Month: November 2014

Making for Making Sake? or STEAM for 21st Century Job Skills?

Making for Making Sake? or STEAM for 21st Century Job Skills?    – Kropotkin Thank You Sylvia Martinez of Invent to Learn for this Conversation According to Educational Philosopher Gert Biesta, professor of educational theory and policy at the University of Luxembourg, “Education debate tends to be based on a truth about the nature and… Read more »

18th Century Buildings, Vector Drawing, History, and Math

Sometimes a technology skill building activity takes on a life of its own, and this time a simple inkscape tracing project turned into a collaboration with math and a spring board for several related activities. Last year students reported on surveys that one of the most challenging parts of their end of they year project… Read more »

New: Making and Tinkering: A Review of the Literature

A new literature review was just released by the Board of Science Education (an NSF funded program associated with the National Academies) called: Making and Tinkering: A Review of the Literature, by Shirin Vossoughi and Bronwyn Bevan http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/docs/publications/1389898569543ea0951a19d.pdf The Board of Sciences has commisioned this and several other papers focused on informal and afterschool STEM learning. More information and… Read more »