VISTA's Year in Health Sciences Our mission is to revolutionize the way people think about learning. “People learn best when they are pursuing goals that they really care about and when what they learn helps them attain their goals. The best means of learning has always been experience.” -- Roger Schank Engines for Education, a non-profit founded by Roger Schank, was formed in 2002 to create new learning environments to replace out-dated and wrong-headed educational notions. At Engines for Education, we believe that we can replace boring and increasingly irrelevant schools with new exciting learning environments. We are attempting to chang e both what and how children learn .
Introduction to Basic Electronics, Electronic Components and Projects Learning about basic electronics and creating your own projects is a lot easier than you may think. In this tutorial, we’re going to give you a brief overview of common electronic components and explain what their functions are. You will then learn about schematic diagrams and how they are used to design and build circuits. And finally, you will put this information to use by creating your first basic circuit. FREE EBOOK (PDF) – Makerspace Info Bundle
3acts 2016 Oct 7. I was wrong about everything below. After admitting defeat to #bottleflipping, my commenters rescued the lesson. I’m sorry. I went looking for a lesson and couldn’t find it. Worlds of Making @ NMHS Setting up a Makerspace has been a priority of mine from the moment I started here at New Milford High School, and it’s already well on its way to being achieved. Having a school principal who provides the perfect mix of encouragement and autonomy has, of course, been a great help, but it has also been very much a team effort: the school’s tech team and custodians have been very supportive and cooperative, along with a diverse variety of students interested in ‘making’ experiences. At the heart of the vision for my Makerspace is to develop the space and to provide resources and opportunities that will aid in promoting web literacy. These components encompass Mozilla's Web Literacy Standard.
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Spark Imagination in Your Library: With Monthly STEM Challenges What are Monthly STEM Challenges? STEM Challenges are any project/activity that involves STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) Projects can be very high tech (involving robotics, coding, computers, 3D printing, etc) or can be low tech or no tech (recyclables, paper, cardboard, pipe cleaners, straws, etc.) Students are given a basic idea to complete, materials, and rules for completing, but must figure out the how on their own. Students are following the engineering design process while completing the challenges.
Modeling Introduction Abstract. Mathematics has been described as the science of patterns. Natural science can be characterized as the investigation ofpatterns in nature. Central to both domains is the notion of model as a unit of coherently structured knowledge. Modeling Theory is concerned with models as basic structures in cognition as well as scientific knowledge. It maintains a sharp distinction between mental models that people think with and conceptual models that are publicly shared.