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.
Sorry, no video, but it sure was an exciting week!
During Crack the Code on Monday, once the students started working with robots, there was no turning back! So much fun watching them investigate Sphero, Ollie, and Dash robots.
Our Keva blocks inspired Max to build a high rise zoo!!
This week is Digital Citizenship Week, so the focus for some groups was cyberbullying and hate speech. Children talked about the what it means to be a good digital citizen. Some drew comics and other created Upstander Cards that could be given to a target, a bully or a bystander in a bullying situation.