Thursday, July 15, 2010

Blog Post 12

The Principal of change video talked about how technology has enhanced engineering. Dr. Laura Smolkin talks about the principle of least change as it applies to pre-service teacher education and STEM learning

Students in this video are constructing and destructing shapes. This video provides information about the Classroom Fabrication Laboratory (FabLab), a STEM-related initiativeTeachers not only help the stdents, but the students help eachother as well. They internalize mathematical concepts by doing this. They use 2D and 3D figures. I think this is a wonderful way to help kids learn. They seemed very interested in reconstructing these 2D and 3D shapes.

Imagine. Design. Create.
This video talks about digital fabrication.Digital fabrication involves translation of a digital design into a physical object. The digital design is used to create a physical object from materials such as cardstock, foam, clay, nylon, or metal. Other tools such as 3D printers can be used to construct objects by printing successive layers of materials to form an object. I would use this in my classroom because it is very creative and hands on.

Cloning and Duplicating Shapes video gives very thorough instrctions on how to clone and duplicate shapes. This Step-by-Step video gives you visual instructions to clone and duplicate shapes.

1 comment:

  1. I agree Katie, hands on and real experience is the best way to make learning meaningful. SS