In was an amazing time to see how the students showed their skills in Digital Literacy through creative play during the 2018 Makers’ Fest.
The Ribbon Cutting ceremony was graced by Chinese International School Manila President and Chief Executive Officer, Founder, Ms. Felicia Atienza; Head of Schools,
Mr. Timothy Boulton and the Student Council President.
The Grade 4 students brought their guests to different parts of the world, and even to outer space with the use of Green Screen.
Our Grade 5 students amazed the booth goers with their skills in Scratch and Makey-Makey. Various games were created based on different subjects such as Math, English, P.E., and Mandarin.
This year, for Middle School and High School levels, those enrolled in our Elective classes got the chance to participate in Makers’ Fest. There were two classes then. One was Virtual reality, which used the CoSpaces platform while the other one was Robotics which used LEGO Mindstorms NXT.
Based on the CoSpaces website, “it is an intuitive educational technology enabling students and teachers to easily build their own 3D creations, animate them with code and explore them in Virtual reality.”
Students created a maze game based on their chosen theme such as Harry Potter’s Quidditch, Donkey Kong and Jumanji. Here are some of their creations:
The next feature in the Makers Fest is the use of the LEGO Mindstorm NXT which has a programmable brick, sensors, LEGO elements, and so much more. This engaged the students in Computer Science, Math, Technology and Engineering.
The Robotics students solved the Trash Trek missions, putting their creative solutions and Robotics skills to the test. Using LEGO Mindstorms NXT, the students solved Mission 05 Careers, M07 Cleanup, M10 Demolition, M09 Salvage, and M11 Purchasing Decisions.
The other class focused on basic challenges, movements and builds.
We hope you enjoyed our blog and please stay tuned for the next Makers’ Fest in 2019!
“Go and love someone exactly as they are. And then watch how quickly they transform into the greatest, truest version of themselves. When one feels seen and appreciated in their own essence, one is instantly empowered.” – Wes Angelozzi
In Digital Literacy and Elective classes, we interrupted our usual classes to give way to Kindness topic. Why? Because kindness fuels creativity. Kindness move people to do their share of the load. Kindness equips people to forgive. Kindness gives people a chance and hope for the future.
To emphasize this, students were tasked to create Pro-Kindess posters using the attractive templates in Canva. They were challenged to come up with little doable acts of kindness. Here are some of their wonderful designs:
They say that you can not give what you do not have. Therefore, we had an activity wherein each student will sit on the special chair and receive compliments from his or her classmates. It was wonderful to see them complimenting each other and encouraging one another. One even created a poem about his fondness of his classmate.
Here are some of the photos:
To compliment the kindness topic, the students watched the Pep Talk from the Kid President. Here it is.
Sometimes, we all need to be reminded of the heroes inside us. A tap on the back or a word of encouragement will go a long way. So go ahead, give that smile and make someone’s day!
“Bring ideas in and entertain them royally, for one of them may be the king.”
- Mark Van Doren
I am thrilled to share the wonderful 3D spaces and content creations of our Middle school students.
Just in time for the celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday last March 4, pages of his books came to life as students designed their virtual reality environments using CoSpaces. “CoSpaces, as described in their website, is an intuitive educational technology for students to create anything in 3D, learn to code while having fun, and connect with the curriculum.”
In this activity, the students were asked to choose a page from the creations of Dr. Seuss and design its virtual environment. The students had the opportunity to familiarize themselves with customizing objects, using flexible shapes and adding various environments. With this, they learned how to manipulate the various characters and objects to re-create a scene in the story.
Here are some of their wonderful virtual environments:
“In a people house” by Dr. Seuss writing as Theo LeSieg illustrated by Roy McKie
“I had trouble in getting to Solla Sollew” by Dr. Seuss
This is for you Dr. Seuss, Happy 114th Birthday!