Here is a video that Janet Farnan our Learning Resource Coordinator took of what our SP Design Lab looks like when all of our first graders are together. Normally we don't have one grade level at a time in the Design Lab but for these special circumstances it happened and it helped me to see what our SP Design Lab could look and sound like in the future. Sometimes you have to try something different to have "aha" moments. It was an "AHA" moment for several of us.
The sounds of learning and engagement can be heard and seen. But don't take it from me... check it out for yourself through these videos or stop by and learn with us.
Testing has started again but lucky for us, the SP Design Lab was able to open today during lunch. The excitement of the Lego Table... which quickly was modified by many hands along with the Dashes, Spheros, Osmo Masterpiece drawings, Ollies, Minecraft, and rainbow looms provided so many different choices for our students.
This month in the SP Design Lab we are using more tools that allow us to interact with technology and create our own challenges.
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Using our iPad Minis and the apps, students are encouraged to create challenges to navigate with their Sphero or Ollie. The Sphero is a great robotic ball that allows our kindergartners all the way to our fifth graders to be challenged. After the Hour of Code, we will be exploring ways to program our Spheros too.
The Osmo offers different activities like tangrams and word games. The Osmo made a debut in the SP Design Lab today. It intrigued the spectrum of students and is a tool that we can also use during math and literacy.
Thanks to a donation by our PTO, we added a Q-BA-MAZE set. Though not as large as the video, we have another wonderful creation tool.