TTM Collaborative

The Next Tech Monsters Session Begins

We have just begun The Tech Monsters next session with a new group of very excited students. Based on feedback from students and facilitators we removed our front loaded Vocabulary Lab and split it up into bite sized chunks. We decided to try a new approach with demonstrating the systems so that the students were quickly able to visualise their goals during the next 7 weeks.

The changes we made included moving the Monstrarium construction to the first Lab in an attempt to crystallize their understanding of what our goals were. In addition, we provided a demonstration of our lab stations taking temperature and light readings.

The Tech Monsters Lab

Our current Lab Stations look like this.

During the course of their first lab, the students expressed excitement for both the electronics and biology aspects of their experience. We attempted to weave vocabulary into the group conversation as we demonstrated the capturing of data from our system. This proved unnecessarily difficult due to some printing issues preventing us from using our prepared materials as visual aids. Luckily the issue was resolved and will no longer be an issue.

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