Dorothy Bennett, NYSCI’s Director of Design Based Learning in Schools, talks about young people’s desire to play and be active participants in their learning experience.
She discusses the development of New York Hall of Science’s Noticing Tools™ – which offer fun and creative ways for students to wrestle with complicated math and science topics such as proportion, force and motion, by allowing students to create and document their design projects and share with others.
Dorothy’s team has been specifically working on the Size Wise tool – an iPad app which allows students to explore ratios and proportions while making funny pictures that make things look wildly bigger and smaller than they really are.
If you're a teacher, sign up for the beta download here: http://nysci.org/noticing/
To find out more about the app, visit: http://nysci.org/sizewise/
"Dreamy Flashback" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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