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Tagged: hands on learning
The authors of “Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom” share an exciting guest post at Anne Jolly’s STEM Imagineering blog. The tools and ethos of the maker revolution offer insight and hope for middle schools and for science and math studies, they say. “The breadth of options and the ‘can-do’ attitude is exactly what students need.”
In the middle grades, arts integration can deepen learning, address the Common Core, and spark academic progress across the curriculum.
How to turn science, tech, engineering & math into problem- & project-based activities that simulate real-world R&D? Find the basics & the practice here.
Reviewer Catharine Pierce says the well organized fun found in Shelley S. Connell’s Family Science Night: Fun Tips, Activities, and Ideas can enrich after-school clubs and classroom teaching.
Anne Jolly vows to continue working for a sustained, engaging process that leads to high quality student learning for every kid — even the kids like William.
Anne Jolly describes an successful 12-step process used by teacher teams in Mobile AL to design STEM lessons.
Overarching Design Principles from the “Change the Equation” group can help teachers and schools develop their own STEM lessons, says blogger Anne Jolly.
STEM’s engineering design process can build wonder and excitement for learning, says Anne Jolly, benefiting not only the workforce but society.
STEM projects require student teamwork. Anne Jolly offers 7 steps to help students gain team skills and behaviors.