Good post on how to use Instagram for teaching ideas. https://learninginhand.com/blog/instagram-for-teachers
Great resources here on how to teach critique.
Lego Engineering is a great site with a ton of wonderful challenge ideas and tips for working with Lego Robotics. Be sure to use the search to find a slew of great resources.
Great Instructable here for Creating a Coral Reef in Tinkercad http://www.instructables.com/id/Creating-a-Coral-Reef/
I love math! I started working with some advanced math students last year and we incorporated some Math in Nature as part of our explorations. Below are some links we found helpful.
Maths Outdoors – http://creativestarlearning.co.uk/c/maths-outdoors/
Hexaflexagon – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIVIegSt81k
Honeybees Love Hexagons – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEzlsjAqADA
Hexagon Tiling – http://mathworld.wolfram.com/HexagonTiling.html
Tessellation – http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Tessellation.html
Honeycomb Conjecture – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hnbfcWHLYc
The Golden Ratio
Golden Ratio – http://mathworld.wolfram.com/GoldenRatio.html
Golden Rectangles All Around Activity – http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/Geom/around.html
Fibonacci Number – http://mathworld.wolfram.com/FibonacciNumber.html
The magic of Fibonacci numbers –https://www.ted.com/talks/arthur_benjamin_the_magic_of_fibonacci_numbers#t-363498
General Information and teaching ideas – http://creativestarlearning.co.uk/maths-outdoors/outdoor-maths-fractals-in-nature/
Fractal Foundation – http://fractalfoundation.org/
Nico’s Fractal Machine- Fractal Creator where you can stop and save an image of the fractal you made
African Fractals – http://www.csdt.rpi.edu/african/African_Fractals/applications4.html
By Nature’s Design https://www.amazon.com/Natures-Design-Exploratorium-Book/dp/0811803295
The Magic of Mathematics
How to Draw with Math https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/how-to-draw-with-math/
Agency by Design “Investigating the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning.” from Harvard’s Project Zero. So many great resources here! In particular I love the Agency by Design Framework.
“Gandhi called his life “experiments with truth,” and experimenting in the complex field of forces that bear on our lives is how we learn more about our integrity. We learn experimentally that we thrive on some connections and wither with others, that we enhance our integrity by choosing relationships that give us life and violate it by assenting to those that do not.
Experimentation is risky. We rarely know in advance what will give us life and what will sap life away. But if we want to deepen our understanding of our own integrity, experiment we must – and then be willing to make choices as we view the experimental results.
‘All real living is meeting,’ said Martin Buber, and teaching is endless meeting. Staying open to new meetings, trying to distinguish those that have integrity from those that do not, is a tiring and sometimes frightening task. I am often tempted to protect my sense of self behind barricades of status or role, to withhold myself from colleagues or students or ideas and from the collisions we will surely have.
When I succumb to that temptation, my identity and integrity are diminished – and I lose the heart to teach.”
Revisiting one of my favorite books – Courage to Teach by Parker Palmer – and the above spoke to me.