For those that might be interested, I’ve posted my presentation from the 2012 NSTA STEM Expo. You can enjoy a slide show below.
Key points: Discover what YOU find exciting and fun about an activity, then pass that on to the students. Look for the “ah ha” moment and capitalize on it. Empower students to lead the class and make decisions. Teach innovation, work cooperatively, and learn to love “failure.”
I was also asked where I got my ideas. So, I thought I’d share some links.
- Teach Engineering (free)
- Brain Pop (paid, free trial available, each video has associated activities)
- Scholastic (free)
- Design Squad (free, from PBS)
- NOVA Science Now (free)
- Discovery Education (free)
- Teacher Vision (paid, free trial available)