspect to the sophomore course. The sophomore STEAM course now includes “Making a Difference,” a program that combines academic rigor, cutting-edge Makerpsace technology, and chesed. Ma’ayanot has partnered with the University of Colorado’s Build a Better Book program, to use its Makerspace technology to create books, toys, and games for children with visual impairments. Sophomore STEAM students have been working with a teammate, a visually impaired student from a special education school, to design a device for their teammate. They will “beta-test” their prototype together with their teammate and ultimately produce a finished product that will improve their teammate’s life in a practical way.

Ma’ayanot students Ilana Loskove, Noa Boev, and Esther Friedlander are creating a book to help visually impaired youngsters using the latest technology.

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