Advanced Ev3 Robotics Lesson For Superstars – Problem Solving
My first year teaching STEM was relatively simple from a curriculum design perspective. I knew that grades 5 & 6 would be robotics, and 7 & 8 would be 3D printing (Grade 4 Was a mystery, but I knew I'd figure it out eventually). As none of my students had previous exposure to Robots or 3D printing I could just give my grades 5 & 6 the same lesson, and give my grades 7 & 8 the same lesson. After they had the basics, I would go advanced the next year. The problem was that though I found some basic Ev3 lessons, there didn't seem to be an Advanced Ev3 Robotics Lesson to look at anywhere.…

Content Drives Technology NOT The Other Way Around
One of the ways I work to help other teachers have success in STEM Education is by working as a consultant and designer. Part of that work involves giving talks on various aspects of STEM. One of the things I've noticed (and it makes me absolutely crazy!) is that teachers fight to buy technology they have no plan for. What a waste of time and effort! Before you spend dime one on any new "product" you should have a good idea about how it will fit into your curriculum.…