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6 Posts authored by: gusmerckel
This week we got the chance to work in Monterrey, Nuevo León, a city near McAllen, Texas, training 15 teachers on how to use technology, digital manufacturing and Electronics to boost creativity in the classroom,   micro:bit micro:bit Summer Code Club Challenge - Winners Announced! ...
Micro:bit Tutorials in Spanish As part of the work I'm developing with the microbits from the micro:bit Summer Code Club Challenge - Winners Announced!, here are two tutorials on how to start with Microbit (sorry only in Spanish)   The first one is "hello world" or your first program and circuit with microbit.   The second one is a water sensor for a plant ...
Aguaforence, analyzing water using art and technology:   The micro:bits finally arrived in our office in Mexico City. While we waited for the kitronics kit, we had an idea to do a project in the mexican mixteca, a region with beatiful landscapes but also with a lot of challenge.   For the last year we have been working in a community called Tamazulapam, very famous for it's river and clean water. In the community we work with 25 students,14-16 years old, in differente maker projects ...
G:rl Power Code Fest Americas! Finally the day came, 4 countries: Perú, Colombia, Chile and Mexico gathered to do the G:rl Power Code Fest Americas, an event where more than 200 girls had the opportunity to share and ideate a small prototype that could help to achieve the UN Sustainable Goal Number 3: Health and Well Being.   This event started very early, at 7 pm. In Mexico we had 10 teams, 5 girls from age 12-13 and a teacher each. They all developed basic ideas. At ten, a selec ...
We are very happy to start with the first series of workshops for girls, in preparation for the G:rl Power Code Fest, a hackathon taking place simultaneously in Chile, Colombia, Peru and Mexico.    Here in Jacaranda Education, we decided to work with 1 teacher and 1 student, that will then replicate the workshops with their colleagues  and fellow students in each school.  In total, we are working with 10 Schools of the mexican technical school system. For this first worksho ...
Hi everyone, here is Gus from Jacaranda Education in Mexico City.   We just started to work with the Microbits this Saturday, inviting kids from the community to try out the first workshop we are developing.  We explored the basics of electronics using a water experiment: Later we started diving into electronics and the first Micro:bit Projects: A Name Tag and a moisture sensor for plants. This STEAM workshop also puts a lot fo emphasis on the idea that they create "creatures", th ...