Here you find materials that will help you work collaboratively, and involve others in your ideas and creations.
The children researched, analysed and identified a waste challenge in their school, connected to the theme Nature and environment. They then developed ideas to solve the issues they found. They worked with recycling material and combined it with LEGO WeDo robots.
Using nature as a model, the children develop robots using waste (upcycling).
WEARABL-E: open lab introduces the participants into the world of wearable technology and e-textiles: history, art projects, application in sports, medicine and entertainment industry etc. During the eight introductory workshops the participants reproduce eight DIY wearable prototypes which introduce different techniques, electronics, possible uses, materials, and tools. The participants explore the electrical properties of materials, traditional and contemporary craft techniques while building electronics that emphasize materiality and process.
The workshop aimed for combining maker skills with social entrepreneurship. Making was centred around physical computing skills as well as prototyping first solutions. Most of the kids have an emotional link with issues in their environment thus it is a great way to get them into first programming, linking to entrepreneurship, environmental thinking and societal responsibility in a compelling way.
The Jam session is an activity to generate quick ideas to a specific problem. Propose as many ideas as possible to solve the problem, share them with your colleagues and choose the one that will be developed in the next phase.
In order to guide the teams from an idea finding phase into a phase of practical work, a Kanban board helps. The three to-do lists (TO DO - DOING - DONE) help the children organize themselves.
In order to make the statements of the children and their prototypes even stronger and to underpin the functional ideas with factual knowledge, a tablet really is a great way. The really is a small in-depth learning journey that includes topics such as plastic waste, pollution of the oceans, recycling and climate change.