Then this weekend I had an epiphany. Why did it have to be a large VHS case. If we put over the ear earbuds (from Dollar Tree) in the cases, they could be a lot smaller. That was when I noticed a sale on plastic storage at a craft store and decided to see what I could find. There it was, staring me in the face, 5x7 photo and craft keepers. They were compact, easy to organize, and fit the items perfectly. They just needed a good label. Enter my go to for creating signs, posters, etc. Canva. I was trying to decide what I wanted to do and started out with several attempts that included different techie looking backgrounds but none of them were right. The layouts were just not helping, until I looked at the CD cover layouts. One of them was black with goldenrod piano keys. I was stuck at how much that resembled the colors of a Micro:Bit so I started fiddling with it. I flipped and stretched, erased white keys and added black lines. A few circles and some numbers had it coming together so I had an interesting label. In the end I ended up constructing two images, one for the front and one for the back that included a space to write a student name with vis-a-vis so they would know which case contains their programs. I love when things come out so much better than I plan.
Schall Coding Club is very grateful to be able to utilize items purchased through other grants done by That's Elementary and the STEM Sisters. These two Exchange Club Mini Grants are just an example. Coders will be able to use the Sphero Minis as well as the Kano Pixel and Motions. We look forward to students demonstrating these items at the Spring Technology Showcase.
The Coding Club was started and is currently run by two of the STEM Sisters after school two nights a week.