After learning about how computers store data and communicate students began programming an game in Tynker. This game Required an alien to tap other aliens falling on the screen to reward points for 30 seconds. At the end of the game points for displayed on the screen in a graph. Next students had plan and create their own reaction game as discussed in earlier in the unit as a way to help diagnose concussion patients. Students were for the partner to design their game and then he went above and beyond with adding extra elements to their project. They all really enjoyed testing out each other's games and providing feedback for how to improve their designs.
This is my tenth year teaching and my second with Ann Arbor Public Schools. I spent the first eight years of my teaching career as a K-8 technology teacher. I joined AAPS last year as a Media Specialist and I am thrilled to be a part of PLTW this year! In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, baking and spending time with family and friends!