Magdalena López Rodríguez
Primary school teacher (ANEP CODICEN, Uruguay), specialized in Language-based learning difficulties (UCUDAL, Uruguay). Artistic production manager, with a postgraduate degree in Arts, Politics and Education (Flacso, Argentina). Associate Teacher at School N° 83 “Dr. Martín Echegoyen”, and Program Teacher of Philosophy for children at Colegio y Liceo Inglés, Montevideo, Uruguay.
Classroom Experiences and Writeups
Computational thinking Classroom Experience
Weavers of Light
Due to the orientation of sunlight into certain parts of the classroom, some students are more exposed to heat than others. As a consequence, they are constantly asking to turn the AC on or off, based on their seating location. The whole group has to put up with this situation every day. Since the AC consumes a lot of electrical energy and it can’t be on all the time, students designed a device that measures the classroom temperature and signals when it is over 23 ºC, so the AC can be turned on. The device comes in a box and it is made of a microbit V2 board, an external temperature sensor, a buzzer and an LCD screen.
By Magdalena López Rodríguez