Later in the day 6T experienced a problem solving task where they needed to work as a team to Breakout of the treasure box our class mascot Mojo and a bounty of prizes. Breakouts create an ultra-engaging learning environment that empowers teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking and troubleshooting by presenting students with challenges that ignite their natural drive to problem solve.
We learnt that we are "Perfectly Imperfect" and as learners it is essential for us to make mistakes and keep on trying. FAIL just means First Attempt In Learning. We took a look at people such as Thomas Eddison, Oprah Winfrey, J.K. Rowling, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Michael Jordan, Henry Ford, Colonel Sanders, Walt Disney, Sir James Dyson. Suddenly the students realised success never came to them first up, they needed to work through the challenge, prototype, reflect and then grow.
Over the coming days we will continue our TechKNOW Bootcamp focusing on skills that students will need to enhance their learning. Skills include applications of google classroom, google drive, google docs, email, blogs, presentations, video creation and publishing.