Well what did we learn this week besides that fact that those electronic parts contained in the Arduino kit are tiny!. Yes magnifying glass is in order when reading color codes on resistors.
Well we examined what makes a good project. It turns out that good learning projects are those that contain just enough information to get students interested and engaged. They should be real world if possible and challenging. Students do better if they are doing something instead of learning about things. That part is tricky for educators. There needs to be balance. There also is evidence of learning that may take instructors a minute to uncover.
Yes this all fits nicely with the theme of this entire website. Bloom taxonomy is my friend.