Monday, February 22, 2016
Sunday, August 30, 2015
This school year I decided to relocate our S.T.E.M supplies to our dining room. Last year every thing was upstairs in our makers lab closet organized but not easy to access. Now I feel we can be more productive with our learning.
My boys are kinesthetic learners which means they learn through touching, feeling, experiencing the material at hand. Their education is more a hands-on approach; with manipulatives and other "props" incorporated into almost all our school subjects.
Our makers lab is equipped with the latest technology and constantly being updated. I consider reading and research a part of my job description among other things. I really enjoy learning with my boys as I have always had a love for technology.
For this school year we purchased a XYZprinting Da Vinci 1.0 3D Printer. I look forward to teaching the boys the fundamentals as their adventure in the 3D world begins.
Below are a few of things we have printed so far.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015
The boys have been following The Art of LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 Programming Book. They really enjoy the tutorials.
Ben has been getting familiar with the Arduino platform by following Youtube videos online.
This week in math we have exploring the world of fraction.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
During the summer I collected lots of material for our STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Mathematics) elective class. I wanted to have a dedicated area for the boys to utilize the material. We live in a townhouse without a basement so I had to think outside of the box. I decided to convert a spare hallway closet into our makers lab. Now they have a place to be creative and everything is in arms reach.
I purchased clear containers to keep the activities separated and organized.
How do you encourage creativity in your home?