Wednesday, December 12, 2018

MakerSpace Mondays-Quilling Hack

So many of our makers love to create 3D paper flowers.
With quilling tools running about $7-$10 a pop, it can get expensive if you want your whole class
to make flowers at the same time. Our quilling tool hack is in the video below...get making!

Another problem encountered during 3D flower making is burnt
fingers from the glue gun.  We have seen these on Amazon, if anyone knows of a
less expensive hack, let us know,
we will post it!
Come to a MakerSpace Monday and learn more hacks...

Thursday, December 6, 2018

CS Ed Week-Stories from New Jersey Schools

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to inspiring K-12 students to take interest in computer science. Jennifer Bernardini's 5th-grade class and STEAM Club students and the 7th-graders from William Davies Middle School were very enthusiastic participants this week!

5th Grade students analyzed a novel with a plot pyramid, and used Ozobots to trace the plot pyramid and tell the story! STEAM Club students participated in the Hour of Code with Dance Party. First, we coded, then we partied!

Not only does computer science provide every student foundational knowledge, but it also leads to the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. economy. William Horner's 7th-grade class also brought the CS Ed Week excitement to their Lego town Ozobot Project in the Hamilton Township School District.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Assessing Microbit Programs and Grading in Google Classroom

Assessing Microbit Programs and Grading in Google Classroom is easy if you have your students use the add file option in the "turn in" portion of Google Classroom. Teachers can grade if they download the student's hex files and import them into the simulator.
Import student files!

Watch this helpful video if you have any questions.
Kim Mattina (@The_Tech_Lady) shows you how to get it done!

Another solution is to have your students screencast their simulations and submit their video files.  Either way, these performance-based assessments are super-engaging!