Everyone needs a teacher who is willing to try different ideas with you and their students. For me, this is Ms. Jessica Reed. She has allowed me a window into the world of kindergarden. Together we have created some amazing projects and this one we are in the midst of doing will be another.
We have been working on using the Cricut Maker with younger learners. This week, Jessica and I met to create a prototype of an idea of creating a tic-tac-toe bag using student writing on Seesaw and converting it from a jpeg to an svg and cutting it into heat transfer vinyl.
I can't wait to share the upcoming images of this project. Currently learners are rotating through Osmo (Coding, Monster, Masterpiece, Tangram), Makers Empire, and Seesaw/Cricut learning stations.
As I have found time and time again, learners are very creative in sharing what they understand and technology tools can help them to really show what they are understanding and more.
Student Video Games
Collaborative Team Work
Working in their triads, learners in Ms. Murphy and Ms. Maida's classrooms worked on creating their final mazes.
Rules for Maze and Tutorial Video
After finishing their maze, teams created rules to play their maze as well as video tutorials for players to try their maze. The video tutorials were uploaded into Seesaw and a QR code was generate for each of the video tutorials.
Because this was our last session, I asked learners to share about their experience during Design Thinking. Here are two responses.