TTM Collaborative

Creating A Common Vocabulary

The Plan

We have just started a new session with a new group of students. For our first week we wanted to go over the syllabus and tech-dictionary to give the students a better understanding of the material they will encounter. We especially wanted to emphasize the use of nouns (like microcontroller) over pronouns (like thing) so that we could all communicate more effectively using a common vocabulary.

 

What Actually Happened

We were able to present the syllabus and tech-dictionary with time for questions. We asked the students why they signed up for this enrichment class. Some of the students were especially interested in the aquarium aspects, others were interested in building circuits, still others signed up because they wanted to build a tiny computer. Overall, the students seemed engaged and interested in the material, and were excited for the upcoming weeks.

Nuts and Bolts