Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Awesome Automata!

Believe it or not, this is the fourth week of summer camp! I have been following every day. I don't always make the projects, but I am taking notes for future tinkering.  Today's project was making a mechanical moving toy, an automata.
Speaking of Tinkering, I am also enrolled in a Coursera course called "Tinkering Foundamentals". Today I am going to try soldering circuits. This is a free MOOC class put on by the Exploritorium in San Francisco. Very enjoyable. 
Oh, I forgot I also just started a Social Media course. 
I really enjoy participating in these classes. Not only do they peak my interest but I will hopefully find some activities to do with students this year. 
I did just realize that August starts on Saturday so that means lots of prep to get ready for the start of classes.....yikes. So much to do, so little time.


  1. Summer is going fast! I can say I remember the August prep squeeze - but I don't miss it. What Social Media course are you taking?

    1. It is one put on by our (Michigan's) Trig Grant. The course is a blended learning experience about an Introduction to using Social Media by Educators. I am not taking it for credit just for info to use when training new teachers. So far, not much new info.