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ERIC Number: EJ1115372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Engineering Encounters: Sailing into the Digital Era
Bellavance, Janet; Truchon, Amy
Science and Children, v53 n3 p66-72 Nov 2015
This article describes how Janet Bellavance teamed with technology integration specialist, Amy Truchon to incorporate iPads into her Engineering is Elementary (EiE) unit--a curriculum that engages elementary students in engineering simple technologies. In an EiE unit, students design, test, and then, based on test results, improve their design, using an age-appropriate five-step engineering design process (EDP). This simple process--Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve--turned out to provide an effective structure for Bellavance as a teacher as she worked to redefine what it means for students to create science journals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A