Presenting at Stanford University: Arduino microcontrollers and Aquaponic systems in an awesome Middle-School classroom
Early in the year, Mr. Scott and Mr. Tarrey from www.theprojectschool.org/reached out asking if our Creativity Lab could help their class integrating Arduino microcontrollers into their Aquaponics system. I agreed to help them since the previous Fall semester I had been studying and "playing" with an Arduino micro-controller, the UNO and the LillyPad. My adventure with them started that day...
A few days ago I ran into these affirmations for teens, but I think anybody will benefit from reading a couple every day. Enjoy!
"To increase self-esteem and body image:
Blogging is a way of expressing individual talents, passions, and interests in the online community. It is important that the young people learn 21st century media literacy skills and also that they become digital fluent.
Last week we had our last class on conversations with materials and reading about interest-driven arts learning (Peppler, 2013). We also had an opportunity to go to the MILL (Make Innovate Learn Lab) and make something with Makey Makey (Figure 1).
I remember being in my electricity lab in college years ago struggling to understand the concepts of electricity and circuitry. Well, I can tell you that today I am enjoying my time “hanging out” with sewing, electricity, and microprocessors. The phenomenon is called e-Textiles.
Last week we read three chapters from Papert’s Mindstorms book (Papert 1980) and I was fascinated about his words and work with the LOGO language and the Turtle.
On the week of March 8, we talked about tools and materials and read two interesting readings, Some Reflections on Designing Construction Kits for Kids by Mitchel Resnick and Brian Silverman and
The class readings for this past week were about tinkering, a simple word that I had not used at all before starting graduate school. So to better understand
This post is the continuation of the DIY Instructables Challenge using the Laser Cutter. One of the common characteristics of makerspaces is the presence of
Two weeks ago we learned about the model or movement Connected Learning for youths to follow their passions by connecting them with people that
Last week we studied the work of German educator Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852), who invented kindergarten in the 1830s.
Last Monday morning we went across the hall to the MILL (Make Innovate Learn Lab) to make paper circuits as a class. It was the first
It was 10:30 AM and there were five girls and five boys in a middle school classroom who were very excited to be in an algebra class.
This blog post is about objects that were influential in my learning when growing up, similar to what gears were for the father of constructionism, Seymour Papert.