Well, this is week three of exploration into the realm of electronics using the Arduino microprocessor board, the Elenco Electronic Lab, and the Elenco Snap Electronics Lab. This week students began to code using Sketch to control the behaviour of circuits made on the Arduino. Lessons learned, one has to write code correctly in order for the IDE to recognize it. Second, all components must be correctly connected to the board. Students practice following directions and learned the difference…Continue
Added by Joel Garcia on April 27, 2015 at 9:31pm — No Comments
First day of the inventor's club went well without a hitch. Half the time was spent introducing the materials and methods of work. We will be using the Cornell Notes format to write reflections and about discovery while completing our projects. Students will keep a journal each day. My fifth and sixth graders really did well the first day and were able to follow directions and work together to solve any problems with understanding they may have had. I was just the facilitator watching and…Continue
Added by Joel Garcia on October 7, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments
On Tuesday, October 7th the Hawaiian Technology Inventors Club will begin. Fifth grade students will be involved in exploring hands-on activities using various electronic kits to create electronic circuits and mini projects. Most projects will utilize software and text sources available through the vast resources in the open source community. This is the beginning of a science lab experience that I hope to grow that will include many more activities in the future.
Here is what…Continue
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I am gathering ideas to share with an elementary school in Waltham, MA. They have a writing initiative and they are looking for good ideas for students (K-5) to publish their writing so that the writing is meaningful and purposeful. I have been gathering websites and examples and posting here:…Continue
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I have tried to put more focus on creativity in my 2nd grade classroom.
We brainstormed what it means to be creative and the students did very well describing what it means to be creative. They said creativity means putting things together, building things, if you mess up you can make something new out of it, doing things you haven't done before, using different things, and making something new.
I've tried to have a Creative center for the students to participate in…Continue