Risk-takers. Doers. Makers of things. These are the X students, the creative thinkers. They’ve been the driving force for economic, technological, political, and cultural change throughout history. Today, everyone needs to be a risk-taker, a doer, a maker of things—not necessarily to bend the arc of history, but to bend the arcs of their own lives. — Mitchel Resnick, MIT Media Lab
Our video will give you a glimpse into the options our makers and doers chose in the lab this week.
I hope you enjoy our short video. You will see that 9-12 students took the Ozobot Clean Energy Challenge, and animated poems by writing code. Also featured are some 12-14 Studio students building K’Nex roller coasters, afterschool WeDo Robotics students, and Phin’s amazing Animation.
Students have been busy since Spring Break, and it appears I forgot to post last week, but here’s what has been going on. Some young afterschool coders got their Scratch accounts, Lucas 3D printed and assembled his Glowing Penguin Circuit, and Kate finished her robotic cat. During school day technology sessions, students created makey makey game controllers, learned about acrostic poems, wrote apps and tested them on my iPhone, programmed a Tynker game with some very interesting remixes, learned how to sketch with Dash robots, and created a robot hockey rink, complete with penalty boxes.
Of course, the students got right back to work after the break, so this post contains two exciting videos. The first was independently produced by Mila in Tuesday Robotics, and the second features glimpses of other activities this week. 9-12 students learned how to program a Treasure Hunt game in Tynker, write apps using BitsBox, and played Kahoot. (please excuse typo in video)
The Lab @ NNM has been super all week.This post features Colette’s first independently produced animations, as well as photos from Lego Robotics, 4th graders investigating 1st, 2nd, and 3rd class levers, and their documents about Polygons. 5th graders learned how to make pie graphs, and 6th graders started working with Lego Boost. Have a great break!