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
First, we read Helper Robots, and went over the vocabulary. Then, we re-watched our favorite BrainPoP movie. Next, we worked together to complete the National Geographic Interactive Robot Challenge. Try it Yourself !!
Upload a screen shot of your robot using the UPLOAD FILE button on the WeDo Robotics page, and we can add it to our gallery!
3D Printing and Design
In Crack the Code, students were challenged to make a maze in Kodable’s Maze Maker. I connected my iPad, and tried out some of their mazes for all to see. We played a coding game online, with and with conditionals, and practiced responding to if …, then… statements. You can find the Maze Challenge video on the Crack the Code page.
We investigated simple machines during Tech Explorers. You can find the Simple Machines Rap video and a link to EdHeads Simple Machines game on the Tech Exploers MON page.
The link to join the Google Meet for these classes are at the top of each class page. Not everyone showed up today, but students can access the materials at any time. Please contact me if you need me to make adjustments, or if your child is having difficulty.
I did continue to connect with some students on Thursday and Friday, and worked with them to learn how to meet online more efficiently. Keyboarders got started with Typetastic, Tech Explorers learned about Simple Machines, and Dante created his first online animation (below).
This is unchartered territory for all of us, but I am committed to partnering with you and your family to work through this crazy Distance Learning thing. I made a few changes that I hope will help.
- Children should be encouraged to access everything through cohen.nnms.org
- Each afterschool class has its own page, including online meet-up link, video links, weekly activities, downloads, so children can revisit any activity on any page at any time
- Younger children often need help entering URLs, figuring out how to open a new tab or managing to work with multiple windows. This might be something you and your child might practice.
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