Word Coding

In this activity, students use N(orth), S(outh), E(ast) and W(est) arrows to spell words off a letter grid.

For example, “JUMP” is E, E, E, S.

 

In this example, “ABOVE” is S, S, E, S, E

 

After doing several examples, give students a code (e.g., S, S, E, S, E) and let them figure out what word it spells!

Remember to specify the starting box (which is typically the upper left-most cell — like in a spreadsheet)

Zzzapped Out

Before augmented reality. Before virtual reality. Back in the day when software came on CD-ROMs in binders, the Edmark company released several science titles. Unlike their software marketed to younger children (e.g., with cartoons and talking animals), these titles were sophisticated simulations. I discovered a classroom set of “virtual labs: electricity” (note the ‘laid-back’ lower case title on the cover of the binder).

The program needed 16 MB of RAM to run and Netscape 3.0. ~ sigh ~ The salad days of the Internet.

Messy lab

Here is another computer lab. Can you spy the teacher?

Another view, another lab

The view from the computer lab

Sanford and Son?

You be the judge!

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Maker Space at 811Q

Teacher Mark T in his machine workshop at 811Q

Computer Lab Panorama

Panorama

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Donors Chose 369K

369K teacher John G had his students create proposals for technology supplies via the Donors Choose website. Here are some student examples.

BTW: They won almost every item for which they applied.

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