Today was a day filled with #STEM and #coding at
Participants explored how STEM can engage and challenge students while implementing the Australian Curriculum (Science, Mathematics and Technologies).
The days was a ‘hands on’ approach with participants applying a design thinking approach to robotics, programming and STEM, examining related concepts to adapt and implement in their context.
See some below some of the resources and sharing from the day.
Design Challenge with
#EduTechAU #masterclass pic.twitter.com/2928JTmGgw
DESIGN THINKING AND CHALLENGES
Creating a Maker Space is just one way that we can connect what happens in the library to the real world.
There are many versions of Maker Spaces. In reality it depends on many variables such as money, space and time.
Significant Challenges Impeding K-12 Ed Tech Adoption
Difficult Challenges: Those that we understand but for which solutions are elusive
Complex Thinking and Communication
Integrating Personalized Learning
Solvable Challenges: Those that we understand and know how to solve
Creating Authentic Learning Opportunities
Like most things, being creative and open minded can allow you achieve success and value add for our students.
In the past students have participated in exploratory sessions with programming, designing apps, game making and digital story telling. I would like to further scaffold this with a design thinking approach, where the students design their own inquiry, rather than it being a structured teacher led experience.
PS: This week I visited
PIMPAMA STATE SECONDARY COLLEGE and saw their design thinking in action. Looking forward to seeing the next stage of their journey.
Design Minds EXPLAIN from State Library of Queensland on Vimeo.