Michelle's Journals

April 30, 2010

  • We did not have a meeting last friday. Last Thursday, I sent Dr. Feng the revisions on Lesson 1 based on New School's feedback.
  • Today is the last deployment of the curriculum at Beeks and Harding.
  • For the next week, I plan on finalizing as much of the curriculum as possible based on the feedback we get. It is the last week of school and the exam week starts so it will be a very busy week.
  • Next Friday will be our last meeting since that's the end of teh semester. However for the people who will be here this summer, there's about five more weeks after the semester is over of curriculum deployment at New School.
April 20, 2010

  • On April 10th, we presented the first lesson of Alice, the ice skater tutorial and recreating the ice skater world. A lot of kids played around with Alice after the lesson and they were excited to ge the cd giveaway with the software.
  • Last Friday, we went to Blacksburg New School and presented the same lesson to the 4th and 5th graders. When deploying this curriculum, we found a lot of errors in the lessons.
  • I plan to fix all the critical errors we found in lesson 1 and keep on revising teh lessons based on the feedback we're receiving from our deployments.
April 09, 2010

  • The past week I submitted my poster proposal to GH 2010 on Monday night. I also have worked on editing my lessons and adding more exercises to every lesson.
  • I need to create written solutions to the exercises that teachers will be able to follow easily and help students.
  • We went to Beeks and Harding Elementary today and deployed the first lesson. It was a lot of fun and we are going to restructure our program based on the feedback.
  • Tomorrow, we have KTU from 12:00pm to 4:00pm.
April 04, 2010

  • This past week I was able to revise my last two lessons. I sent them out for revision and will edit them some more once I received feedback.
  • I was also able to fix the picture files to organize the folders for the site.
  • This week, on top of curriculum, I plan on working on my GHC abstract that is due tomorrow by midnight.