Was thrilled to get another opportunity to visit Microsoft in Brisbane today to participate in the Full STEAM Ahead event.
STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.
My three rotations gave me a taste of Makey Makey, Raspberry Pi and Minecraft.
Makey Makey was a highlight for me. My group made an "Operation" style game with Stan from South Park. The Makey Makey was connected to the Surface which had a program in Scratch running which caused a "beep" to sound when you touched the foil edges and you to loose a health point.
Josh Burker's Blog has more information on this activity.
New Learning Environments: Linq Precinct
Blended Learning - Shane Mason
The image below outlines the model: