Did you miss Mouse's last Maker Night? Don't worry! Another one is happening on Thursday, Dec. 10th from 4-6 pm!
Mouse’s monthly Maker Night brings together high school aged and professional coders, crafters, 3D designers, whiteboard artists, gamers, and makers and more from all over NYC. This month Maker Night falls during CS Week's Hour of Code challenge so we're giving it a coding theme! Everyone who attends and completes an hour of coding activities will get a certificate to take home letting everyone know they were a part of Hour of Code.
Join us! All experience levels welcome.
See photos from previous Maker Nights to get inspired!
This month's Maker Night is Thursday, Dec. 10th.
Mouse Maker Nights are FREE for ALL NYC high school students, so bring your friends, brothers, sisters, cousins, frenemies, classmates, teammates, and more! Just make sure you RSVP.
At a Mouse Maker Night you will:
- Make something awesome!
- Eat free pizza!
- Meet cool people who also like to make things!
Maker Night Info:
WHEN: Thursday Dec 10, from 4-6pm.
WHERE: Mouse Headquarters: 55 Broad Street, 16th floor, in Downtown Manhattan.
WHO: Mouse Maker Nights are open to all NYC high school students! However, space is limited, so you have to...
No materials or experience necessary. FREE Pizza included!
On Saturday, November 14th, 62 students from 9 Mouse Squads across New York City came to Fall Team Training at Manhattan’s Hudson High School of Learning Technologies.
Team Training kicked off with a Social Scavenger Hunt before the opening ceremonies. As squads arrived they were split up into 4 different teams: Green Godzillas, Orange Orcas, Pink Panthers and Yellow Yaks. Coordinators had their own special group too: the Cobalt Coordinators! Everyone worked on challenges with members of other squads including creating a secret handshake and drawing Squad mascots.
The Opening Ceremonies began with the Great Mousemallow Skyscraper Challenge! Students and coordinators set out to build the tallest freestanding tower they could out of marshmallows and sticks on top of an upside down bucket.
Then they found their squads and went to four different workshops: Hardware, Leadership, Webmaker and GreenTECH. Through the course of these workshops students opened up computers, played leadership games, learned about computer code and where energy comes from!
At the end of the day, students, coordinators and Mouse staff gathered together to close out Team Training with a raffle drawing and shout-outs to the most memorable people and moments of the day. Two schools won GreenTECH kits for their schools!
Team Training was so much fun! We were thrilled by the enthusiasm of all of our students and coordinators.
We want to give a special shout-out to Hudson High School for hosting us again!!
Our Grand Prize
Earning the MicroProject Winner Badge and a $60 gift card to Best Buy for their squad is Black Cat Takeover! by lori826 from Halsey's Mouse Squad in Rego Park, New York. lori826 not only did an excellent job of creating a landing page with orange and black color scheme to celebrate Halloween but also found unique gifs and images for the bookmarklet and included a helpful screenshot in the original post. Congratulations to lori826 and Halsey's Mouse Squad!
Our First Runner Up
Our first runner up, receiving a Papertronics Lunar Module for their squad is KAITO IS BOOTIFUL by CATBUS8o_O from Jags 2015 in Salem, Oregon. CATBUS8o_O also did a great job of remixing the landing page by changing the font style and the background color to blue. CATBUS8o_O used html lists in the blog post and gave suggestions on where to use the bookmarklet. Awesome work CATBUS8o_O and Jags 2015!
Our Second Runner Up
Our second Runner Up (also receiving a Papertronics Lunar Module) is Werewolf Takeover: Don't let them bite you!! by karen826 from Halsey's Mouse Squad (How did they get so good!). karen826 had really great gifs and remixed the landing page for her bookmarklet considerably. Congratulations to karen826 and to Halsey's Mouse Squad once again for the great work.
There were so many great projects this month we wish we had more prizes to give away! We would like to share these honorable mentions:
Shout out for Wins!
It's never too late to award Wins to your favorite MicroProject entries! Give wins for creativity, technical know-how or inspiration. This month we'd like to shout out ryane622 for giving a great creativity win. ryane622 , we think you are a Winner with a capital W!
When you see someone make a cool MicroProject submission, let them know that they did a great job by giving them a win! You can always go back and give wins to old projects.
Thank you to Coordinators and students who participated and submitted so many awesome avatars! Next month is time to use Twine to create a choose-your-own-adventure story about a day in your life you’d like to live again. Go Back in Twine.