"I try to make sure that I create situations that have a little bit of intrigue, a lot of room to fail and [an understanding that] that’s what we expect to do! We expect it not to work the very first time. We expect it to be puzzling. We don’t expect to know it like a google answer. Because that’s where the mystery and the intrigue is--and that’s really where the skill of STEM and science comes in."
"It was important that the application worked on tablets and mobile devices because my nephew doesn’t have access to a computer. I wanted to be able to see what he was thinking and make suggestions without struggling to explain it or have him wave the tablet around to show me. The first version of tumble together just let you drag parts into a grid that was shared with the other person. After adding a few more features it became clear it could be useful to others, so I polished it up and made it so lots of people could use it at once."
In Turing Tumble, ramps are like wires and the marbles are like electricity. When you place ramps on the board, you are making the paths the marbles can travel, just like how wires make the paths through which electricity can travel.
There is much to be learned in essential life skills and there couldn’t be a better time than now to include those kids or students in the process instead of trying to spin all the plates at once. So here are some ideas to give you some inspiration and keep those kids busy during this time. Most do not require a lot of parental involvement!
There are countless blogs to research to even look for a plan on how to create a STEAM event. So we decided to do the research for you and combine the best blogs, Pinterest boards and websites to point you in the right direction to set up your STEAM event along with a few helpful hints of our own. The following is what you need to get that STEAM night off of your wish-list and into the planning stages.
Turing Tumble has helped me conceptualize what is inside an electronic computer because it is a mechanical computer that allows us to feel, hear, and see how a computer works. It has helped me tremendously to visually interpret the path of switches connected together performing clever tasks. Turing Tumble not only engages learners with multiple modalities, it helps educators, who may be as confounded as I was, how to teach logic, coding and programming.
Welcome to Turing Tumble in the classroom! We are excited to help you and your students jump in to a new adventure that will teach everyone how to use a mechanical computer while solving satisfying challenges and even teach some important skills such as coding, logic and more! We will walk you through this process step by step and supply you with all of the resources needed to make this lesson run smoothly.