Spring Session Begins in AT&T Classroom
Our final spring session in the AT&T Classroom is underway. Kindergarteners from Kent State University’s Child Development Center are in the AT&T Classroom each morning with their teachers Nancy Condit and Alisa Hubner. Over the next six weeks, the children will be engaged in the engineering design process to create and build with a variety of tools and materials. During their first week, the children used Lego Digital Designer to build digital Lego structures. They have also been brainstorming about robots and created their own version of a robot using KidPix software. Next week the children will begin to experiment with the Lego WeDo Robotics system. Stay tuned for postings of the childrens’ progress and creations.
Echo Hills third graders (Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools) returned with their teacher Jamie Delorenzo. During their first week, the students have been using a variety of digital tools to explore specific mathematical concepts such as symmetry, angles, and 2-D shapes. Students explored the concept of symmetry using online resources at Symmetry Sort. Using an Interactive Geoboard, the students studied three line types. At the end of the week, the students created a Polygon Robot using SMART Notebook software. Across the six weeks, students will be working in "Flip Review Groups" in which they will use the Flip video cameras to create a video clip about what they learn each day. The videos will be compiled using Windows Movie Maker to provide a review tutorial of the unit concepts.