8th Grade LEGO Robotics

In the 8th grade Computer Science elective, students are using EV3 LEGO Mindstorms to create solutions for everyday problems. The students have been presented with various challenges throughout the semester and construct robots using the LEGO Mindstorms platform to complete each task. In class, the eighth graders were first challenged to design and program a…

Schmaker Activity 2 Responses

We’ve received some great responses to our second Schmaker activity focused on brainstorming. You are all stretching your brains! Thanks to everyone who has submitted lists. Keep them coming! Below are the responses I have received. Responses in bold indicate that more than one person submitted that answer. I’ll continue to add to them as I receive…

Schmaker Activity 1 Responses

Here are a few responses received from the first Schmaker activity on the “Maker Mind.” If you’ve done the Parts, Purposes, Complexities exercise, please send me your sketches and notes to be posted here as well! Steve Amann took apart a flashlight: Lee Kladky examined a toilet tank: 1. Toilet handle – push down on toilet…

Schmaker 2016!

This year, we’re starting a new summer program for faculty professional development called Schmaker (Summer Challenge Maker)! The goal of this program is to introduce you to design thinking methods and increase your awareness of design in the world around you. This program, just as Techsplorations was in the past, is completely voluntary and can…