Posts published in August, 2014

“The STEM of a flower clutches beauty, but the STEM that is taught holds up a community.”

by on August 31, 2014 10:47 pm
Digging out of the happy chaos at the end of a maker program is always a challenge! I’m finishing up the last payrolls, trying to put the lab back in order after 34 youth teachers produced socially conscious inventions and hundreds of children bounced through making small projects that introduced them to the creative possibilities… Read more “The STEM of a flower clutches beauty, but the STEM that is taught holds up a community.”

Maker Portfolios; Authentic Assessment that Tells a Story

by on August 13, 2014 10:44 pm
Background Many argue that grades, especially those based on standardized tests, are limited in the information they provide about a student as a learner. Due to their “snapshot” nature, grades fail to represent a student’s growth over time. In addition, grades tend to be given by a teacher, excluding a student from the assessment process… Read more Maker Portfolios; Authentic Assessment that Tells a Story