Changing the Story…Changing the Learning

IMG_0406

Slowly but surely my (errr, my school’s) maker space is coming together. It has been one of my favorite weeks in recent memory as I have had lunch dates with my fifth graders as we constructed circuits and coded Sphero (or as it is now named Mosk-o).

The amazing moments of learning and thinking and problem-solving during these two hours this week are too numerous to begin to mention them all, so I will share a few.

The first began when we made the first circuit actually work and the light lit up on its own. There were shrieks of happiness in the media center. It’s been a long time since I have heard such a vibe of excitement in students. The vocabulary that they used as they read the workbook that came with our Circuit Scribe and created lights of varying colors as well as sound and changed the volume….you’d have to hear it to believe it!

Then two of them with birthdays approaching said they would have to ask for a kit –imagine that, science kit for their birthday. Imagine that.

These students wouldn’t leave for recess. It was the first nice day in a long time. That’s right. No outdoors. Just circuits for them.

IMG_0372

Today’s lunch involved Sphero, a ball that one controls with an app and some basic computer coding. Once we had the the hang of it, we were chasing it through the halls of the school. They learned to control it, move it, make it spin, and change the color. 

Definitely computer coders in the making…

Looking forward to what post-spring break holds!

Advertisements

What are your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

A Place to Reflect & Ruminate

Catina: teaching, learning, leading, creating

Talk Tech With Me

A collection of ideas and thoughts on technology in education.

Daily Shoot

If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow. John Dewey

Ditch That Textbook

Ed tech, creative teaching, less reliance on the textbook.

Connected Principals

Sharing. Learning. Leading.

Stump The Teacher

If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow. John Dewey

Posts - Learning in Hand

If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow. John Dewey

Cool Cat Teacher Blog

Be a Better Teacher. Live a Meaningful Life.

The Principal of Change

Stories of learning and leading

Miss Night's Marbles

If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow. John Dewey

WordPress.com

WordPress.com is the best place for your personal blog or business site.

%d bloggers like this: