Monthly Archives: July 2011

New Talk; New Methods

I spent about 3 hours yesterday working on a presentation explaining why we should teach engineering to young students.  I am trying to make my presentations more like TED talks with big ideas and lots of visuals.  It is still … Continue reading

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Fear and Learning

Aidan is spending lots of time in the water.  A few weeks ago, we were swimming at Beaver Lake in Ware, Massachusetts and were out on a dock.  I have expected for sometime that he would be close to jumping … Continue reading

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Fairy House Engineering

I was thinking today about Fairy Houses, also known as Gnome Homes, when I saw a bunch of them at my son’s YMCA camp.  We also see these at the elementary school where I work.  I wonder if these fill … Continue reading

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Research Directions; Which Way To Go?

I plan on continuing to implement and document the PK-6 Elementary Engineering Curriculum I have been developing.  That is clear.  What is less clear is the direction to go with my associated research. Many intriguing possible areas have come up … Continue reading

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What Do The Student Quotes Mean?

I received this analysis of the student robotics quotes from graduate student Lama Jaber.  I found it to be an excellent summary.  Here it is.   First, at an affective level, the robotic experience seems to be triggering very good … Continue reading

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