This week’s photos were all taken on Thursday, so you will see Junior High students working with Cue robots, Viola’s 3rd years coding, afterschool Animation Station students in action, and our Taz Lulzbot printing Amelia’s city. (This is the first time that we have changed filament mid-print, so, yeah!)
Here’s a little info about the materials you will see students using in this week’s video!
Computers are full of ingenious logic and astonishing creativity. They’re everywhere, but most of us don’t understand how they work. With Turing Tumble, our Junior High students can see for themselves how computers work. The logic isn’t hidden inside a computer chip, it’s right there in front of them.
LEGO WeDo 1.0 is a robotics hardware and software platform specifically designed for children in 6-9 Students connect to a story, construct a model, contemplate its function, and continue improving its design.
Combining colorful LEGO building elements, easy-to-use hardware, and an intuitive drag-and-drop coding language based on Scratch, SPIKE Prime engages students through playful learning activities to think critically and solve complex problems, regardless of their learning level. From easy-entry projects to limitless creative design possibilities, SPIKE Prime helps our 9-12 students learn the essential STEAM and 21st century skills needed to become the innovative minds of tomorrow.
These are our short weeks, due to conferences, but MAP Assessments for 6-9 finished, Viola’s Class Performance was a huge success, and creativity abounds!
Our short video opens with my delightful discovery that all workshop visitors seem equally excited by magnetism. You will see 9-12 STEAM Rotation students building and programming with Spike Prime, Keyboarding students lovin’ our mobile tablet chairs, our finished K’Nexosaurus, Tech Explorers collaborating, and some 6-9 and 12-14 robot wranglers.
See you in February,
This has been a really exciting and creative week for all of us. Junior high students have started working in the Woodshop, Annie hosted guest artists who guided students from 3-6 and 6-9 on a collaborative project to honor and celebrate Dr. King, and Tech Explorers have started to work with drones!
In our video, you will not only see two students testing their ballista, others working with Cubelets robots, designing with Legos, coding, and building a VEX IQ clawbot, you will also see electric potatoes, hear a lovely tune, and see our first drone photography!
To be honest, I have lost track of time since moving into our new Creative Studios. It has been an incredibly productive and creative week. I managed to capture a few good shots, but no video.
Happy New Year, and stay in touch,