Thursday, January 24, 2019

Setting Up the Mayku Form Box

I was lucky enough to receive a grant from Williston's FAP this year to purchase a Form Box.  A couple of my students were interested in helping me set it up and we were able to learn how to use it together. The girls plan to come in tomorrow to 3-D print some shapes that they'd like to make molds from...not sure if the molds will be used for chocolate, soap, or candles yet :)

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Laser Cutting and Acrylic Bending

A couple students have been planning a BMX bike track for home.  They asked if I could help them make an acrylic planning tool using the laser cutter so they could mark and erase ideas.  Next, they used the heat strip tool to bend the acrylic into a stand.  Here's a little demo video:

Friday, December 14, 2018

Updated Picture!

WCS finished up a major school renovation this past summer.  My classroom was one of the last to be completed.  Here the latest picture of the space...still several more projects to complete, but it's looking good!

Friday, June 8, 2018

Taking Our Work with Micro:bits a Little Further

I have had a number of students in my last class of the year get really excited about extending their learning beyond classroom assignments.  As we come to the end of the year, students are finishing up by sharing their projects.  This first clip shows a student who integrated a servo motor to create a High Five-o-Matic: 

Then this student impressed his class by teaching them how to make video games with Makecode and a Micro:bit.  They were so inspired that they are all trying to make their own games now!