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AISD PD Assist in Security Effectiveness Project

Posted on 11/14/2019
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Anna ISD police officers Chief Jones, Officer Woodson, and Officer Taylor visited Mrs. Gober's 7th and 8th-grade STEM students earlier this week.

The Computer Science for Innovators and Makers (CSIM) students worked for two weeks to design, code, and build 1 of 3 security options:

  • Keep a book of secrets safe;
  • Keep a valuable object from being stolen; or
  • Keep a restricted area from being entered

The Anna ISD Police Department were asked to "think like a criminal" and see if they could break into the STEM projects.

Gober said, "The kids were so excited, and they couldn't stop talking about it. Our police department was so amazing. They really got into it, pulling out flashlights and all."

Jones, Woodson, and Taylor had limited success with breaking into the alarmed devices. They talked to the kids about "points of entry" and real-life situations and how someone would try to break in if it was a real-life scenario.

Gober continued, "I am just so grateful they took the time to come out and support the kids. The kids were still talking about it the next morning, and several parents mentioned that's all they talked about the night before. That's when you know you did something good - when you make it to the dinner table of a teenager."

Seventh-grader Preston Reddell said, "[This project] was the greatest thing. It's so cool to experience coding. If you don't do CSIM, you're missing out big time!"

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