It's taken me almost two months to be able to think about this challenge (click to read more about The Tech Challenge 2014) without cringing. It's not that it was awful. It wasn't. But this required project for all the 6th graders at our sons' school was all-consuming since my husband was one of the team advisors. They worked one day after school and one full day on the weekends for many, many weeks. It was grueling.
Now that it's summer vacation, I'll actually write a few posts about this experience. It was frustrating on multiple levels. But, as you can see from this video, put together by The Tech Museum, what the kids walked away with was astounding. I'm really impressed with this entire endeavor. And, now that it's not required, the kids and some of the parents are looking ahead at next year's challenge. We might be in!