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5 Reasons Why Origami Improves Students' Skills | Edutopia - 50 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.
Debra Spear

MIT TechTV - Collection MIT+K12: FINALS (110 videos) - 49 views

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    The videos in this collection are duplicates of those held in the MIT+K12 video channel on YouTube. They are being hosted here so that users who are unable to access youtube.com content are able to view them.
Deborah Baillesderr

The Radix Endeavor - 25 views

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    "Integrate this STEM MMOG as supplemental curriculum into math and science classrooms and lessons."
Glenn Hervieux

STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer - 105 views

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    Excellent resources organized by Dr. Wesley Fryer (@wfryer). Definitely worth a look! Be sure to check out the Curiosity Links.
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    GREAT stuff. Going to keep this page handy!
ashleecopper

KUSD Google Apps for Education - 39 views

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      Check out this link (https://www.google.com/edu/products/productivity-tools/) and other Google Apps for Education links. What are some ideas for ways that you could use this in your classroom?
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    Google Apps provides filtered email to individual students in grades 2 and higher (and to classrooms of kindergarten and 1st grade students). Collaboration and other tools that are available that can be used across all subject areas.
Glenn Hervieux

MakerBot in the Classroom: A Resource for Educators - 31 views

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    3D Printer - popular in school settings. Prices range from $1,400 up. Some curriculum available.
Nigel Coutts

Is STEM the Key? (Part Three) - 26 views

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    The message from PwC is clear, Australia needs to take action now if we are not to slip behind the rest of the world. 'Australia is waking up to the fact that the good times can't go on forever. In the face of economic challenges and a digital revolution that's reshaping business and the workforce, we need to act.'
Nigel Coutts

Is STEM the key? - 39 views

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    In June 2014, the Prime Minister of Australia, the Hon. Tony Abbott MP acknowledged the significant role that STEM is to play in the nations future. 'There will be significant emphasis in boosting our focus on science, technology, engineering and maths because science is at the heart of a country's competitiveness and it is important that we do not neglect science as we look at the general educational and training schemes.' But what does this mean for schools?
Mary Glackin

The 5 Biases Pushing Women Out of STEM - HBR - 62 views

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    Good review of studies on the actual causes of low numbers of women in American science - gender bias
Deborah Baillesderr

MAD-learn | Learn Mobile App Development - 28 views

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    Enable your students to be creators of Technology
Nigel Coutts

Confronting our fears in the haunted house of the unknown - 39 views

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    A recent lesson with my Year Six class reminded me of the fear teachers face when confronted by the unknown. I thought the lesson would go quite smoothly, I have taught it before but this time things went in an unexpected and frightening direction.
robert morris

STEM + Art: A Brilliant Combination - Education Week - 43 views

  • asked permission to hire an arts-integration teacher
  • and that year and subsequent years, the scores on the state assessments improved.
  • a compendium of 62 research studies that support the powerful positive academic and social effects of learning in and through the arts
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  • The research confirms what we know to be true. The arts impact all learning.
  • Neuroscience has also provided an emerging branch of research related to studying the arts. For instance, "Learning Arts and the Brain: The Dana Consortium Report on Arts and Cognition" reinforced the positive impact arts learning has on a young person's ability to retain information.

  • Neither the arts nor the sciences have a monopoly on teaching creativity, collaboration, or problem-solving skills.
  • The design process proved to be as important as the finished product.
  • Schools must provide opportunities for students to learn across disciplines. No longer can we teach in silos.
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    ""Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." -William Butler Yeats"
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    ""Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." -William Butler Yeats"
Donny Corkern

NEXMAP - 57 views

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    Very cool idea for using electronic components to make interactive, 21st century books, art, etc.
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