Checking in on Robotics

Checking in on Robotics

I got to stop in on the other teachers' Design Tech classes today.  Today was my dear friend Mr. Kreir who is building arcade games with his students as the…
Lunch Time.

Lunch Time.

We've got to start opening up the MakerSpace at lunch.  I've been getting asked by kids if they can come up and play with the legos.  The surprising thing is…
Challenge Day 2

Challenge Day 2

Challenge day 2 is upon us!  I surprised the kids in this formative assessment by giving them a variety of different materials they can pick up. I brought: marshmallows, marbles,…
Data Day

Data Day

Today in Design Technology 6, we had the trial and data collection day.  The kids were tasked with choosing a material in the room to try and pick up with…
Tour of the MakerSpace!

Tour of the MakerSpace!

Today we got a delivery of 10,000 more lego pieces for the lego table, so I thought I'd make a video to document what it looks like and to entice…
Spaghetti Challenge

Spaghetti Challenge

Today I invited a class up to the MakerSpace for an activity they were doing known as the "Spaghetti Challenge".  The kids were given marshmallows and spaghetti with ten minutes…
Rearranging The Room

Rearranging The Room

The kids are continuing in the design cycle and prototyping process.  Today I had students ask to move some of the workspace tables from the center of the room over…
Prototyping

Prototyping

My first cohort of makers is in!  We've been working for a couple of weeks (sorry for not posting photos). The kids have been rapidly prototyping for my unit on…
Day 1

Day 1

Last year I planned with my colleagues, got approval for our proposal, put in the request to the procurement department to order lots of materials, and left for the Summer…