Thinkering Studio Project Proposal

Think up a descriptive title. Try to be creative if it fits.
Jack McEachern, Jaylen Callaway
The challenge for this project is that we don't know much about computers, our goal is to know how to build a computer, and our question is how to build a computer.
We expect to learn how to build a desktop PC
We will be challenged by finding pieces and also finding a way to put them together.
How will this stretch you? (Look at the Thinkering Studio Rubric for some ideas.) This will stretch us by making it possible for us to build a computer.
List your materials/resources and who will be providing them. If they need to be purchased, include the price.
Main Steps:
  • The main steps to our project is finding the pieces, researching how to put the computer together, putting the computer together, editing the video file of us putting it together, and then uploading the video to YouTube.
  • We will document the process by filming every step we take.
  • Jaylen is going to do the research, Jack is going to find the pieces, and we will both work together to build the computer.
  • Which inquiry or design process steps did you include?(Or the Creative Learning Spiral)
2 - 3 months.
  • List possible resources/sources of inspiration to complete this project. Are there existing examples of the sort of project you want to complete? Has anyone else done a similar project in Thinkering Studio? What words did you search the wiki for when checking?
  • Who/what will be your "teacher"? (Outside expert, in class expert, book, video(s), website(s), Mr. Whitmer, experimenting, experience, etc.) Make sure your "teacher" is included in your steps.
  • How will you develop your PLN (personal learning network)?
The biggest difficulty is going to be finding the computer pieces.
Sharing/Teaching/Paying It Forward
  • How will you share what you have learned/created/made/produced with others?
  • People interested in building computers but don't know how.
How will you/your group define the projects success? How will you know that your “good” is “good enough”?
How should we evaluate your success?
How will that be "visible" to others? (Demonstrate) Can your progress be measured throughout the project?
(Look at the Thinkering Studio Rubric for some ideas or possibly Rubistar.)
Design your own rubric.
“What are you making?” “Why are you making this?” and “Who is it for?”