Hello Everyone! We are working on building the V2 food computer with a group of 72 (8th grade) students and 5 content area teachers, one special education teacher and a library media specialist. We have decided to group the students into 7 groups - each group focusing on one of the build-modules, or focusing on documenting and communicating the project.
We started building last week with a small sample group of students divided between a group that started to build the frame and a group that started to build a portion of the water manifold. We figured we would start small, and see how the grouping idea works.
We sent each student a list of tasks for their specific group in Google Classroom (see example of group tasks here), and then instructed students to get into their groups and read through the tasks together. We put all of the pieces that they would need for each module in a box along with a print-out of the V2 build instructions for that module and gave that to the groups as well.
This small sample group followed the instructions and did very well. They needed very little help from the teachers for this portion of the project (I suspect that when we get to some of the other modules, they will likely need more help). We will complete the frame next week, and continue to build the remainder of the modules with students in the next two weeks. I’ll share some pictures of our small-group build on Monday! Stay tuned...students will also be posting in the forum as well in the next week or two.