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Thank you to everyone who has posted on our STEM to STEAM theme so far. We would love you to join in with our online course over the next three weeks http://dlaberasmus.eu/courses/stem-steam-online-course/ and continue to discuss STEM to STEAM here so that we can move the ideas forwards together as an international community.

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Northampton International Academy’s first DLaB day
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Second posting due to failure of first-
Hearing STEAM Example- How do our senses affect our learning?
I was lucky enough to try something similar to this example with my students. Linked to an ongoing science topic, we asked the question about how do our senses affect our learning and what can those who lack a certain sense do to enhance those remaining? Can able learners use all of their senses to aid fellow peers?

We started by taking part in a guided tour of our school. For this, the children worked in pairs and with one blindfolded, the others were asked to describe in detail the surroundings including what they could see, smell, hear etc. They were asked to be as descriptive as possible to provide an image to the fellow learner. Once the children returned, they were asked to discuss the answers to the questions that had thought of at the start of the lesson and whether having a lack of sight answered these.


We followed this with a technology idea and looked into ways that technology could help us. A lot of children thought of 'Alexa' and 'Ask Google' and the benefits platforms such as these gave us. They were then asked to invent and design their own piece of technology to present to the 'Dragons'. I also showed them a clip of a recent programme on BBC2 about inventing the impossible and how engineers were able to create new ideas to support the public. The mathematics element was included here as they were asked to include funding for their invention.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episodes/b09g5hwf?suggid=b09g5hwf

Finally, they were asked to create their own piece of artwork. Here we had two ideas running at the same time. First, they were asked to create a piece of artwork using a variety of mixed media but they were only allowed a restricted view (goggles with one eye blacked out). The second group were asked to compose a piece of music with restricted hearing (foam headphones for muffled sound).

At the end of the day, the children were able to answer a number of questions in relation to their findings and they were so enthused to see the outcomes of their findings.

I am so looking forward to planning another day like this one towards the end of next term and keep looking out for new ideas to inspire me (and the children!)

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A new one to me and one that’s a steal at Argos in the UK at £19.99. Code a Pillar is a great introduction to sequence learning for 3-6 year olds. The additional Master Expansion pack adds 360 degree turns repeats and 45 degree turns to push the Reception class boundaries but at £35 (best price so far). Is v expensive. The main product is, however, excellent value at this price.

Btw. The big kid in me bought one even though I’m on a camping tour to north Scotland. What’s one more bit of tech to pack, anyway?

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5587188.htm

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A little late due to a holiday and then participating in an exhibition, here are my thoughts on the last part.

http://www.suepownallartist.co.uk/blog-art-of-a-nomad/what-if-we-could-see-colour

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Synchronicity... animated music just popped up in my FB and goes well with week three's themes.

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Returning to this theme, I have just discovered the My_Big_Lamp app by Adriaan de Jongh

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/my-big-lamp/id1364333177?mt=8

This is another example, along with the current crop of VR apps, of being able to get inside and explore a micro world. This one seems to have particular artistic merits, too.
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