Our latest foray into WMS’s MakerSpace was not only festive fun for the upcoming Halloween holiday but also in support of next week’s school-wide celebration of Red Ribbon Week. The theme of the week is “Say Boo to Drugs”, so we took that theme to the MakerSpace with a frightful challenge for our 6th grade innovators.
- Create a free-standing monster
- Must use at least 3 different elements from the MakerSpace
- Challenge: some part of it must move!
Wow, what an awesome day yesterday! In addition to all the great 21st century teaching and learning that happens on a daily basis at Wissahickon Middle School, yesterday was a day for global connections, innovation, creativity and making.
The day started with a 6th grade teacher conducting her first every Mystery Skype with another class from Georgia who also experienced their first Mystery Skype. Mystery Skype is a 20-questions type guessing game played by both classes to figure out where the other class is geographically. … Visit the author's original post
The Wissahickon Middle School student technology team, The Tech Squad, was started on a trial basis in the spring of 2015 with about 10 hand-selected students. This group of students met a few times during the spring and we established some baseline expectations for the team but the overarching raison d’etre of this group of students is to provide just-in-time, “first line of defense” technical support in the classroom so that their fellow students do not need to leave the class to go to the Technology Office. … Visit the author's original post