Their are many different roles you can play on the Curiosity Machine:
- Educator: You are parents or teachers, and want to see more about the Curiosity Machine. You can observe all features of the website, including student projects and activities. Educators do not have access to submitting projects or creating new activities.
- Mentor: You are scientists or mentors, typically at the college level or beyond. Your role is to work with and guide students as they build their own projects. Mentors have the ability to see and provide feedback to student answers, as well as award badges. Mentors can also upload their own activities to pre-existing videos, or add instructional videos to pre-existing activities. All mentors are trained and approved by Iridescent staff before interacting with students.
- Learner: You get to build stuff! Learners have access to the activities, and can submit their own projects, the activity challenges to earn badges and become a master inventor. Learners can also view the submission of other learners to get inspiration.
Thanks for joining our mentor community on the Curiosity Machine! Your account is not active yet, so you won't be able to log in under your username. We want to have a stellar mentor community advising the students on our website, and so we ask all of our mentors to complete a short training course on P2PU, Mozilla's online course software. After you join our course on Mozilla, we will activate your Curiosity Machine account on a provisionary status. After you complete the P2PU course, you will have full access to the Curiosity Machine website as a certified mentor!
Unfortunately, we are still creating our course on P2PU, and so we don't have details for it yet. We will contact you when the course goes live, in early 2013. If you really want to get started on the Curiosity Machine now and can't wait, contact the mentor community coordinator Kevin Miklasz, email@example.com.
Thanks for creating an account on the Curiosity Machine! Click on the "Log in" hand at the top right corner of the screen to log in using your newly created username and password.
Thanks for registering on the Curiosity Machine! Since this account is for a student under the age of 13, we do need to give us a parental consent form before we can activate this account. You should be receiving an email to the email address provided in your registration with information about filling out this form. Once a parent or guardian fills out the form and sends it back to us, we'll activate your account so you can start engineering!