steam

post by Colin Angevine and Josh Weisgrau We started a STEAM program, and three years later, we’ve outgrown the acronym. It began when a group of upper school students approached a physics teacher about creating an advanced physics group tutorial. The physics teacher recruited a computer science teacher and the tutorial became robotics. The computer science teacher enlisted the support of a media...
Las Vegas – Clark County Library District TechArt Studios  presents DJ Thread: A STEM Success Story Once upon a time about one year ago 12 years old Tyler walked into the one station DJ studio. The rest as they say is history. During the course of these 12 months Tyler became DJ Thread (stage name). He picked up on the DJing skills quite rapidly. The pictures that supplement this post are each...
#ThisCountsAsResearch?#DesignThinking#Education#ProblemSolvingLikeNoOnesBusiness#DoingWhatWeCameToDo#MakingTheWorldABetterPlace The Education DesignShop at MIT: Apply to participate before tomorrow, April 16th!  We're bringing together all key stakeholders in education (that means you! whether a student, faculty, staff, or non-affiliates to MIT), teaching them design thinking, and then...
Cross-posted from the NEXMAP blog. We’ve had some success making simple circuits, parallel circuits, and incorporating simple mechanical switches into our paper circuitry prototypes, so it’s time to up our game. Working with Natalie Freed, a friend and colleague of Jie’s, I learned how to use some simple tools and components to program a microcontroller that lets me control the LEDs in my circuit...
Cross-posted in a slightly different form at Educator Innovator. NWP 11.21.13 lo-res web_42.JPG Light is a pretty amazing phenomenon. It travels faster than any anything else in the universe as far as we can tell. Nearly all life on Earth relies on light for its sustenance, whether directly or indirectly. Light is beautiful. Light is powerful.  Perhaps because...
When I introduced Independent Inquiry in my Grade 4 class during the last school year, it was out of a desire to reinvent homework as a more relevant activity connecting learning at school with learning at home. The primary inspiration was the MIT Media Lab Learning Creative Learning course, and in particular, being introduced to Connected Learning. Interest-driven learning comes as naturally to...