Gearing Up for a Great Year in Buildologie!
As an aside, I'm trying out the free newsletter resource, Smore. So far, it's super simple to use!
Starting the Year with a Mindstorm
SMP 5: Use appropriate tools strategically
SMP 7: Look for and make use of structure
Programming the Robot to Move
SMP 2: Reason abstractly and quantitatively
SMP 6: Attend to precision
Students are just finishing up their shape-tracing missions. Next up, they'll learn how to program a medium motor to lift the robot's arm. Once students can program large and medium motors, they will get started on their missions for this fall's showcase: Food Factor, which aligns with Benchmark Unit 3: "How do we choose which resources to cultivate?"
Heather will visit Buildologie classes to support mentors and teachers. She will also prepare rubrics and other materials, and continue to improve curriculum.