igniting moments of discovery through teaching

by:Marslite     2019-10-17
As an employee of Global Services company Cognizant, I was recently stumped by a middle school student in a technical class, and I taught as a volunteer through the Civic school program.
In the last two semesters, I have been in charge.
Based on a project that my daughter and I did at home, in the \"Apprentice\" class called kidswag.
At swiswag, the students selected an image and used the iron
When transmitting, apply the image to a piece of fabric.
The students then designed a pattern of LED lights that they will use the guide wire to sew in the fabric around the image
Threads containing a small amount of metal.
They sewn the LEDs on the fabric and made a small micro-controller called Lilypad Arduino, designed for e-commerce
Application of textile computing.
Once all the sewing was done to create the circuit, the students learned how to use C-
Like programming languages, light the lights of various modes with loops, delays, and other programming structures.
They learned about conductive properties, circuits and programming. -
And how the three work together to produce the patterns they want.
The end result is a dress or a little light bannerup \"swagger.
\"Now, one thing I learned --
Or thought I learned it.
When creating several test programs at home to prepare for teaching, the small battery that powers the system can only light up three or four LEDs at a time.
But one day in class, one of my students, Ohani, brought his project over to show me what he did.
He said, \"Look, sir.
Greenlaw, I lit all eight of them!
I was shocked. I asked Haney, \"How did you do it ? \"
He said with a smile, \"Well, they are not actually lit at once --\"
I set the delay Timers to 10 ms so they can be turned on and off so quickly that it looks like they are all on. \" It was true.
The lights flash so fast that they always seem to be on in the eyes of the human eye.
I think it\'s cool.
Ohani taught me how to do something that I thought was impossible!
Last month, another of my tech students surprised me.
Among the thousands of applicants, a sixth-grade student in my class, Cassidy Wright, was selected as one of 50 students to present her technical program at the White House science fair.
Cassidy is a position.
Went out from the first day of class.
She chose to build her technical banner on a career she was close to and valued in her heart-anti-bullying.
As an expert, she explained to Todd Parker, chief technology officer of the United States how to set up LED light circuits programmed by computers.
Seeing that her own programmed LED light lights up the message \"Be yourself\" is an incredible moment of pride for me.
Cassidy and ohaney are the best examples, and all children can achieve great results with the opportunity.
These two stories reflect professionals from science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
Fields can be a catalyst for students and for those who are asked to teach.
I and the students had moments of discovery: Ohani found something about his ability to solve problems in an unconventional way, cassidy learned that she could use her natural curiosity to find the interesting hand for the society.
Like the apprenticeship provided by civic schools, conditions are created for these wonderful moments of discovery.
Through Cognizant\'s partnership with civic schools, hundreds of moments of discovery have been realized, and I hope that other companies will respond to President Obama\'s call for a comprehensive approach to stop education.
Cognizant is proud to work with civic schools and the US2020 initiative to ensure that children across the country have the opportunity to enjoy these moments of discovery ---
Inspire the passion of learning.
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