CEP811 Reflection

It's been a great few weeks of making. It was great being able to bring my making skills into my education in the MAET program. I had so much fun, it seems that maybe we should be bringing more making into our classrooms... You can check out all of my…

Creativity Driven Assessment

[caption id="attachment_204" align="aligncenter" width="500"] cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Ryan McGilchristhttps://flic.kr/p/4ocshf[/caption]   Assessment is a large part of what we do as educators. However, it seems that many traditional forms of assessment might not be aiding in pushing our students to be 21st century thinkers.…

How To Start Making

The maker movement is something I have had my eye on for a while now. I love the principals behind it: creation, play, experimentation, innovation, sharing knowledge, collaborative projects, re-purposing, hacking, coding, etc. I have always been a big believer in learning by doing, and that is what maker education…

Thrift Fan Boat Lesson Plan

NGSS Standards Addressed: MS-PS-2 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions MS-PS2-3 Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions MS-PS3-1 Energy MS-PS3-3 Energy MS-ETS1-1 Engineering Design MS-ETS1-2 Engineering Design MS-ETS1-3 Engineering Design MS-ETS1-4 Engineering Design Iowa 21st Century Skills Standards Addressed: 21.6-8.ES.1 21.6-8.ES.2 21.6-8.ES.3 21.6-8.ES.4 21.6-8.ES.5 21.6-8.TL.1 21.6.8.TL.2 21.6-8.TL.3 21.6-8.TL.4 Driving Questions:…

Thrift & Print

This week in CEP811 we had to pursue a "thrifting" project. Thrifting is essentially taking junk and making it into something useful. Fortunately, this is already something I do on a fairly regular basis (I'm a cheap, cheap, person), so I already had a bunch of junk lying around that…