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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Passionate Motivated Learners: 2011 Google Global Science Fair winners

Meet this year’s Google Global Science Fair winners: Lauren, 13, studied the effect of marinades on the level of  carcinogens in grilled chicken. (Google n. pag.) Naomi, 16, proposed that making changes to indoor environments to improve indoor air quality … Continue reading

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Enrichment Activity: The Fibonacci Sequence & Series

What do we do with or for learners that enriches their view and learning of patterns and math?  How to we inspire learners to connect math and patterns to real things? In our Algebra I team, we’ve been discussing how … Continue reading

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How do we use the December exam as formative assessment?

Our learners took exams (summative assessment) prior to the Christmas break.  But, can’t we use the exam as both a summative assessment AND a formative assessment? I’m interested and curious about different strategies and methods used to help learners process … Continue reading

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