It Starts with EXPOSURE. It doesn’t matter if you use a 3D printer, a laser cutter, or glue sticks and cardboard. Learning ignites when kids see their idea made into a real thing. It works whether they make a model robot, a video game, or their first feature film. When kids make real things, with […]Read more "What do we create?"
On a recent trip to Fir Grove Elementary School, we had the opportunity to do some deeper dives into Lego robotics. After a brief exploration and research session about the current flooding situation in California, upper elementary students learned how to build and program a working floodgate. We then displayed current weather data from the […]Read more "Opening the Floodgates"
Before we all got iced out, we got more chances to engage in hands-on making, robotics and programming around the district. The first step was exposing teachers to different options and ideas that were available. After conferring with grade level and building teams we made a plan to provide the opportunity for students to engage in […]Read more "Exposure…Opportunity…Outcomes"
“I feel smart!” -Quote from an 8th grader after writing his first programming function. About 200 8th grade AGS 1 students from Meadow Park programmed Ozobots to solve challenges. Using visual coding and quite a bit of math, they persevered to get their tiny robot to run laps, knock down bowling pins, and escape from a […]Read more "Ozobots and Math @ Meadow Park"
As part of the Beaverton Education Foundation’s Camp Achieve, the FutureBus provided kids with hands-on making activities all over our district. We are thrilled to collaborate with the BEF, and look forward to working together on some very exciting projects. A nice writeup here:http://portlandtribune.com/bvt/15-news/318336-197675-future-bus-wraps-up-pilot-run Check out some of our visits:Read more "#BSDFUTUREBUS rocks BEF Camp Achieve!"
Check out Colin’s video from Future Night at Raleigh HIlls K-8Read more "FUTURE NIGHT AT RALEIGH HILLS"
This is a follow up to my previous post about our real world table problem. If you missed it – here it is: https://kidmadethings.wordpress.com/2016/01/29/real-world-problem-folding-table-part-one/ Below is a video snapshot of the process and some of the tests. We hope this idea inspires others to try to utilize the engineering method and 3d printers to try […]Read more "REAL WORLD PROBLEM: FOLDING TABLE PART TWO"