Tomorrow (May 5) the registration for the 2014 FIRST LEGO League (FLL) challenge kicks off. In this year's season children between the ages of 9-14 will explore how we learn and, more specifically, how we will learn in the future. Tomorrow's registration kick off is really only a sort of soft start of this year's FLL season allowing teams to start to get organized. The actual FLL challenge will not be revealed until August 26. Our in house team The STEAMpunks are patiently binding their time with their count down timer.
In the mean time, however, here is a teaser of what's to come.
I am probably the only one noticing this, but the flavour music in the teaser is a perfect soundtrack for The STEAMpunks FLL team. This promises to be a tremendously exciting FLL season and I and am my emerging team are really looking forward to getting started. How much time before the challenge is released? Check for yourself.
Brace yourself for WORLD CLASS - the future of learning is today!
Science classrooms are unique learning environments unlike any other classrooms. As a matter of fact, some things only happen in science classrooms. Here is a collection of event that happened in my own science classroom over the last school year. It's a growing list, so check back for updates.
Report from yours truly live-tweeting and navigating the melee at GETCA 2015 (Annual Greater Edmonton Teachers' Conference).
Can a pencil be more than just your average run of the mill pencil? The legendary Palomino Blackwing Pearl can take a student or teacher's writing to new heights. We have taken a batch of the Pearls for a spin and are blown away by how much writing and sketching can be transformed by this unassuming pencil.
Dr. Pineda's Classroom is going YouTube with the release of its first screencast on the exciting topic of calculating percents. Only time will tell if this is the start of something big and shiny or just a passing fad.
After several weeks working on setting up habitats for new classroom animals the big day finally arrived. The newest addition to our classroom include aquatic denizens in our new aquarium and a teenage bearded dragon with lots of attitude and no table manners.