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by Josiahpublished on 4 June 2020

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Watch Émilie and Charlotte go through the obstacle course they made in their front yard.

Regardez Émilie et Charlotte parcourir la course à obstacles qu'elles ont faite dans leur cour avant.

Join Kate and Sophie as they build a free-standing structure using natural elements. What will their structure symbolize? Who will see their creation? Will it hold up to wind and other weather elements? Can you build your own structure using other elements?

Rejoignez Kate et Sophie pendant qu'elles construisent une structure en utilisant des éléments naturels. Que symbolisera leur structure? Qui verra leur création? Résistera-t-elle au vent et aux autres éléments météorologiques? Pouvez-vous construire votre propre structure en utilisant d'autres éléments?

Circle Packing

2 years ago

Welcome to an exploration of algorithmic art. In this Digital Skill, students will use Scratch to create an abstract piece of art that is created by code. We call this algorithmic art since your art piece will be created by an algorithm - or a set of rules. For instance can you create a Circle Packing algorithm in Scratch such that a series of circles randomly appear but never touch or overlap?

Students will want to check out our Circle Packing sample here - feel free to remix it and make it your own.

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/3953...

Here is an introduction to Scratch coding with Wylie Butler.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VNAH...

In this video join our BL friends and learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These 17 goals are all interconnected and are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.
Take action and be the change you want to see in your world.

In this video, join our friends at Creative Labs and learn about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These 17 goals are all interconnected and constitute the blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all.

Take action and be the change you want to see in your world.

If you are a maker educator, we know you are going to appreciate this conversation. In this episode, Jacob chats with children’s book author, Katey Howes. Katey joined us last week for a read aloud of her book “Be A Maker.” While publisher restrictions will not permit us to keep that read aloud active past June 30th, 2020, we wanted to capture her dedication to maker empowerment in another way. Over the next 36 minutes, Katey and Jacob discuss the role of empathy, collaboration and community in making. Ok - they actually talk about much more including a brief dialogue where they ponder the role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in humanity’s drive to collaborate.

Here at Brilliant Labs, we are thrilled to find guests who are as passionate about making and intrigued about the pedagogical implications born from that maker journey. We hope you have a listen and share in this conversation via twitter or any of our other social media feeds.

We encourage you to take the time to pick up Katey’s book “Be A Maker,” and leave her a review letting her know what you think of her book. During the podcast, Katey also discusses a couple of her sources of inspiration that you may want to check out - those are linked below.

“Be A Maker” by K. Howes Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/3g8YHuL “Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe” by k. Howes Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/2AP2ttr

Katey Mentions: “Maybe Something Beautiful” Amazon Link: https://amzn.to/3g8KNsQ “With My Hands” Amazon Link : https://amzn.to/2WM2O8q

*We encourage you to reach out to your local bookstores to purchase these titles.”

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Twitter: @kateywrites

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