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Communication Box project by ISKK PYP Students

In Venus class, we worked  on designing and building a communication box for ISKK during our first term. The students decided to make small size sculptures of themselves and combine it with a purposeful communication box  design for the whole school.  First we started with brainstorming about how it would look like. We followed by creating dotted patterned designs for some parts of the box as a part of the Dot Day on September 15 and lastly this week we put together all our creations together. Please have a look at what we have been doing for the past weeks in the below slideshow.

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Maker Faire comes to Zurich

Maker Faire comes to Zurich
September 17-18, 2016, 10am – 6pm at Dynamo, Wasserwerkstrasse 21

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Maker Faire is a family-friendly festival for digital crafts and new technologies, with a focus on making, learning and sharing – exhibition, workshops, talks and fun!

3D-Printing • Laser-Cutting • Microcomputers • Internet of Things • Hacks • DIY • Electronics • Soldering • Knitting • Wearables • Open Source Hardware • Open Data • Steam Punk • Serigraphy • Robots • Drones • Minecraft

Info for visitors and makers: www.makerfairezurich.ch

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A week @ Makerkids

Summer is a great time for professional development for me. I like spending a couple days or sometimes weeks focusing on concepts that I am interested in without trying to fit it into my daily schedule of work. Last summer I spent a couple of days attending the ISTE conference and this year it was a week in a makerspace. A very special one actually, a makerspace designed for kids only! I spent a week in Toronto at Makerkids, one and only makerspace for kids.

It was a great opportunity, to be able to spend quality time being a part of a makerspace. I was also very lucky because the week I spent there was the week of a sampler summer camp. Each day the kids had the opportunity to dig into a different subject. Monday was Robots, Tuesday 3D Printing, Wednesday Minecraft, Thursday Rube Goldberg Machines and Friday was Video Production.

 

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