English Landing received a $2000 grant from Target in the fall of 2014. We used the grant to purchase creation materials: Legos, K'Nex, Lincoln Logs, and consumable creative materials. All students in the school have an opportunity to spend time creating and collaborating.
In December, 2014, we received a $500 grant from the Brandon McPherson Memorial Foundation. So far, we have purchased 2 Osmos, 2 MakeyMakeys, and 1 Sphero for students to use to create. In January, 2015, English Landing received an additional $1000 grant from Target and a $200 grant from the Greater Kansas City MSTA Chapter.
In the fall of 2015 we received a $3,000 donation from a community partner of the Park Hill School District. This funding was used to create a fully functioning robotics program for our second grade students. The robotics include, Sphero, Dot and Dash, Ozobots, and Lego We Do. Thank you!
This fall, we received an additional 4 Makey Makey, 2 Snap Circuits, 4 iPad Airs, and 2 Little Bits STEAM sets. Thank you! We are also beginning a Take Apart location in the media center. We welcome any donations of mechanical items that no longer work. We would love to take them apart, and figure out how they all work!
Resources to help you with the Makey Makey:
Quick Start Guide
Makey Makey Gallery
What is an Osmo?
What is a Sphero?
Learn to create code with Turtle Art
Turtle Art Tutorial
Code.org is a good starting site for coding. There are videos and courses on the site.
BotLogic: Create your own code to get the robot to their location.
This Google App allows you to create and share online drawings.
Another Google App that allows you to create drawings. This is an easy-to-use app.
| Origami Player
Get a square piece of paper, follow the directions, and create your own piece of origami art.
Create an avatar to add meaning to your projects.
Use this app for lots of new and improved Power Point slides. Just make sure that you give Slide Carnival credit in your presentation.
Need an idea to get started:
Built By Kids-DIY Projects
Instructables-Explore, Document, and Share Projects
Looledo-extraordinary projects from ordinary things
PBSKids Design Squad-Engineering and Science Activities
Spark! Lab-Activities and Experiments
Learn Sparkfun-Tutorials for Creating
Tinkerlab-Creative Experiments for Makers & Tinkerers
The Tinkering Studio-Science, art, tech, & great ideas
Make To Learn-Bringing DYI and Education Together