- “Fairy Tale Programming is Alive and Well” – School Library Journal
This is the article that inspired our entire project. It’s geared toward elementary school students, but the ideas can be easily adapted for older kids.
- Tavia’s Blog Posts on the Project
- Pictures & Video of the Process & Final Products
- Getting Started With SeeSaw
Check out this challenge on Quick Tech by TM to learn the basics of using SeeSaw and having students join your class.
- Fairy Tale Introduction Slides
Anita used these slides to introduce students to fairy tale structure and artwork prior to doing book speed dating.
- Fairy Tale Book Speed Dating Slides
Tavia’s slides that outline the process of speed dating with fairy tale picture books.
- Engineering Design Process & SeeSaw Introduction Slides
Tavia’s slides that introduced students to the stages of the engineering design process, ideas for how to capture each stage and the directions for joining the SeeSaw classroom.
- Book Speed Dating Sheet
Students used this sheet to keep track of their feelings about the fairy tale picture books they saw during speed dating.
- Story Map & Problem Solution Sheet
After reading their picture books aloud, students used this sheet to break their stories down into elements. This sheet helped them plan out their designs and decide on which problem they would solve.
- Fairy Tale Picture Book List
- Kinetic Sculpture Unit Outline
Anita’s unit outline for Kinetic Sculptures outlines her goals and objectives for the unit and curates the resources she will use.
Before you get started with your challenge, please join the SeeSaw class. Download the SeeSaw app on your mobile device. Open the app, click “I’m a student” and scan the QR code below. Then choose the student name associated with your table.
Use these resources to help you with your hands-on challenge.
- Simple Machines
These slides will give you information on 6 types of simple machines.
- Rube Goldberg Machine Videos