During the week of June 15-19 I had a blast. Yes! The real fun was going on at Region 4 ESC. We were blessed with 17 fourth-grade students from Holbrook Elementary School to participate in our new Region 4 DigiCamp. The talented students received hands-on instruction in video production, digital lessons and stop motion animation.
Once upon a time, I was in deep-thinking mode and I challenged myself to answer the following riddle: How has the way I do things really changed? Then, I decided to hold hands with the ghost of technology past and find out together the significant differences between the way I solve problems today and the way I did it yesterday and imagine what kind of future to expect for the next generation of developers.
In case you missed the first teaser for this blog, you can view it here. Buckle your seat belt and ride with us as you preview the amazing stuff we will tackle this year!
Take a moment to look at your hands (yes, you should wash them more often!). Because of your hands, you have the ability to evolve more quickly than nature does. Amazing, right?! With these tools (your hands and fingers), you can grab, smash, throw, catch, push, pull . . . You name it! You can do the most complex tasks, like braiding hair or collecting change from a vending machine.
I knew I wanted pixels, and I chose the first two colors from the CMYK color model, cyan and magenta. These colors give a kind of “Ying Yang” mumbo jumbo to it. It can represent a balance between hard skills and soft skills, masculinity and femininity . . . or bringing together creativity and technology, art and science . . . whatever comes to your mind.
Letter to Parents
Dear parent, teacher, or guardian,