Category Archives: Math-Science Connections

@HughHerr’s TED talk on new bionics celebrates humanity and shows need for mashup of STEM and Design Thinking

Hugh Herr: The new bionics that let us run, climb and dance is a must watch for all. How are we intentionally creating opportunities for learners to engage in human-centered problem-solving, integrating studies, and teaming with others?

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thinkering and applying – #MakerEd #LearnAndShare

On February 26, I participated in a workshop with Lindsey Own, Vinnie Vrotny, Jaymes Dec, and Andrew Carle on Maker Education.  It was AWESOME! (You can read a summary of the details of the workshop on Lindsey’s blog post, #MakerEd at #NAISac14!) I applaud their plan, pedagogy, … Continue reading

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Data collection from TSA…Can we transfer to school?

Here’s the final product right before the TSA representative collected it from me: So, there is an error. Could I use this picture to offer our learners an opportunity for error analysis? Could this picture be used to discuss communication … Continue reading

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Perseverance, Tenacity, Risk-taking – #LL2LU with @k8burton

Kate Burton (@k8burton), our science goddess, and I have been discussing assessment.  One of the many things I love and admire about Kate is her willingness to experiment to learn and grow.  The label science goddess makes many giggle, but … Continue reading

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Caine’s Arcade #PBL #DoDifferent #STEAM

Do you still wonder if we should make time and space for project-based, student-directed learning? Can you spare 11 minutes to watch Caine’s Arcade? Can you find the content that you teach in Caine’s learning? I found design, engineering, math, … Continue reading

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#PBL Must See: Brittany Wenger – Global Neural Network Cloud Service for Breast Cancer Detection – #TEDxAtlanta

“The more you know, the more you wonder.” ~ Brittany Wenger This is must see if you are interested in PBL and integrated studies. Meet 17-year-old Brittany Wenger: We have got to ask: What if we listen more closely to … Continue reading

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Practicing to be a TLC student leads to learning and questions

I am very intrigued by Steve Goldberg’s use of Google Earth for education and empathy.  Yesterday he posted A typical morning at TLC middle school.  For context, here’s what Steve predicts a day might look like at his school, opening … Continue reading

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