On Wednesday morning, we did technology rotations where we moved around the four year-6 classes. First, we went to LA9 to use the Makey Makey’s. You can do different things with the Makey Makey such as create a potato drum or a Play-Doh gamepad. I enjoyed using play-doh to make a gamepad for Tetris.
Next, we went to LA11 to use the electronic snap kits. You can use the kits to turn on a light-bulb, turn on a fan or play a sound using blocks that can snap together. I enjoyed working with Mason to build a circuit that makes a speaker play the sound of an ambulance siren.
Afterwards, we went to LA12 to use the Edison Robots. The Edisons worked by scanning a barcode and then doing different things, like following a line or moving when it hears clapping. My favourite part of it was making the robots do sumo-wrestling. We put them in a square set with black tape and they would try to push each other out.
Finally, we went to LA10 to use the Lego WeDo’s. You use Lego bricks to build a robot or machine with instructions from the iPad. Then, we used the iPad to program the robot. I enjoyed building a rover with light sensors with Ashley.
Last but not least, in Miss Mckey’s class, we learned how to make an actual circuit using a box full of different materials to make a circuit.