Wednesday, April 22, 2015

April's Maker Club Projects

The members of Maker Club have been busy during the month of April!  I noticed that it has been a long time since I posted about Maker Club, so this is a long overdue update.

When students attend Maker Club, one of the only expectations is that they are working on their own creative projects.  Here are some examples of April's current projects:
Decorated boxes to hold art supplies
Lego robotics are always popular during Maker Club!
Computer coding with Scratch
Creating props for the middle school musical
Maker Club members made a sign to advertise the library's new magazine selection.
Probably the biggest project that Maker Club members have been working on is our project with the Robot Finches.  Pioneer Middle is participating in a Robot Finch Loan Program from BirdBrain Technologies.  Maker Club students have been learning how to program the finches and are working on a special project to showcase what they have learned.  I don't want to spoil the final surprise, but here are some pictures of the students at work:
Learning how to program the Robot Finches.
Brainstorming for the Robot Finch project.
The planning sheet for the Robot Finch project.
Check back soon to see what Maker Club is creating with the Robot Finches!

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