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Igniting Critical Thinking and Problem-solving through Tinkering Labs and Mobile Technologies

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Makerspaces and Coding are just two of the ingredients of a highly engaging learning lab that allows students to create, collaborate, and invent - while sparking authentic math, science, and literacy development. Join Jenna Linskens as she explores a variety of mobile applications and project ideas for use in your learning lab. She will explain how simple programming and coding can be used to ignite an inner engineering passion in students. Jenna will also discuss why play, tinkering, and building are essential elements to promote critical thinking, inquiry, and problem-solving in today's learning lab environment.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Cross-curricular
Last aired on: Tuesday, August 9, 2016 @ 2:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Mobile Learning Intermediate , STEM, Tools for Student Projects
Tags: coding, iPads, makerspaces, Mobile learning, STEM, tabliets, Tinkering lab

Reviews (19)

Full Member
Thanks for the info to try some new sites.
Full Member
Excellent resource. Good ideas and summary of possible apps to use with students.
Full Member
Awesome resource!
Full Member
Helpful tips about using coding and makerspaces to encourage students to use higher level thinking skills.

Full Member
Lots of great resources. Thank you for the information.
Full Member
Jenna shared lots of great ideas for apps and web based activities. Thank you for sharing your knowledge in the excellent overview!
Full Member
Lots of interactive tech tools for kids to use in creating projects! I love the still movie image, maze and the coding app. Very knowledgeable presenter.
Full Member
My favorite website is the : where
students can color 2D pictures online then turn it into a 3D. Thank you for sharing it:)
Basic Member
Crayola color alive was so neat! Loved the free websites to include in a Makerspace.
Basic Member
Many ideas! It would be great to hear more about android compatible apps. Thank you so much for all the ideas!!
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