10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague

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Best Field Trip Since 1969!

The Best Field Trip Since 1969!

On this day, 52 years ago, Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) and Buzz Aldrin (born 1930) landed on the Moon in the greatest engineering accomplishment of the 20th century!

Today, just outside dusty Van Horn, Texas a small team of private citizens blasted off in the Blue Origin rocket called the Alan Shepard. The rocket was named after Alan Shepard (1923-1998), the astronaut who, in 1961 became the first American and the second man to travel into space. Ten years later, Shepard also walked on the Moon.

 

New Shepard Blue Origin Crew

Field Trips or Field Excursions have been a foundational component of educational and instructional practice . Two notable Critical Thinkers, Friedrich Froebel and John Dewey encouraged educational excursions (Woods, 1937). The Existentialist Henry David Thoreau and his brother John are considered to be the first teaching pair to include field excursions in their Concord curriculum circa 1839 (Lunsford, 2019).

 

The Blue Origin private citizens Jeff Bezos, Mercury 13 aviator Wally Funk, Mark Bezos, and Oliver Daemen became astronauts when they took an 11-minute field trip, including 3 minutes of weightlessness in the first Field Trip 66.5 miles (351, 210 feet) above Earth!

What are your thoughts on today’s flight?


Read More Here: https://www.space.com/blue-origin-jeff-bezos-first-astroanut-launch-crew

Taking a Field Trip from PBS Learning Media: https://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/educators/technique-guide/taking-a-field-trip/  (Links to an external site.)Oregon Public Broadcasting,   (Links to an external site.)2014.

 

References

Lunsford, M. (2019).  Lunsford Column: The Real Value of Field Trips. Indiana News and Tribune.  https://www.newsandtribune.com/opinion/lunsford-column-the-real-value-of-field-trips/article_e4b9c688-2b37-11ea-a88c-e38452f95e29.html  (Links to an external site.)

Woods, H. (1937). A study of the origin and development of the educational excursion and field trip. https://ir.uiowa.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4940&context=etd/  (Links to an external site.)

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Nerd Research Minute: #STEAM up Reading with Drawing

Summarizing with Drawings: A Reading-Comprehension Strategy
by Janine Elliott
Science Scope, v30 n5 p23-27 Jan 2007

Available from NTSA: National Science Teaching Association

 

Description: When teachers ask their students to read something in class, they often encounter students who just wait for everyone else to finish reading before they do. These type of students are the ones most likely to dislike reading and they are just content to wait it out. Teachers may counteract this by requiring students to answer questions in writing or by requiring them to skim the reading until they find the answers. In this article, the author shares a strategy she developed to motivate students and engage them in the reading process. Her strategy requires students to read an article and then draw pictures that summarize the main ideas of what they had read. (Contains 6 figures and 6 resources.)
“When students summarize by drawing they must form a visual representation of the information they’re trying to convey. This provides an opportunity for students to elaborate and encode the information in a personally meaningful way. In addition, drawing after reading encourages students to reflect on what they have read and allows time to process the information. In some cases, I found that students admitted reading more carefully when they knew they would have to draw. In essence, they paid more attention to what they were reading in order to be able to do the drawing activity afterward. Finally, drawing can be used as a motivational tool. My students generally found it enjoyable, partly because they felt it took less effort than having to complete a written summary.” ~Janine Elliott
A motivational strategy for students acknowledging that there is a personal value (drawing) attached to the task of reading. Elliott scientifically tested her strategy in class and describes the breakdown of specific data in this short article.  
Reference
Elliott, J. (2007). Summarizing with Drawings: A Reading-Comprehension Strategy. Science Scope30(5), 23-27.

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Apply the Design Process- #STEM #STEAM

Apply the Design Process to Innovations such as the Fire Fighting Drone.


#STEAM603  #STEM  #STEAM

 

Source: Tech Insider on YouTube https://youtu.be/Bm2BVTTir4c

 

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Comet Neowise – STEM / STEAM in Real-time Current Events

Awesome STEM / STEAM in Real-time Current Events – Comet Neowise

Comet Neowise over Sedona

Image Source: https://twitter.com/dlennard/status/1283231808755126272/photo/1 by David Lennard

 

#STEM #STEAM
#NeowiseComet

@NeowiseComet

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CUNE607 STEM / STEAM Leadership Begins Today

CUNE607

Here is our Course Calendar: Please set a schedule for your learning.

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Here is our Course Hashtag #CUNE607

 

#STEAM   #STEM

 

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Perspective is All In How You Frame Your Experience

Addendum to Concordia Lesson

Is perspective one of the “liquid skills” that Taylor connects with STEAM Learning>

Peter Taylor (2016) writes that  “Given the rapid emergence of digital technologies, artificial intelligence, DNA mapping, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing, biotechnology and the ‘internet of things’, business and industry leaders are calling for graduates with liquid skills that enable them to adapt to a fluid working landscape throughout their lives; to prepare for jobs that currently do not exist, but that will be essential to the nation’s economic wellbeing. In this section, you will reflect on how to integrate STEAM activities and graphic organizers into your content instruction.”

Taylor (2016) connects STEAM education with “liquid skills.” that also mirror many 21st Century Skills. These liquid skills include “the ability to work with others, verbal communication, creative and critical thinking, active listening and active learning, and a disposition towards lifelong learning” (Infosys, 2016).

Perspective STEAM Activity:

Take a place piece of cardstock, the side of an Amazon delivery box, an envelope, or any piece of paper to use as your frame. Trace a cut a smaller square in the center of your cardstock frame.

Look through the cardstock lens for a new perspective.

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Infosys (2016). Amplifying human potential: Education and skills for the fourth industrial revolution. http:// www.experienceinfosys.com/humanpotential

Taylor, P. C. (2016). Why is a STEAM curriculum perspective crucial to the 21st century?. Retrieved from https://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/37950/1/STEAM.pdf

ResearchGate Link to Taylor paper: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Peter_Taylor11/project/STEAM-Education/attachment/57c5200108aec1ae1310ac2b/AS:400661599539201@1472536577088/download/ACER+Paper+2016+-+Taylor.pdf?context=ProjectUpdatesLog

#STEAM

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ April 10

April 15, the horrendous American Tax Day is next Wednesday.

On a happier and more educational note, April 15th is also the birthday of Leonardo daVinci  (April 15,1452 – May 2,1519).

Our Weekend Ed. Quote features this wisdom from Leonardo daVinci:

“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” ~Leonardo daVinci

Leonardo daVinci Quote

 


Image Source Link: https://www.passiton.com/inspirational-quotes/3276-i-have-been-impressed-with-the-urgency-of

 

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Weekend Ed. Quote ~ March 20

“Study the science of art. Study the art of science. Develop your senses – especially learn how to see. Realize that everything connects to everything else.” ~Leonardo daVinci

 


 

 

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Common Bond STEAM ~ 1

As we continue to build and strengthen our concept integration of STEAM, let’s look for commonalities and connections. This little exercise will help us build awareness of the many, many connections for STEAM beyond the limited confines of artistic expression. I’m calling this “Common Bond STEAM.” Please read each common bond component and consider what or who or where they coalesce. Place your educated guess as a reply here and please share any resources you use.

Here is the first “Common Bond STEAM” card:

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#CUNE603   #CUNE604   #CUNE606   #STEAM

 


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