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Friday, April 19, 2019

Robotics in the Middle School

Learning how to code - and understand the relationship between software and hardware. This is where Digital connects with Analog!




Thursday, April 11, 2019

Science Knight Work in the Maker Space

Students are spending days working in the Maker Space using every tool from the Glowforge (Laser Cutter) to old fashioned hand drills ... Come and visit next week to see the final results! Measure twice, cut once.  Also a good example of a lamp designed and cut on the laser cutter.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Using the Cricut Vinyl Cutter

Upper School art teacher Nicole Stone offered a workshop during ecobash to help students create vinyl stickers for their reusable water bottles. A lot of water bottles look alike, so she thought students might enjoy the chance to personalize them with a sticker.

Ms. Stone went to a workshop at MIT last fall that helped her learn how to use the vinyl cutter. This one is a "cricut" model, and can cut a variety of materials. The computer interface is very user-friendly.


Scratch

Middle School math teacher Camilla Lau brought the Scratch programming interface into her curriculum this year by way of a launch grant. Following a unit on polynomials, her students created games in scratch to quiz a user to find two integers when given their sum and product. Here Ms. Lau is explaining her launch grant process to colleagues, which is part of the format of the grant.