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…

The Design Process with Fourth Graders

In the Creation Station, 4th graders have been working through the Design Process to solve a problem.  The problem we identified was that younger students are losing small items around the Lower School.  The challenge was to create a small case that could help students carry money or other small items to school.  Before we began,…

Pre-Firsters in the Creation Station and Art

Pre-Firsters began the year with a technology and art integrated unit, focusing on collaboration and creativity.  During each technology or art class, the girls worked in pairs with one as the student and the other as the teacher.  The teacher group learned and practiced new skills with me while the student group worked in a…

Schmaker Activity #3

As the summer draws to a close, I am proposing one last Schmaker activity. If you weren’t able to get into Schmaking this summer, don’t fret– there will be more opportunities for this sort of work throughout the year. This blog will be a hub of maker ideas, information, and inspiration, so please bookmark it…