Get Ready to Make! Simple Design Challenges for Elementary Makerspaces
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Wednesday, June 26, 1:30–2:30 pm
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Gina Scott Michelle Wendt
People's Choice winner. Technology, math, science, digital and electronic art come together in student engineered designs. What does this look like in an elementary setting? Carve out spaces for your students to learn from simple design challenges. Access STEM-rich lesson ideas, crowdsourcing resources and design learning projects.
|Audience:||Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators, Library media specialists|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Laptop: PC, Chromebook, Mac
Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Tablet: iOS, Windows
|Focus:||Digital age teaching & learning|
|Topic:||Maker activities and programs|
|ISTE Standards:||For Students:
|Related exhibitors:||MakerBot 3D Printers , littleBits , LEGO Education , Ozobot|
Students will engage in exercises, projects, and reflections to explore various methods and approaches to innovative problem solving and design thinking.
We will share a resource library of design challenges appropriate for elementary school
Student samples will be shown of the following outline:
Identify the need and constraints
Research the problem
Develop possible solutions through brainstorming
Select a promising solution
Test and evaluate prototypes
Elicit Peer feedback
Redesign as needed
Present Innovative prototype
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Report, Staff (10/08/2009). "Bear Elementary pupils test design skills". Dayton daily news (Dayton, Ohio. 1987) (0897-0920)
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Foote, C. (2015). Far Beyond Makerspaces. Internet@Schools, 22(5), 12-13.
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