I am always saying “find the STEM in your curriculum, not the Curriculum for STEM”. STEM is everywhere. Whether you teach Kindergarten, Art, High School
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Are you looking for summer activities and resources to share with families? How about encouraging families to create a Pop Up Makerspace at home?
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Garrett Brown, inventor of the Steadicam said “I was a better inventor then I was cameraman and director”. BINGO! Here was the perfect example that STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math occur fluidly and naturally within all disciplines, not separately.
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Are you excited about your school moving towards or being a 1-1 school? Advocate for more programming (coding) in the classroom, want to see districts leverage technology across subject matters? Want to learn more about Makerspaces, Fab Labs, and how to empower students to be the leaders of their learning? Would you believe NONE of these movements are new? The MIT Media Lab has been the pioneer in all of these areas and it just might surprise you for how long.
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The way I see it, one of the biggest advantage of Makerspaces is that is provides an open ended space where students can design a solution to a real life teachable moment. There is no way to anticipate what that teachable moment will be. That is why Makerspaces are perfect. Students desperately need Makerspaces, teachable spaces that can answer those teachable moments, where the solution requires ingenuity and creativity. (Click on continue reading)