Technology is about solving problems. Today I learned that technology is not only a device. Today I solved the problem of playing hockey with a robot and building a successful truss bridge out of chopsticks that would hold computers.
The first thing that I did was robotics. I learned how to control my robot and learned how to play hockey with it. I also learned how to reflect on how my robot did and how to improve it by adding extra pieces to have things like control and defense. I think this helped my reflection skills because I really had to think about how to make my robot better.
The second thing I did was truss bridges with chopsticks. We had to build a bridge that would hold computers. I think that I had to use my thinking skills to find out how our bridge would hold it.
Today in the canteen with Mr.Broughton and Ms, Clifford we learned a lot about the ATL skills. A couple of weeks ago some 7th, 8th, and 9th graders made us some videos about how to be successful in middle school. I learned a lot about organization skills and self-management. I found this to be very helpful because I know the 7th, 8th, and 9th graders in the videos I watched have been through middle school or part of the middle school at Y.I.S. or some place else. This makes me very confident in the information that the 7th, 8th, and 9th graders gave me. Now that I have this information I know that I already know a lot about middle school and the skills you need and won’t have to figure out as much. After we watched we videos we left comments on the videos, which earlier we learn how to write good comments. Finally, we reflected on the skills we think that the 7th, 8th, and 9th graders had to use in their videos. That is what the picture is above.