Primary 7 at St David’s have been designing their very own eco-classrooms of the future.
In the very beginning, lucky Kaden and Aminta went to Bilston Primary School for the launch of the project. They came back absolutely buzzing about all the opportunities that the project would offer us to change our classroom.
After Kaden and Aminta told us all about it, we were lucky enough to get the chance to choose different learners to work with in cooperative groups. This was far better than Miss O’Brien choosing our groups because it meant that we would get along better and we knew that it was up to us to complete our jobs and responsibilities.
The first thing we did in the project was create a group name (we chose Savage STEM Squad, The Technowizards, Les Petits Einsteins, Super Hero STEM Kids and the Fantastic STEM of Five). Then we created a logo on our ipads or on paper (we got to choose) and used PicCollage to make profiles about each person in our group.
During other lessons, our groups have completed a lot of research and looked at ideas for making our classroom better and more eco-friendly. We shared our eco-ideas and decided on the best ones to use in our eco-classroom model, which we are working on at the moment!
Check back soon to see all of it finished!
Josh, Kaden and Ewan
St.Mary’s had an inspection last week and P6 gave a presentation of our journey so far to the Lead Inspector. We made a Powerpoint and used the Video Channel and Blog Site on Glow to show her our films and Blogs. Then we took the inspector round different stations which had our work displayed and we explained what the project is about.
Now that St. Mary’s has ordered its furniture, we did some scale drawings in pairs trying to decide on the best layout. We’ve not quite decided yet, but we have ordered a lot of movable and collapsible furniture so our space can be really flexible. We also chose pieces which are multi-functional to get the most use out of them. We’re excited to see it now……
Strathesk Primary School welcomed Google Expeditions to all classes on Tuesday to try out Google VR Glasses. The children went to the moon and beyond…
Following our visit to the Scottish Learning Festival and meeting other ILS project schools, the mi:SPACE team visited Falkirk HS, Larbert HS and Grangemouth HS to find out how they have planned their projects. This was an interesting day for the team to gather information and think about what we are doing in Midlothian.
Each school involved have taken a different approach. Two schools have a STEM based focus and the other a Creative Industries focus. It was a great opportunity to try out some of the furniture and technology available in our mi:SPACE catalogue. This included interactive surfaces, moveable furniture, writeable surfaces and walls.
Connie is back to talk to us about learning zones!
Here at St David’s, we’ve been looking at how to record our mi:SPACE journey. A group of pupils made the suggestion of starting a Vlog – here’s our first entry! More to come!