Monthly Archives: September 2011

Case Study Starts in Earnest

It rained yesterday so I had indoor recess duty with the kindergarten students.  The current K class will be my case study class.  I have 2 students, who are twins, as case study kids and will be looking for some … Continue reading

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Cool Example of Spontaneous Engineering

A first grade girl showed me a computer she had made out of paper yesterday.  I am trying to keep an eye out for examples of spontaneous engineering that young children engage in.  I asked her if I could copy … Continue reading

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Grade 5 Curriculum Map Added to Resources Page

I added the curriculum map for our grade 5 NXT robotics unit to the Resources page. Any auxiliary files can be found in the zip file at the end of the page

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Case Study Begins

I happened to have indoor recess duty and was up with my planned case study kindergarten classes.  I have not had much time to observe them yet and have only had them once so far for computer lab.  But I … Continue reading

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Idea for Yearly Case Study Project

I thought of the idea of building a bridge as a way to see progress in K-6 engineering (and beyond) over time. A bridge could be static or dynamic (drawbridge). So I am planning to give a choice of wooden … Continue reading

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Learning a New Task

My 5 year old son Aidan just learned to ride a bike. We noticed that there were 5 or so dimensions to learning to ride a bike:  steering, balance, braking, pedaling, and staying balanced when bragging to strangers on how … Continue reading

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