Daily Lesson Plan
1) Describe the art project. How will it work? Where will it be installed? Who will use it and how? How will it promote creativity?
2) Describe the evolution of the project. How has it changed and developed since you first started thinking about the idea? What challenges have you encountered and how has your group problem-solved? How have the constraints (of time, materials, etc) helped your group to be more creative?
3) Describe your group work process. Describe your personal role in the group. What have you done that has been productive and effective? When you've needed some redirection and re-focusing, what have your group members done that worked to loop you back in?
4) Think about field trips we've taken where we've seen groups of people working together creatively. Describe a few examples. How does their group work create community? Finally, apply that to your group - how has working in a group enhanced your creative process?
5) Compare your community art project to several others we've seen in our course. How are they similar and different in the way they stimulate creativity in others?
Send the URL of your finished post to Jen B, Taylor, Jen C, and your parents.
Try your hand at the Bridge Challenge. Report in your field journal what you learned about bridge design. Next, do the New Bay Bridge activity. What else do you need to consider when designing for earthquake country? Alternatively, try James's suggestion: Cargo Bridge.
Write in your journal about at least two of these activities.
Carve a stamp for your Maker. Take a photo of the final stamp & image and upload it to your Stamp and Seek post. Make a log book (if Jen can find the materials), name your stamp (make sure the name is unique on AtlasQuest.com) and write a "clue" to direct people to find your Maker and your stamp at the Faire.Sugru - The Future Needs Fixing
Your turn: Collect ideas for how you might use Sugru, then choose one to do over the weekend. Reflect on the fixing process and the outcome, then bring your object (or a photo) to share on Monday, May 12.
After lunch: Community art projects
2:30 ASL with Tegan and deaf visitor Rebecca Herr
Reflect on the week: Group discussion to remember all that we did. Solo reflection in field journals. Post a response to one Essential Question on the class Conversations blog. If others have posted before you, read their comments first and connect your response to theirs, if that makes sense.
Dr. Diabolical, the Evil Genius (a.k.a. Scott Frey) visited Watershed to share his passion for building kinetic sculptures.
Tinkertoy Challenge: Build and combine structures, starting alone, then recombining until we create one large sculpture.
ASL World Deaf Culture Simulation at Front Range Community College. Get a passport, visit "shops", and purchase items at a (real) bake sale - all in American Sign Language. Learn to communicate in a "voices-off" environment.