Making that Matters: Projects for the Real World and Real Audiences

Thank you for joining us at the 2017 ETT Summit. Below you will find links to many of the resources we have used in planning the project including the session slides, a suggested reading list, and planning resources to help implement these projects in your classroom. Feel free to follow-up with us via email or on social media if you have any questions.

Dave Quinn (dquinn@mursd.org org / @EduQuinn on Twitter)

Alice Gentili (agentili@mursd.org / @MonaLisaLvsHeah on Twitter)

Katie Cardamone (kcardamone@mursd.org / @SraCardamone on Twitter)

Session Slides:

Please note this slide deck is slightly different from the slides presented at the session. “LiveSlides” Twitter links are not available on this deck, and we removed the high altitude balloon launch video as well.

EdThought Reading List:

  1. The Connected Learning Report
  2. Zhao’s World Class Learners
  3. Papert’s The Children’s Machine
  4. Dewey’s “Democracy & Education” & “Experience & Education”
  5. Resnick’s Lifelong Kindergarten Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play  & “Rigor & Whimsy”
  6. Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience

Maker Project Resources:

High Altitude Balloon Launch

This blog provides a comprehensive overview of the project including resources outlining how to “launch” a weather balloon/ PongSat project in your class. The “tutorials” section of the Global Space Balloon Challenge is also instrumental in preparation for this project. You can also watch the NECN piece about the project by clicking here.

Composting Project

The compost project is an evolving endeavor in conjunction with our parent partner, Mr. Atakan Kadi. Readers can find a general overview of the inspiration project here. A more detailed description of the project can be found here.  We made some modifications the project using an inflatable bounce house blower, a Waste Mangement dumpster bag, a 30ft of Corex drain piles, and a Raspberry Pi. If interested in replicating this project, please reach out to Dave Quinn via email.

Virtual Exchange Project

Below find the full-length videos from both the Memorial Elementary School in Upton and the Santa Theresa School in San Sebastian Spain.

Game Makers Project

The slides below provide an overview of the Game Makers project presented by Alice Gentili. Participants are encouraged to use the slides for inspiration and re-design the project so that it is unique to their students and their school context.

2017 EdTech Teacher Summit Resources

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