|Casey Voeks at Adobe's Headquarters in San Jose, California|
On Friday InfiniD's leadership took a road trip to Adobe's World Headquarters at San Jose, California.
|The meeting room at Adobe waiting to be converted into a Starship.|
See how easy it is for any school, worldwide, to have a simulator of their own.
|InfiniD's Skyler Carr outside Adobe. It's Showtime!|
Step Two: Set up the posters. InfiniD ran two different missions, one for the little ones aged 4 to 7. and another for the 11 - 14 age range.
With the room (ship) ready for launch, the first crews were anxiously waiting.
Kendrick Gines, InfiniD's master flight director, directed the missions in the same room with the young astronauts. This is the InfiniD way. Teachers can monitor the class and pace the curriculum much better by being in the room rather than sitting in a control room watching from a camera. In a way, flight directing in the same room is really old school. I ran the first starship simulations in room 19 at Central School back in the Spring of 1983 in the same room with my students. I sat behind my desk with an overhead and boom box cassette player.
|Kendrick is visible on the far left.|
|Notice the simplicity of the set up. Easy to used. Easy to understand, and highly effective. |
Notice the effects lighting on the floor. That is all it takes.
Of course it was a hit. Adobe's youngsters loved the experience.
They say an army marches on its stomach. The same is true of a starship crew. Casey, Skyler, and Kendrick took a lunch break between missions to recharge for the afternoon flights.
InfiniD is doing great things. They will be in 80 schools throughout Utah by the start of of the 2018-2019 school year. That number grow as the months pass and more and more schools realize the value of this unique educational experience for their students.
"To InfiniD and Beyond!"
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