Day 2: Getting the Slinkys Out

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

So yesterday was the first day of school which consisted of 35 minute classes, a pep rally, and picnic lunch. I didn’t take a single picture all day long.

Today was better (from a documentation standpoint).

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Beginning of year 5 in this place and year 13 overall.

Before I taught any kids, I had the chance to work with my daughter and a friend (both students at Georgia Tech) on an Arduino project that I may use in my JanTerm Maker class. It’s an LED cube like this:

We got one cube assembled and tested in a little over an hour. I’m excited to get the Arduino circuit hooked up tomorrow.

Last year’s electronics/Arduino project was over their heads, so I’ve been searching for a better option. So far, this looks like a great replacement for the 9th and 10th graders to build.

Then some kids showed up for class.

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Finally, I assigned some reading from Physics Classroom for homework. I stressed that they’re to read and answer a few conceptual questions in no more than half an hour. Fingers crossed that my new homework system works out.

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