Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Friday, March 6, 2015
Girls Make IT Day Session 2
MAKE with CODE
March 24, 2015 8:30 - 2:30
Location: Generator 250 Main Street, Memorial Auditorium Annex, Burlington, Vermont
Bring a Team from YOUR School!
We're looking for three person teams comprised of two middle school girls and one educator/mentor who would like to learn to code e-Textile creations.
8:00 Registration & Tech Setup
8:30 Welcome and Share
9:00 Wire Your Flowers
9:30 Introduction to Arduino /Code Environment (Blink)
10:00 Sequences & Patterns
10:30 Functions & Methods
11:00 IF/ Then Statement ~ Fading Effects
11:30 FOR Loops - Cascading Lighting Effects
12:00 Lunch & Share ~ Bring a Bag Lunch
12:30 Connecting the Dots ~ Next Steps
1:00 Option 1: Start an Online Coding Class
Option 2: Project Time
2:00 Exit Card/ Reflection
This event has prerequisites and tiered tuition options. Space is limited.
See Website for details. wwwGirlsMakeIT.org/Session2
- Each member of the team must have at least a basic understanding of how LEDs and batteries can be used in crafts and e-Textile projects, as well as prior experience creating simple circuits. This experience can have been a school project using conductive material to create a circuit, an independent project, or a project from Girls Make IT Session 1.
- Grade 7-8 is preferred. Younger middle school girls with an aptitude for mathematics and interest in learning to code are welcomed, however.
- Each team should bring one Laptop with Arduino Software and Drivers installed. Make sure you have administrator access to install additional drivers if necessary. If you are unable to do this ahead of time, we can help you do this from 8 - 8:30 am.
Please follow instructions for both the Arduino software AND the FTDI drivers found here. https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/how-to-install-ftdi-drivers
- Each member should bring two flower models that they have created from origami or other craft materials prior to attending. There are many EASY origami flower tutorials online. Here are some suggestions for your flower models.MIT Coding Flower Garden.
You will use your flower models during the day to learn to code.
To keep the cost down, we have chosen the Bring Your Own Lunch format. Bring a bag lunch and a water bottle.
Choose from Tiered Tuition Options:
- Option 1 Make with Code: Tuition $5 per person ($15 per team)
Each participant learns to code and leaves with a new experience. Although you will need to return the Arduino at the end of the day, you will leave with a new understanding of coding and eTextiles and have been a part of creating an awesome collaborative flower garden that will be a traveling exhibits.
- Option 2 Make with Code Professional Development: Tuition & Take Home Kit ($80 per team)
This is the preferred option if you and your group plans to CONTINUE learning to Make With CODE beyond this event. This option provides the educator with one day of Professional development, tuition for two students, and includes supplies valued over $100 including but not limited to:
- EACH member for Option 2 will leave with one simple LilyPad per person incorporated into their take home project. https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10274
- EACH TEAM for Option 2 will leave with ONE Learn to Code with LilyPad Arduino Kit to be used in future coding /prototyping lessons that includes One cable https://www.sparkfun.com/products/10767 Arduino Development Board https://www.sparkfun.com/products/11262
Make Checks Payable to Generator
Generator 250 Main Street, Memorial Auditorium Annex, Burlington, Vermont
Participants will be invited to join us for additional workshops in the Circuits and Code Series (a combination of online and face-to-face learning opportunities geared toward learning more about circuits and coding).
For additional info:
Lucie deLaBruere firstname.lastname@example.org
Rachel Hopper at email@example.com
Rachel Hopper at firstname.lastname@example.org
802 557 0013
Registration and information at http://www.girlsmakeit.org/p/session2.html
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
It's always great when you get a message like this after a tech girls event.
Hi Lucie and Jill. I have followed through with my two tech prodigies. We met a few times over the past week to finish our book cover projects, and to smooth out our presentation to 12 students from their 7th grade team. I just wanted you to know that your outreach went even farther! The following three photos show our two girls leading a group activity to 12 other classmates. ~ Anne (Essex Middle School)
Of course I wrote back and said.. tell me more! Here is the rest of the story
Maya and Grace, 7th graders from the Phoenix team at Essex Middle School, participated in the Girls MakeIT workshop on January 30th at the Generator Space in Burlington.
The next week (Feb 2-6), Maya and Grace met to finish their book cover LED project and to plan a project to share with their class.
On February 10th, Maya and Grace modeled and presented the switch book project to a group of 12 eager, new classmates.
Each team of two students followed Maya and Grace's instructions to assemble the switch using copper tape, LEDs, batteries, and mini books (preassembled by the girls). Time passed quickly during the hands-on demo, so they group agreed to reassemble next Tuesday, February 17th to put the final touches the project!
So the learning continues... and two girls become leaders among their peers in the Girls Make IT movement!