Other Information: can help elementary children to design and build their own solutions to problems. The book is a valuable resource of basic information, including organization, matearials, tools and starting points for technology investigations. Photos provide examples of students' work in classrooms
i genuinely think the most positive aspect of utilizing design technology projects is that students (and their teachers) begin to look at problems and issues from multiple points of view and in relationship to a variety of contexts.
For this issues of Connect, we wanted to talk to Susan Dunn and Rob Larson to learn what new issues and concerns they see in this remarkable field of learning, seven yers after the publication of their book.
This once stereotypical urban school has become a center of purposeful activity and experiential learning. In 1994, as a newly designated Science and Technology Magnet School, the Y.E. Smith staff was charged with the task of designing and implementing an innovative kindergarten-fifth grade curriculum that would not only attract a diverse population of families but increase student achievement on North Carolina End-Of-Grade tests in third through fifth grades.
In children's engineering, youngsters address real challenges that open the doors to relevant areas of study. Examples of critical areas include aesthetics, spatial and mathematical relationships, energy transfer, physical structures, materials science and communication. Through design technology, children's engineering, children develop and physically represent their understanding of more abstract notions in concrete and accessible forms.
The investigation began when Esmate came in proudly stating he had come to school by taxi. Julie said it wasn't fair and that she wished she had a taxi. We had a large cardboard box in the classroom and decided to use to make a taxi.