By Douglas Kiang Minecraft (http://education.minecraft.net) is a tremendously popular 3D open sandbox game. It is also a wonderful tool for building in Creative mode, which I use with my students throughout the school year. Here are some examples of building projects, and what students can learn from them. Building to Recreate Something One introductory project […]
August 23rd 3pm EST on EdWeb.Net >> Watch the Webinar Recording on EdWeb Design Thinking encourages students to engage in empathy, define problems, prototype, iterate, and solve real-world problems. Makerspaces help students foster critical thinking, open-ended creativity and iterative design. In this webinar, Beth and Douglas presented the design thinking process. They showed examples […]
May 26 5pm EST on EdWeb.Net >> Watch the Webinar Recording on EdWeb Most educators think robotics, 3D printing, and construction when they envision maker spaces, so how does this concept fit into the curriculum? By using design thinking as a framework for instruction, we will explore the possibilities for students to engage in […]
This post first appeared on Edutopia. We teach kids how to write by first immersing them in stories and literature. We should adopt this same approach to teach coding and programming. In fact, this is something I already do: giving every child a background in coding that allows those who are interested and motivated […]
Atlanta was a great place to kick off our Summer Workshops last week. This week we led 4 more workshops in Chicago exploring the possibilities of iPads, Chromebooks, and beyond. Check out these resources from those workshops and more from the week. All of our Summer Workshop’s agendas and resources are curated using Google Sites, […]
Douglas Kiang is both a member of the EdTechTeacher instructional team as well as teaches computer science and heads the technology resource teachers group at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. He holds a Master’s Degree in Technology, Innovation, and Education from Harvard and is an Apple Distinguished Educator. In addition to being an important thought-leader who addresses […]
This post first appeared on Edudemic. True Project Based Learning (PBL) challenges students to acquire deeper knowledge of a concept by establishing connections outside their classroom. According to the research on PBL, the main tenets are to create real world connections, develop critical thinking skills, foster structured collaboration, motivate student driven work, and enable a […]
Check out this capture of Richard Byrne’s session from Doug Kiang using Sketch Notes.