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Dec 19, 2011

Thesis Proposal: Fall 2011

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Nov 24, 2011

Revised Thesis Statement + To Do List

STEAM-inspired, modular middle school curriculum designed to facilitate learning and empower teaching of abstract computational and electrical concepts through the personal fabrication of a physical, computationally-enhanced toolkit using alternative, “soft” materials.

I feel revitalized after some of the key decisions I have recently made based on the feedback I have been receiving and feel very confident in my direction and the scope of my work moving forward. Here is a deliverables list for thesis proposal. I would like to have completed drafts of the following: Anything with a ** will probably just be an unfinished outline/template.

Each stage of the process, i.e. lots o little paper boxes

(0) Outline of Computational Thinking skills
(1) Overview diagram to outline structure + refining stages (adding, dropping, changing names, etc)
(2) Essential Questions/Enduring Understandings
(3) Assessment rubric
(4) Diagram with Standards Alignment
(5) Individual lesson outline**
(6) Step by step documentation of lessons**
(7) Materials overview and list

Nov 22, 2011

Feedback: Technical Module

The most important takeaway from this presentation and critique is nailing down who it is for (teacher or student), where it will be implemented (in school or after school) – these are crucial questions I did not answer in this presentation, and Ryan’s critique made me realize that I needed to return to these as I move forward with my proposal. I believe his specific words were “those are key decisions that you’ll have to make that will have a big impact on what your project is.”

Here’s upshot: Continue reading »

Oct 2, 2011

Concept Diagram

v1. Develop and construct a modular paper-based toolkit to teach basic electrical concepts and interface design.

v2. Develop and construct a modular toolkit using paper, everyday objects, and conductive materials to teach basic electrical concepts and interface design.