Check out what we have been doing in Design Lab every Wednesday and Friday during lunch recess.....
Sometimes words can't capture the feeling of what happens at lunch recess every Wednesday and Friday in our LMC.
What is DENSI? Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute is my "teacher" camp where if I am selected, I get to spend a week with 150 educators from the U.S.A., Canada, UK, and now several other countries learning and discovery about different uses of technology as well as other amazing ideas. Last year I learned about BreakOut Edu and this year I hope to learn even more.
Presentation - Coding Beyond Code.org
This year I will be presenting with another fabulous DEN member LeaAnne Daughrity about coding on Wednesday. Our session will be very hands-on and a nice complement to the following day of the DEN Maker Playground. Below are screen shots of the website that we will be using.
DEN Maker Playground
This year I am working on the DEN Maker Playground for our unconference day on Thursday. I have been reaching out to companies to get promotional products and also to arrange hangouts where educators can talk to the people who are designing and using the product. I am really looking forward to making this happen.
I've created table flyers with QR codes for people to learn more about the product but also contribute to a shared padlet of ideas.
Bloxels has been a very powerful engaging tool for our learners. The following two videos are examples of students who chose an area of interest, researched, and created a video game in Bloxels to share about their interest.
Here I go again.... telling you how fortunate I am to work with such amazing teachers. Two of my favorite teachers - Ms. Magnus and Ms. Murphy wanted to connect a literacy unit with technology so here is Day 1.
Day 1: Tools, Choices, and Beginning
Access Through Technology (3D Printing)
We even had a young man comment that with the 3D modified Rubik's cube it was easier to solve for him. Check it out!