Sep 25, 2017

September 26, 2017 Agenda

We're back! What great things will we discover this year?

Our schedule for the year. Join our Remind for weekly reminders.

Upcoming events that we will lead or support. This may change as the year progresses.

Club t-shirts will be paid for by club dues (see above photo). Shirts are to be worn whenever you are representing Media Medics. Order will go in next week -- place your order on this form by next meeting.

Would't it be great if SMS had a 3D printer? Let's brainstorm how we can help make that happen.

Who would you like to learn from? Let's consider possible guest speakers, Skype chats, or other industry connections.

Let's discuss what we want to do this year. Some suggestions for teams:
  • Coding: Hour of Code is coming... let's be ready to support activities during advisory.
  • Esports: If we can't find another school to dominate in Rocket League, we'll play against one another.
  • Explorers: Experiment with new edtech tools, help Mrs. Bond share the best finds with teachers.
  • Robotics: There is a competition coming -- we can use Sphero or Lego Mindstorm.
  • Support: Learn about school tech and be able to help your teachers and classmates.
  • Video: Develop and create videos to share with the school community. (Have an idea for something we can do at the elementary school.) There is also a video contest coming this winter -- it ends with a red carpet and viewing party!
  • Website: Continue with the blog format, go with Google Sites, or build our own?
  • Anything else? This is your club -- what would you like to accomplish this year?

There is one advisor and a lot of you. Team leaders will be appointed to support team members, begin researching questions, and communicate team needs to Mrs. Bond. This can be a great opportunity for students seeking leadership experience. This is not a chance to be bossy. :)

Jul 20, 2017

Sphero Battlebots?!

Happy Summer!

Although our club is enjoying summer break, that doesn't mean our exploring has to stop.  Media Medics... does this look like something we could do with our Sphero? What tools or materials will we need? What would the competition look like?

Jan 22, 2017

January 24, 2017 Agenda

Today's goals are simple:

  • Make progress on your Digital Learning Day tutorial.
  • Spend some time working on your personal project.

Chromebooks will be available for those who plan to experiment with the Sphero robots.

Jan 8, 2017

January 10, 2017 Agenda

On the agenda:
  • Digital Learning Day: Let's teach the teachers
    • Topics and teams must be submitted to Mrs. Bond by end of meeting
  • Personal projects

SPRK Lightning Lab app:

Accounts have been created in SPRK Lighting Lab for all Media Medics. The login and password are the same as your district account. You may use your personal device; keep in mind that school tech rules are in effect.

Dec 23, 2016

Happy Holidays

Have a wonderful winter break, see you next year!

Dec 13, 2016

December 13, 2016 Agenda

On the agenda:
  • Old Business:
  • New Business:
    • Viewing of First Tech Tip Video Series
    • Possible expansion of Video Team goals
    • Fundraising (video camera, maker parts/tools)
    • Buildtak 3D Design Challenge (see below for details)
  • Projects (everyone submits a Project Update today): 
    • Stinger Tech Site (Student tech support Form; Common help topics?)
    • Video Team (what next?)
    • Digital Learning Day (explore new edtech)
    • Buildtak 3D Design Challenge (try Tinkercad, see below)
  • Attendance (use the MM Attendance link on our site)
    • Secondary question asks for your thoughts on fundraising

Buildtak 3D Design Challenge
This year’s theme is spaceships! You are challenged to design a 3D model of any type of spaceship your creativity and imagination can conjure up!

Using any 3D design software create an object that can be 3D printed. You don’t need a 3D printer to participate. Submissions will be accepted between now and April 1, 2017. Prizes TBD. Designs should be printable using PLA or ABS plastic and fit into a box no bigger than 5.5 inches on each side. Designs must be original.
Great tool to use: Tinkercad
Create an account with your gtsd credentials.
Class code: 23BNGSD5