Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Use Moonshot Thinking to Inspire Your School

Looking for a video to share with your teachers, staff or students to inspire and motivate them next year?

You just found it:

Moonshot Thinking: Choosing to be bothered by the fact that something is thought of as impossible.

James Sanders (@jamestsanders) shared this with us at the Google Teacher Academy in Chicago. I really connected with the video and wanted to share it with others. Enjoy.

Here is a bonus video, because I like you.

The Future is Ours on Vimeo

Imagine the future as a movie, consider this a trailer to that movie.
Created to inspire by Michael Marantz: - 
Produced by Already Alive

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Winners of the 5th Grade Code In Project

Mr. Filsinger's 5th grade class did an #eduawesome job this year creating computer games with the Hopscotch App on their iPads.  All students did an excellent job learning to code, some of the favorites are listed below.  Please take a look and leave positive comments for the students. You can read more about the 5th Grade Code In Project on my previous blog posts: My 5th Grade Code In Project and 5th Graders Build Games with the Hopscotch App

Interacting with the App developers: 

Students loved sharing their work with the world being able to connect with the developers when we encountered a bug in the app.

One student's reflection:  Using Hopscotch was hard at first, but now I figured it out and I think I'm ready for something even harder.

I told the students about SCRATCH so they could continue to experiment with coding.

The Winners:

Most Creative - Math Construction Game

Most Technical - Car Quiz

Student Favorite - American Flag

Students spent a lot of time experimenting and learning 
as evident with this video - Triangles 

Another Creative Student Entry - Rocket Math