This is the last full week of Afterschool Session I activities! Soon, we will be moving into our new Creative Technology Workshop on the 2nd floor, above the Community Room. It has been my pleasure to have worked along side your children this session. Thank you.
In our video, you will see Jonah programming with blocks in Tynker. The focus is sequencing and looping, but choosing the appropriate command requires reading. Our Monday coders then give a little feedback on Crack the Code. Please note that when the students use the phrase “on the screen”, they mean connecting to our wall mounted HD screen via Airplay in order to show their work to others. Next, you can see just a few of the personal artifacts made in 3D Printing and Design. On Ribbon-Cutting Day, some students from Sonja’s class got a sneak peak at our new space while we tested out the WiFi, so I snapped a couple of pics for you. Our last glimpse into this incredible Afterschool session is an amazing project called Thor, independently produced by Owen in Animation Station.
Animation is not necessarily focused on facilitating comprehension of any academic subject matter itself, but is almost always interactive, creative, fun and motivational. Students are fascinated by animation and embrace opportunity to create their own.
Programming a robot to navigate a maze is one of our favorite engineering challenges. Students can link their thinking to real world scenarios like controlling the Mars Rover on another planet, or navigating through a disaster zone to rescue victims. This week’s maze challenge does not incorporate robot sensors, so the student focus was on speed, direction, and motion.
This week’s video features an animation by Grace, 3D prints designed by Amelia and Eliza, and a video of The One and Only EV3.
Our video features students from Technology Explorers and Robotics, plus a special Halloween message created by students in Bits & Bytes using paper circuits. In the afternoons, upper elementary students have been working on creating graphs in Google Sheets.