The mission of #TynkerChat: Are we adequately preparing students for an unknown future? Can we, through community and sharing, make this unknown “known?” Let us lift up the conversation about making sure that when our students enter the workforce- they have the skills to thrive.
#TynkerChat will be held every Monday, starting March 13th.
A1: We are state testing so April/May are unplugged lessons. We review or learn new coding and STEAM concepts. Today we made binary bracelets in 4th grade, 5th my robotic friends, 2nd and 3rd parts of the computer. So engaged. #tynkerchat
All digital devices are used during district-wide for state testing. No computers outside of testing rooms. I usually dread it, but this time it allows us to all be more creative, including the teachers. #tynkerchat
Q3: More integration in the classroom. I want my Ss to create projects for LA, SS, Science and for the classroom Ts to encourage these projects. Instead of dioramas and book reports, Ss should create in @gotynker#tynkerchat
A2: collaborative projects are exciting! I love giving my students longer projects that require more in depth collaboration and continuous analysis as we work towards a big goal such as a STEM night or student showcase. #TynkerChat
A3: I want to explore more of the STEM lessons in @gotynker that such amazing make cross-curricular connections. Time to elevate my Blue Ribbon status to a yr2 and get ready for next year's adventures in coding! #tynkerchat