Technology is about solving problems. Today, I had to solve some problems.
The first activity that I did today was bridge-making. The goal was to make a bridge that could hold many broken laptops. I had to find a way to use chopsticks to make a strong bridge. I didn’t know how to do that yet, so we did some research. After researching, we sketched designs and figured out the exact number of chopsticks that we would use. That was a problem. We found out how many we would need for the width, length and height. After that, we got to the building part. That was hard. We manage to do that by working together and changing parts where it was unstable. Then we tested them. There were ten broken laptops and our bridge could hold all of them! We had managed to solve the problems and our bridge was a success!
The other activity that we did was Remix/Mashup. We had to find someone else’s art and then, we had to change it and make it our own. My goal was to find, edit and present art. The first step was difficult for me. I couldn’t decide on what to do and what to use. I spend a while trying to decide until someone suggested an idea for me. Then, I knew exactly what I was going to do. I saw a picture of a cat. I copied the cat, but made out of pieces of newspaper. I then cut it out, made a background for it and stuck it on. I had found a way to find, edit and present art in a way that people would like and that I could call my own.
Today, I have solved many problems.. I have also learned to be open-minded and work with others.