Summer Immersive 2018: Final Week Review
Today marked the end of this part of our OWL Scholars’ journey. However, today was just the end of the beginning. The kids learned and did so much this week through lessons in electronics and musical computing. Most importantly the kids displayed their knowledge of Tech and SDGs through their culmination projects. Details and photos are below.
Physical Computing & Electronics
This week, the kids built on their Python programming knowledge with electronics. The kids used the proto-boards they installed at the end of last week to create simple LED circuits. Their prototype electronics joined various components on a breadboard. The kids learned general electronics knowledge like how electricity flows through electronic components and how the flow is controlled with resistors. Finally, they used Python to control their electronics.
The kids got to explore electronics more when they installed and programmed speakers in their computers. The kids used the programming language Sonic Pi and applied their general programming knowledge to create music. The applied their knowledge of loops and joined samples, cords, and notes to compose original music.
The kids spent most of the week working on their culmination projects. Each project combined some of their technology knowledge with at least one of their favorite SDGs. Some kids coded textual guessing games with questions about the SDGs. Others coded multimedia websites with information about the SDGs. At the end f the week each kid demonstrated their creations to an audience of parents, and detailed the technology they used to create their projects. Photos of the presentations and the summer graduation ceremony are below.
It’s been an exceptional summer and this were an exceptional group of kids to work with. We are looking forward to the fall when they’ll join the kids from earlier years in our school year program. 🙂