Sacramento employers and educators combined forces to design "awesome" projects for students to build.

Sacramento employers and educators combined forces to design "awesome" projects for students to build.

Career Education lends itself nicely to project-based learning.  Recently, 20 Computer Science teachers convened to design projects, utilizing the micro:bit, for use in an introductory Computer Science classroom.  Together, the teachers designed a "voting booth", "rock-paper-scissors game", and "digital nametag".  They found the concept of "physical computing" to be highly engaging - and could see their students finding the projects equally as engaging.

Moving forward, the teachers are going to work together to brainstorm effective ways for students to showcase their completed work.  Initial discussions including displaying work in publicly-visible locations at their respective campuses, as well as encouraging students to create a digital portfolio.