Month: February 2014
This week our menu included sewing, marble-run-making, choose-your-own-adventure-story writing, bean bag making, and virtual Legos. Virtual Legos? What?! It’s true, right here with Build with Chrome. Unfortunately, we had some difficulties using Build with Chrome on the school laptops. Apparently a certain plug-in for Google Chrome kept crashing, but hopefully, we’ll find a way to fix that.
For the bean bags, very patient students took turns learning how to use the sewing machine to make a pocket. They then turned it inside out so that the seam was on the inside, filled the pocket with dried beans, and sewed the top closed. We need to learn not to throw the bean bags at each other, however. We don’t want anyone to get hurt.
Some students took matters into their own hands and independently made things, which is, of course, fantastic! Here is an example: a stop-motion animation that Vickie made.
The 3D printer that we were all excited to use last class unfortunately was not working for this class. We’ll try to have it fixed before next time.
Station 1: Origami, Legos, and Drawing with Amelia
Station 2: LittleBits and KORG for digital music making with James and Mollie
Station 3: Badge-O-Matic with Alyssa
Station 4: 3D Printing with Mari and Kristen
Station 5: Sewing Bean Bags with Amana and Meg