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The Week in Rap Shout-Out Contest: Congrats Slatington Elementary School!

Each week, we challenge students to think critically, create and innovate to win a shout-out for their school through The Week in Rap Shout-Out Contest. Friday’s winning entry came from Mrs. Coppolecchia’s 6th grade English class at Slatington Elementary School in Slatington, PA, which designed a way to improve on existing camera technology. Here’s what they thought up!

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For our most recent Week in Rap Shout-Out Contest, we asked students to design a better camera. Why? Well, remember the news on the super blood moon? While this rare astronomical phenomenon was an awesome sight to the naked eye, some people were bummed they couldn’t take good pictures of it. We asked students to get designing and solve that problem.

Mrs. Coppolecchia’s class took a unique approach in their design. Instead of inventing an entirely new camera, they created The CTI Camera Case to fit on camera phones, enabling your existing camera to take better pics. Features of the case include a UV filter to block glare from the sun or moon, and telescopic lens to improve your phone’s camera to professional quality. Students made sure to build ports in the case for chargers and auxiliary cords, and even thought up a corresponding phone app for precise pinpointing.Screen Shot 2015-10-19 at 12.18.40 PM

Check out these illustrations of the students’ smart innovation!

Props for your big thinking, Slatington Elementary School!

How can your school win a shout-out? Find out about the next Week in Rap Shout-Out Contest challenge!