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Martin Burrett

Origami and STEM by @HowToStem - 14 views

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    "There's something about origami that really seems to capture children's imagination. In most of the classes that I have taught over the years, there has been at least one child with a real passion for origami. Many a show-and-tell has been dominated by incredible paper-folding creations, from water bombs to paper dragons. Think back to your own school days; which of these origami classics do you remember creating?"
H DeWaard

5 Reasons Why Origami Improves Students' Skills | Edutopia - 59 views

  • origami
  • This art form engages students and sneakily enhances their skills -- including improved spatial perception and logical and sequential thinking.
  • Here are some ways that origami can be used in your classroom to improve a range of skills:
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  • Geometry
  • According to the National Center for Education Statistics in 2003, geometry was one area of weakness among American students.
  • Origami has been found to strengthen an understanding of geometric concepts, formulas, and labels, making them come alive.
  • Thinking Skills
  • Origami excites other modalities of learning. It has been shown to improve spatial visualization skills using hands-on learning.
  • Fractions
  • Folding paper can demonstrate the fractions in a tactile way.
  • Problem Solving
  • Often in assignments, there is one set answer and one way to get there. Origami provides children an opportunity to solve something that isn't prescribed and gives them a chance to make friends with failure (i.e. trial and error).
  • Origami is a fun way to explain physics concepts. A thin piece of paper is not very strong, but if you fold it like an accordion it will be.
  • Researchers have found that students who use origami in math perform better.
  • STEAM
  • While schools are still catching up to the idea of origami as a STEAM engine (the merging of these disciplines), origami is already being used to solve tough problems in technology.
  • Additionally, the National Science Foundation, one of the government's largest funding agencies, has supported a few programs that link engineers with artists to use origami in designs. The ideas range from medical forceps to foldable plastic solar panels.
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    Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, has applications in the modern-day classroom for teaching geometry, thinking skills, fractions, problem solving, and fun science.
doxycanine

Artist Profiles - 22 views

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    Biographical information and video interviews with well known origami artists
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    Biographical information and video interviews with well known origami artists
Martin Burrett

Cubeecraft - Papercraft - 131 views

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    A superb site for finding, printing and making cubic paper characters. Make well known characters from TV, cartoons, movies and lots more. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Art%2C+Craft+%26+Design
Martin Burrett

FoldPlay - 42 views

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    A site with several photo paper folding projects to make, including a Kaleidocycle. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Art,+Craft+&+Design
avparcero

Youtube Grupo Alquerque - 1 views

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    Canal de youtube del Grupo Alquerque, poliedros con origami
Robert Hochberg

Canon CREATIVE PARK - 82 views

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    Free print materials include paper crafts, art, calendars, and science models
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