“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"
If you missed part 1, find it here: https://kidmadethings.wordpress.com/2016/02/12/futurebus-part-1/ We pitched the bus. First Tech was on board before we even had time to explain the idea. The details would take time, and there were many more conversations to come, but it was clear we now had a concrete idea around which we could rally. […]Read more "#FUTUREBUS PART 2"
In May of 2015 I shared a story at TEDx Portland. This was the story. It was an incredible and affirming experience. As I was sipping a Stumptown cold brew in the park outside the Keller right after the event I was approached by a woman named Alex who was reaching out to me on behalf of First […]Read more "#FutureBus Part 1"
Can we cultivate a design disposition in kids using 3d rendering programs and 3d printers? Sure. Can we develop those skills AND solve a real problem? Maybe! True story: I was rolling a table through the halls of our school when I hit a bump. The table collapsed and sent 3 expensive laptops to the earth. […]Read more "Real World Problem: Folding Table Part One"