Feeling more than a bit emotional as I write this last post. You already know that I love my afterschool classes so much, but this post is about thanking you for your partnership in all this. Thank you.
I have really appreciated the time I have spent with your children these past 10 weeks. In fact, I don’t think I could have endured these trying times without them. Seems like I am often exhausted and tired when 3 o’clock rolls around, but by 3:40, I am back to my old self, and by 5:15, I am renewed and joyful. Actually, not sure I will fare next week.
It has been quite an adventure to figure out how to keep things going after the move from our incredibly beautiful and well-stocked STEM and Creative Arts Studio to my small window desk in Lakeview, but with your help, we managed. I am immensely grateful for all of your efforts to keep these classes going. Thank you.
It has been an honor to work with you and your children.
What a great week! We have enjoyed some really engaging online sessions together, and I even got a chance to help the kids a bit with navigating Seesaw. You probably know already that I have Seesaw Afterschool class for the students who I am seeing regularly this session. Class pages have all been updated.
Crack the Code – RoboGarden Hour of Code
Tech Explorers MON – Advanced levels of KidBot
WeDo Robotics – Robots in Space, RoboGarden
3D Printing – Designing with Tinkercad Code Blocks
Animation Station – Tynker
Keyboarding – Typetastic, Typing Club
Tech Explorers FRI – Code Combat in Python, National Geographic Robot Challenges (Student certificates shared through Seesaw)
OK, it looks like I didn’t post last Friday. Luckily, I did update all of the class pages, so you can check there.
Crack the Code — Kodable’s Beach Clean-Up
Tech Explorers MON — Kid Bot
WeDo Robotics — Beach Clean-Up, advanced level
3D Printing — Tynker Dance Party
Animation Station — Coding Spirals
Keyboarding — using Seesaw
Tech Explorers FRI — Code Combat in Python!
Wow! Our online sessions have been so much fun. Students are really building their tech skills, and I love that we can have these online connections. Pages for each class have been updated with links.
A big THANK YOU for helping me make this work. Please reach out if you need anything. ~ Janeen
Crack the Code MON – Coding a Dance Party
Tech Explorers MON – Fish Force
WeDo Robotics TUES – Weather Robots
3D Printing and Design TUES – Design a Snowflake
Animation Station THUR – Creating an Animation with Code
Keyboarding THUR – Typing Club, Typetastic
Tech Explorers FRI – Fish Force
Ok, It has been an absolutely incredible week, and I am so proud of how our students are connecting, and adapting to these strange times. Let me know if you need anything.
I am trying to keep to one post a week, so pages for each afterschool class have been updated with details, videos, links to activities, downloads, and the join link for the online meeting. Find them in the top menu.
- Crack the Code MON – How Games are Made, Use Conditional Statements to modify your Asteroid Game
- Tech Exploers MON – Compound Machines, Forces
- WeDo Robotics TUES – AI for Oceans, 10 Amazing Robotic Sea Creatures
- 3D Printing and Design TUES – Design a Coat / Backpack Hook
- Animation Station THURS – Art That Moves part 2, Drawing with Letters and Numbers, HOW TO upload your files to the Animation Gallery
- Keyboarding THURS – Dance Mat Typing, Typing Club, Typetastic!
- Tech Explorers FRI – Create Your Own Padlet