Giorgio Cam Take a picture and make music with the Chromebook

What is Giorgio Cam?

This is an AI experiment that takes a picture and tells what the object is in the picture, while putting it into music lyrics.


How does the Giorgio Cam work?

The Giorgio Cam creates rhymes and adds rhythm to the music.  Then it identifies the object, while using the photo to create entertainment with music. 


Why it is fun for learning?

Giorgio Cam uses image recognition to label what the picture is, then the cam turns the labels into lyrics of a song. This AI experiment makes learning things a lot of fun and very interesting.


This is an experiment built with machine learning that makes music with the computer just by taking a picture. It uses image recognition to label what it sees, then it turns those labels into lyrics of a song.


Bio: Riley Benton (@beefcakes39) is an Ash Grove high school student who loves sports and also a member of FBLA, STUCCO and FFA.  He plans on going to a community college and learning multiple of handy skills and applying that to my future job.

The Survey Says….Google Feud! by Mason Keith

Google Feud is a fun little game that Google has created that lets you play Family Feud but uses the top Google search results as the answers. It is a fun experience that allows people to learn more from google and keeping them entertained for hours.

To get to Google Feud:

Search Google Feud and it’s the first result that pops up.

Here is the link to the website-


How to play:

The game gives you 4 options to choose from to start playing; culture, people, names, and questions. When you pick one, you get 4 chances to complete the 10 answer table. The questions that are asked are popular topics people have searched on the Google search engine. The answers are popular questions people have asked about the topic.

Here is a video that displays how the game looks and operates.

Linking the game to Google Search Engine:

When the answers pop up, you have the option to click on them which will take you to the search results of that question. It is a great way to do research within a game. (14).gif


Google is growing rapidly day by day and has not slowed down. Many tools are available to use to help benefit your work, research, or social interaction.  Google Feud is a unique tool offered by Justin Hook using the Google API.  It’s fun game that keeps you entertained while getting work done.


IMG_0844Mason Keith (@maskeithHD) is a Senior at Ash Grove High School. He is a member of the Ash Grove Student Help Desk. Mason plays baseball and football and is also involved in BETA, FBLA, and STUCCO. He plans on attending OTC and then Missouri State pursing a career in Business.

Music Learning Machine

Have you ever wondered what a computer would do if it was played thousands of sounds without any sort of organization? What would the computer think about those sounds, and how would it organize them? Well three really smart Computer scientists had that exact question and they actually brought the project to life in the form of a drum machine that is live via google’s machine learning website.


But what is actually going on here? Let us explore how machine learning categorizes sound.

What is machine learning?

Machine learning is the sub-field of computer science that gives computers the ability to learn without being explicitly programmed. This does not make the computer intelligent or free thinking. The only thing that the computer can do is take in information and organize it however the computer sees fit. Google was very fascinated by machine learning and they invited independent studios join them in building really cool applications using machine learning.

What are the benefits?

Machine learning is being worked on more every day to help in many different professional and educational areas. Computers will be able to organize data without having to be explicitly told how to and that could save many hours of coding and tweaking to a system.

The more Computer Scientists look into machine learning the closer we will get to true artificial intelligence in computers.  We will be able to take a random list of files, like the drum machine files, and just let the computer organize them in a smart way. This opens whole new doors in all fields that use computers and will make computer use much more organic. 

For more info about Machine Learning Click Here for more information.

What is the Infinite drum machine?


Above is a picture of all the sounds on the drum machine, every single dot is a different sound.

Three computer scientists/musicians, Kyle McDonald, Manny Tan, Yotam Mann and their friends at google, took thousands of everyday sounds and noises and gave them to a computer to find out how the computer would organize them. They then plotted all the sounds on a graph and built a drum machine around using these randomly organized sounds. By mousing over the sounds they will play, allowing individuals to explore the graph of sounds and see how the computer grouped them together. After selecting a few of them one can try and make a drum beat out of the random sounds using the dots at the bottom of the screen.


Extra Features

Hitting the random button will pump out four random sounds and clicking the tempo button can change the tempo of the beat. Clicking about will give information about the project. Clicking the filter button to view many different filters for the sounds or make custom own searches.


A short video from the creators


img_20161215_110244Larry (@Larry_Fry_III) is 18 years old, from Bois D’Arc, MO; in his Senior year at Ash Grove High School. He loves everything that has to do with technology. He is also attending OTC’s Computer Information Science course. Larry plans to go on in life to become a programmer or a web developer. He consider myself an expert with google docs and “simi” coding expert in Python, C#, and HTML 5/Css.

Codecademy: A FREE Online Coding Class

 Codecademy is an online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages including Python, Java, PHP, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, and Sass, as well as markup languages HTML and CSS.

1. First visit their main page and sign up so they can save any completed progress. The site is located at

*NOTE* – They do not use the provided email for spamming and barely send any emails in my personal experience. 


2. Once an account is created, access is granted to any of their free coding lessons. This video created by a few of our A.S.S.I.S.T. board will “assist” in preperation for terminology.

3. Now that the basics are out of the way, the coding adventure can begin. My advice is to begin with Python or HTML since it is an easier to understand language in comparison.


This free service has been a major help to my advancements in coding. In my experience it started my interest in coding and choice in career.  It can be used for basics and introduction and some advanced courses.

Thank you for your time and have a fantastic day.



Zachary Bingham is a senior currently attending Ash Grove High School. His favorite after school activities are playing video games, watching  anime, and creating programs. Knowledge fuels his day to day life as well as exploring new ideas. Prior experience with technology he has had is  taking OTC  Computer Information Science classes for 2 years. He also has had experience with programming languages such as Python,  C#, HTML, and CSS.

Twitter: @zbinghamAG

Thing Translator – Kaelin Tate


Have you been looking for a fun and easy way to learn different words in different languages. “Thing Translator” maybe the answer to your learning desires. This program works by the user pointing their cellphone camera at the desired item, and “Thing Translator” tells you how to pronounce the name of the item in another language.

Step 1 

Grab any item (such as an apple) and place it on a neutral flat surface to be photographed and translated

Easy point & shoot method make translating items easier than ever

Step 2

“Thing Translator” has  an abundance of world-wide known languages. So when choosing which language you would like the item translated to, you aren’t restricted. Set the language you would like the item translated to.

Different languages are available (shown here, Spanish)

Step 3

Take a picture of the desired object with “Thing Translator” 


Any Item can be scanned and translated for the users pleasure

Now You’re Done

You’ve successfully used “Thing Translator” to learn a new word in another language!

This works through the AICloud. AICloud is an online storage server where you can save pictures in order to access them from anywhere and from any computer. Everything is saved specifically to your account so that nobody else can see your photos. Your cell phone sends data to the cloud, and it compares it with other information such as pictures. It takes the top picture of that item and sends you information (the name of it in English, and in another language of your choice).

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About the Author


A Junior at Ash Grove High School, Kaelin Tate is 16. He wrote this blog about the wonderful program “Thing Translator” for a class assignment in help desk.

Basics of Google Maps- Sydnee Cashio

Basics of Google Maps


  1. Go to your google drive and click on the following

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  1. Click the following


  1. You can click search a place in the search bar. (I searched San Diego,CA,USA)

You can find out the temperature, the time at that place, and some quick facts about the place.


4. Pegman

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And drag it anywhere you want to see (such as this picture below)Screenshot 2016-12-15 at 11.29.50 AM.png

5. Directions

If you get your directions, you can send your location to your family/friends and to your phone. You can also put the time you’re leaving.

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To Share Directions, Click on your directions and then this button

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Then it will give you the shareable link to your directions on Google Maps. It looks something like this.


Now that you know about Google Map, don’t forget Google Mars and Google Moon


Bio – Sydnee Cashio – Student


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Sydnee (@Sydnee_Cashio) is a Senior at Ash Grove High School and plays basketball, volleyball, track, and softball . She also considers herself as mediocre at Google Drawing as well as Google Docs.

How to create a post on Google+

Social Media Craze!

So there are lots of people who are on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram. It’s obvious that social networks are very popular in our modern world. So why not use the social network that is integrated with all of google’s applications? In this guide I will be walking you through your first post on google+

Getting to Google+

To start your google+ social adventure all you have to do is go to


You will be taken to your google+ homepage where you will see the posts of collections that you are subscribed to. You will also see the posts you have made in the past.

Below is a photo of my own google+ homepage.

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Making your first post

In the bottom right corner of the Google+ homepage there is a small red button with a pencil on it.

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Just click this button to open the new post menu. You will be greeted by a rectangular window in the center of the screen where you can write your post.


From this menu you can change a slew of options for your post. You can add a picture by clicking the camera button. You can add a link your post. The next button that is a square with the bars in it is used to create a poll in your post. The final grey symbol is to add your current location to the post. You can also change in which of your collections the post gets put in.

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Creating a Poll Post

When you click the button that has the bars in it you open the menu to create the questions for your poll.

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Click on the text that says choice 1 or choice 2 to type in the text for your choices. Click the camera with the plus to add a photo for your post. You can also click add choice to add more choices to your poll. From the add choice menu you can also add pictures to each option. Once all of your choices are formatted correctly just click on done to add the poll to your post. Finally just click post to create your post.



Larry (@Larry_Fry_III) is 18 years old, from Bois D’Arc, MO; in his Senior year at Ash Grove High School. He loves everything that has to do with technology. He is also attending OTC’s Computer Information Science course. Larry plans to go on in life to become a programmer or a web developer. He consider myself an expert with google docs and “simi” coding expert in Python, C#, and HTML 5/Css.