Animation Wrap Up

Videos include projects from Animation Station and  from Tech Explorers.

ALL student animations are self directed and independently produced, and often include materials that they have brought from their homes, especially Lego characters. Some students did not want their work published. Also, please note that apparently, one’s passion for creativity far outweighs the importance of focusng the camera. ūüėČ

This compilation features work by Sophie, Jane, Cailin, Egan, Alan and Caidan.

Next, an independent work by Georgia, a first grader.

Next up, Franklin and Gus, also first years.

Finally, a project produced by Tech Explorers Phineas and Eleanor.

Kindness Week in the NNM Lab

November 13, 2018, is World Kindness Day!! 

You may have forgotten to put it on your calendar, but kindness goes hand in hand with digital citizenship, so here in the lab, we teched it up. 

4th graders did an activity call Freeze!, where they acted out short skits to help them discern fact from opinion, and think about how a fact could be expressed in a kinder fashion. In our first video, you can see them practicing saying kind things to one another, then teched it up by filming them acting out their own skits! 

5th graders learned about how the Golden Rule appears in many cultures and religions, then teched it up by filming them doing a reading.

6th graders began the World’s Largest Lesson, which introduces the¬†Sustainable Development Goals¬†to children and young people everywhere and unites them in action. I¬†teched it up¬†by giving them ther first assignment on Google Classroom – Be a Goal Keeper, where they used an online app to create a personal Goalkeeper self image.


Week 9 in the NNM Lab

This week, we are featuring two videos! The first, Our Robot, is an independent project done by 3rd graders Samaya and Olivia in Tuesday Afterschool WeDo Robotics.

Our second video features students completing robot challenges with Dash, learning to code at, and Eliza playing a game that she designed herself.

Some 6th graders got started with Google Classrom this week, and began working a project to identify the qualities that may be needed to reach our global goals. Some 5th graders coded a Tynker game on iPads called Spooky Brew.

Week 8 in the NNM Lab

In this post’s video of students creating with technology, you will see documents with graphics, a Scratch Jr. animation, an Ozobot city design, a Cleverbot ‘family’,¬† graphic organizers, students programming robots to shoot a ball into a bucket, and a HUE stop motion animation by Birdie!¬† Students also programmed a Tynker game to create a spooky shape changer potion, Henry 3D printed his ice cream cone, and Olivia 3D printed her turtle.

Week 7 in Lab

Since this post’s video was aready 3 minutes, and I wanted to post before the Halloween Party, there are some things that you will not see, like 6th graders coding their own apps with Bitsbox, and 4th graders learning about the Rings of Responsibility for online and offline citizenship. What you will see is nothing short of amazing. Happy Halloween!!