I started this week with Ms. Reed's kindergartners. Design Thinking looks and rolls out a little bit different with our younger learners.
I introduced the Cricut Explorer Air 2 by drawing turkeys on envelopes that will hold the pieces that they will be creating over the next few weeks.
I did multiple envelopes prior to doing it in the classroom so that students could watch the machine in groups and then go to their table to color while the next group could watch the next turkey being drawn.
When they finished coloring, they tried either coding or Osmo.
Cricut Explorer Air 2
This week learners saw how the Cricut can draw.
Next week we will do cutting of cardstock to make feathers.
The following week learners will use the Cricut Design Space app to create circles for their turkey's body.
Osmo Monster is the first Osmo activity that we use to expose learners to the concept of physical and virtual interaction using the iPad.
Osmo Monster has learners draw and then the monster uses the drawings to tell a story.
This activity builds vocabulary and the ability to follow directions but it will transition into the other Osmo learning activities that we plan to use like Osmo Coding and Masterpiece.