DIying. Not Dying. There’s a difference, however small.
Just kidding. Sort of.
This post is late. I am disappointed in myself. I thought I had broken my late post streak. Alas, sometimes even I succumb to procrastination. Quite frequently, actually.
This post is about Destination Imagination! You may be wondering why I am writing this. After all, I already wrote a different post that was also about Destination Imagination. If you haven’t read that, do it now, or else this one will make zero sense.
In fact, even after the Regional tournament was finished, that was not the end. There were still Provincials to attend to! And boy, was there a lot to fix.
Those two rhyming words have been the main (and let’s be honest; only) focus of PLP 8 and 9 for the past month.
Actually, I don’t think those words rhyme. Or if they do, it’s an imperfect rhyme.
Rhymes are confusing. Let’s get to the point.
Assonance aside, this was a wild ride. Let me explain it to those of you who are not Ms. Willemse.
Side note: I am splitting this post into 3 parts: Planning, Creating, and Presenting. This is going to be a massive post.
In keeping with the theme of my blog (late blog posts), here is the latest addition to my tardy collection: The Winter Exhibition!
PLP hosts an exhibition every year before Winter Break, which shows off a project that each student has been working on. This year’s theme, as you may have guessed, is Star Wars! I was excited about this theme, because Star Wars is one of my favourite series.
(Side note: I’m pretty sure I said the exact same thing in this Scimatics blog post. Oops!)
For a few weeks my Maker class has been working on a unit called The Power Of A Pencil. In this class we learned how to use our Apple Pencils and the technology on our iPads, such as Sketches Pro and Keynote. It was fun to play around and doodle on these apps, and we got to experiment with different tools.
This unit had a driving question that we thought about in the back of our mind as we sketched. The question was
How can we use our pencils to enhance our learning?
Since we only had a few weeks to work on this project, it wasn’t super complicated, and we learned pretty fast. This question will be the driving force behind this blog post, and I will attempt to answer it.