The class has enjoyed doing some hands-on testing of these materials and we will finalize exactly how they will be presented and managed in our mini-museum. We know that the TECH TOWN room (one of three classrooms we will be using) will house the LittleBits station, the Cubelets station, and the Osmo iPad station. At least two 5th graders will be monitors at each station at all times, so that they can demonstrate use of these tech tools, and also to assure proper handling by our 4th grade visitors.
We've had discussion about the third room in our museum, PUZZLE PARLOR, and are now considering having many more types of puzzles available to the visitors, rather than just three stations. Some students have written their own logic puzzles, and we thought it would be fun to blow these up and laminate to make giant wall puzzles! We may allow more freedom of movement in this room, rather than rotating students from station to station, as we plan to in the TECH TOWN area. The puzzles we will showcase all involve logical thinking and/or visual-spatial thinking. This week, we will discuss how to be a "station master" or docent in this room. The students may be tempted to work the puzzles for visitors, rather than explain how to work the puzzles!