Thursday, 17 September 2015 View this post on Instagram We modified the tubulum to be drum-like and vastly improved the sound! J was super helpful in finishing an idea started by other students in class. #teach180 #180blog A post shared by Megan Hayes-Golding (@megtheteach) on Sep 17, 2015 at 6:14pm PDT via IFTTT Spent a […]
Tuesday, 2 September 2014 Students had to submit a video or writeup on Friday that showed the results of their prototyping with a musical instrument. I gave the kids several discussion prompts and stressed that I wanted videos to resemble a casual discussion between student and teacher. Several kids did a wonderful job — pictured here is […]
Monday, 30 September 2013 The kids brought in their final instruments today. I was in awe of the quality this year. For some reason, none of the wind instruments were out in my room when I made rounds with the camera. More instrument photos to come!
I haven’t doted enough on 6th period. This class is ah-ma-zing — always inquisitive and up for any inquiry I throw their way. So today I introduced the biggest part of our unit on sound — the musical instruments project. Students will work in pairs to build a wind or stringed instrument so they can […]
Wednesday, 16 March 2017 Today was opening day for the school STEAM show. I contributed work from students on the following projects: Pinhole Photography (Physics) Musical Instruments (Physics) LED arrays (JanTerm) Repurposed material lamps (JanTerm) View this post on Instagram LED array, built by makers in my JanTerm, and fresh out of the STEAM show. […]
Friday, 14 October 2016 I got a little underwater the last month and didn’t post a single picture. Here are a selection from Day 20 through Day 44 of school. A few highlights: students trying to convert metric units via King Henry Died By Drinking Chocolate Milk but not knowing what to do when they […]
Friday, 9 September 2016 I spent about twice the time I planned building instruments this week. Ugh, I hate running behind. But I knew it was the right choice in the last half of 6th period when I realized every group had a working instrument. A highlight was one kid realizing that halving the length of a string sent […]
Thursday, 8 September 2016 Today in my classroom: Cheerleaders used power tools, kids tested their high-frequency hearing, and exactly zero blood was drawn. With the amount of power tool training I’ve done in the past week, you’d think our school’s name was W. Paces Ferry Trade School. Today is the day I learned about the Sharpie […]
Friday, 25 September 2015 All my kids presented their instruments. Here’s B playing the guitar he and R built: There’s a longer writeup on my full-size blog about these instruments and a possible alternative assignment for next year.
Monday, 29 September 2014 Struggle of the day: sighting the reflected ray of light from an image in a flat mirror. Here are the ways I’ve seen it done wrong: Points the tip of ruler at the image rather than the entire edge of the ruler. Points the other tip of ruler at the image of […]