30/6/2017 0 Comments
Room 19 (Year 5's and 6's) were absolutely buzzing in the MakerSpace today, truly creative and deep thinkers. Learners created their own unique Whirlygigs (which they will use a Stop Animation App to animate back in class) everything from tiny mythical creatures to a 3 foot jaw chomping great white shark! Several learners went the next step with the Lego WEDO kits today going 'off plan' and designing their own creations that could be coded to complete a set of functions. I particularly like the swing that used a repetitive looped code which the learner related back to the 'I am a Wizard' book learning he had done during his last session with me. One learner also choose to go 'low tech' and create his own Bay Blade style spinner. Two girls chose to create recycled Koru Art, both very different pieces but equally as intricate and detailed. The OSMO Tangram kits were also a hit today with learners having to show real perseverance when the going got tough.
It looks like a wet weekend ahead so the perfect chance to gather ideas, inspiration and resources for the weeks ahead.
I wonder what the kids will call me, today one said "I'm looking for the Apple Teacher"......and another said "Are you Mrs Maker?" ......funny.