As I have been speaking to individuals and groups about The Arduino Classroom: Volume One and finalizing doing the standards analysis, I have had the opportunity to reflect on the Allied Arts presented in the book. Sadly, “A” is a catch-all for language arts, art, music, design, history, and a full spectrum of other content which deserve their own consideration in this acronym. “A” to me seems burdened, perhaps overwhelmed, by all of the content that is poured into “A.” It follows then that it is more easily ignored as compared with the other four letters in STEAM.
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Date Authored: 2019-03-27
In less than a week, 18 teams from my eighth-grade students will be presenting their science and technology projects. The students have worked on developing their Arduino skills over the past school year and now are ready to show their abilities.
Date Authored: 2019-02-15
Over the past 20 years, I have met, filmed, written about, and followed dozens of scientists and explorers. I have always found that these scientists brilliant, inspirational, and technologically savvy. But I have also discovered that there is an engineer or more typically a whole team including engineers, coders, specialists, and technicians that support their every move.