Friday, March 31, 2017

Getting It Done

We are working building making.
Prizes?
It works.
Doing some math because I need it.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

The beat goes on.....

They have begun building, wiring, gluing, cutting and painting.  I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
A fair amount of ball tosses.
Working with Strippers
L brackets
Dewalt Yellow my favorite color
Things are coming together
Dress Formal

Monday, March 27, 2017

So It Begins....

Rambach's Arcade modeled off of Caine's Arcade has begun.  Kids are tasked with building a cardboard arcade game then they have to wire it.  So that when the game is won or lost the circuit is completed.
Donated Cardboard
Mr. Rambach I am using the Pythagorean theorem because I need it.
Smartphones have all kinds of uses.
The designing begins.
Some use paper
Some deep conversations.
I do not grade on artistic ability.

I Steal Everything

As we are diving into the arcade project.  I wanted to give kids a mini lesson on easy and less wasteful ways to attach cardboard.  I have seen a poster on twitter and in person and on social media from several of my peeps in my PLN.  So Ms. Semar and I set out to make our own.
She has better handwriting than I do.
Glueing the pieces.
Our 3D poster.  Shrimp Tacos are good.

Monday, March 13, 2017

My Dream Career or Give Them an Audience

Students in Dr. Rachal's Social Studies class picked their dream career and then researched it.  Once researched Dr. Rachal invited parents and community members so students could share.
#letthemtalk
This is what I found.
Looking the part.
A crowd
A great day for all.

Taters!

I bought one of those variety packs of potatoes at Sam's and so I had a student who wanted to plant them.
Hoeing
Planting
Watering

Friday, March 10, 2017

Animating a Law

I asked students to animate Newton's 3rd Law.  Here are some examples.

video


https://goo.gl/GTZY6R
This one is only made from google Slides.


video


https://goo.gl/miFhT4

Another one.

Getting Animated

I assigned a project where students have to animate Newton's 3rd law.  They could use stop motion, timelapse, slow motion, google slides, or anything else that they wanted.
An accident waiting to happen.
The set up
An example of google slides.
8th graders playing with clay?
Slides
Whiteboard thumbs up.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sea Perch Competition

For the last couple Month's Mr. Hayes and I have run an afterschool club where student designed and created an underwater ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle).  One team was second in the competition.
The Group
Thinking
Testing
When things break you fix it.
The obstacle course.