There has been a real buzz around school as the children have worked hard to develop their learning powers of curiosity, creativity and problem solving (CCP). The first challenge set, Epic Identity, which is all about wearable technology, has really caught the imagination.
Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 loved finding out about superheroes and built some impressive prototypes of wearable devices, using circuits which included fans and buzzers. In Year 3, students discovered how to use Micro:bits and collected data using smart watches. In Year 4, the students made gloves with conductive thread and tested their capabilities. Year 5 students, inspired by the Singapore flying man (click here to watch), built mini drones and then programmed them. In Year 6, inspired by google glass, the students built prototypes of glasses with circuits that contained LEDs. Our Year 9s also experienced a tremendous day of learning and shared their innovative wearable devices with our Year 5s.
We are fortunate to have a number of parents who offered to assist us with our challenge and we are grateful to Shweta Agarwala for inspiring our Year 9s with a fascinating talk about wearable technology, Brendon Chase for running a Design and Build workshop with 2RB, Simon Wise for sharing his expertise with 1SG and NFD and Simon Van Oortmerssen for talking to our Year 5s, about his smart watch data and how he uses it to enhance his performance.
We are already excited about next term’s STEAM challenge…Super Natural, which is about animal adaptions!
DCIS STEAM Leader