a lesson plan exchange service on STEAM Education. Give to receive! Click here to X-Change!
If X= knowledge, we are exchanging it!
X-Change is a service for exchanging Lesson Plans between STEAM educators. It is a way of sharing knowledge and exchanging teaching resources, in which we transmit to other colleagues lesson plans that we have written or that we have already used. We recycle our knowledge of STEAM Education.
What is a Lesson Plan?
It is a tutorial that demonstrates how a specific STEAM educational activity is carried out or a document that contains information necessary to carry out a practical task in the context of a STEAM Education activity!
Each lesson plan received by EASE is reviewed and if selected, credits will be given to the account of the author who submits each lesson plan.
With the credits you collect, you can access other Lesson Plans from European colleagues, exchanging EASE credits you’ve accumulated.
This service has no profit goals and EASE credits only serve to value the contribution of each one.
However, EASE members receive automatically a certain amount of credits with their membership.
How does it work?
- Create an EASE account;
- Submit your own lesson plans to EASE’s X-Change;
- Gain EASE credits;
- Invest your EASE credits in other colleagues’ lesson plans. We’re exchanging!
Also leave your review about the Lesson Plans on our X-Change!
Paper Thoughts On Maker Education
Maker education is a way to promote problem-solving skills, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking via making. It is a plus that the wide range of tools and high tech machines now available via fablabs and makerspaces make the learning experience more fun and appealing to all that are intrigued by design and digital technologies.
As a maker, a scientist and a STE(A)M trainer I believe that it is useful to reflect on a general framework that would help in integrating making in the traditional learning systems. This paper presents some general thoughts about maker education as they can be found in the literature. This is not an original work but more a list of facts that I’ve been using with success throughout the past 12 years.
Credits needed for this Lesson Plan [1 EASE Credit= 1€]: