What follows is what my students created in response to our connection with students in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and the Engineering Brightness group with Ian Fogarty in Riverview, New Brunswick. I am very proud of where the students got to: prototyping, fundraising, light building, connecting with other schools. It was a pleasure to work with these students.
When a connection is made, the possibilities blow open wide.
I encourage you to look at these student "Artifacts of Learning" posts, see what they have accomplished, hear what they have learned, and comment on their thoughts.
Lantern Housing Design
These students prototyped their own light, designing and 3D printing the lantern housing. They created top and bottom, ready to add the light components.
Gavin's Post Liam's Post Owen's Post
Janna's Post Angie's Post Sabrina's Post
These students connected with other schools to raise money and awareness for light poverty. Right now schools around our district are getting involved and raising money to help the cause of light poverty. Other students put on a Photo Booth to raise money. They created a video to advertise the event.
Social Media Campaign
Electricity Production Design
These students developed an innovative technology to use kinetic energy to charge the lights. These shake-able lights could be carried around by a person or an animal to charge and then used at night. In these posts is a video that asks for future students to continue working on the idea.
Alhan's Post Josh's Post Ben's Post Zac's Post
These students created a video to curate the activities and learning that was happening with the teams.
Ella's Post Clare's Post Ria's Post
These students were able to re-create the Engineering Brightness New Brunswick students' design and make a fully functioning light.
Kaleb's Post Olivia's Post Evan's Post
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