What is the 3D Printing and Scanning Design Process?

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What is the 3D Printing and Scanning Design Process? By Matter and Form on March 9, 2020 Gone are the days where printing and scanning only involved two-dimensional paper. While 3D scanning is the process of scanning physical objects to create detailed, interactive digital models. 3D printing is the process of making three dimensional solid…

Two STEAM Lesson Plans That Use 3D Scanning: Containers & Chess Pieces

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Two STEAM Lesson Plans That Use 3D Scanning: Containers & Chess Pieces By Matter and Form on March 3rd, 2020 The STEAM movement is a new way to incorporate science, technology, engineering, arts and math into an integrated subject that prioritizes hands-on learning, complex problem solving, trial and error and real-world applications of knowledge. STEAM…

Why is STEAM Learning So Important for the Future?

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Why is STEAM Learning so Important for the Future? by Matter & Form on February 7, 2020 To succeed in the 21st century, STEAM learning needs to be the focus of next-generation students. Incredible innovations in cyber-physical systems, the internet of things, automation, the use of computers in artistic endeavours, etc, are fundamentally changing the…

STEAM Education and the Fourth Industrial Revolution

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STEAM Education and the Fourth Industrial Revolution By Matter and Form on December 20th, 2019 What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?  The Fourth Industrial Revolution is a societal shift that follows in the footsteps of the three other industrial revolutions that have occurred over the last 250 years. Whereas these earlier paradigm-shifts were defined by…

The Lego-Harris Poll and STEAM: Why Confidence in the Classroom Matters

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The Lego-Harris Poll and STEAM: Why Confidence in the Classroom Matters By Matter and Form on December 13th, 2019 What is the Lego-Harris “Confidence in Learning” Poll? Does confidence make students happier and more productive learners? What role does a hands-on learning environment play in reinforcing self-confidence? The Confidence in Learning Poll was conducted by…

3 STEAM Skills That Students Build Through 3D Scanning

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Building STEAM skills in schools has never been more important. That’s because STEAM education is an emerging pedagogy which helps students learn and succeed in the world as it exists today. STEAM combines art, design, science, technology, engineering and math into one integrated set of problem-solving tools. Rather than teaching each subject separately, STEAM strives…

The Step-by-Step Guide to Implementing STEAM in a High School Classroom

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by Matter & Form on October 11, 2019 Many recognize STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) as an important advancement in the education system that will increase job opportunities for students, teach real-world skills and redefine how we approach education. But where do educators unfamiliar with the actual logistics of this new trend even…

How to Get Your Teachers to Say Yes to STEM

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by Matter & Form on September 26th, 2019 The STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) movement has been recognized as an important advancement in the education system that will increase job opportunities for students, teach real-world skills, and redefine the modern classroom. However, implementing high-tech tools into classrooms and rewriting curriculums is much easier said…

Is Your Outdated Curriculum Failing to Interest Students?

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by Matter & Form on September 4, 2019 The world a hundred years ago, in 1919, seems almost archaic now. Horse-drawn carriages and Model Ts transported people around cities, movies were silent, and women couldn’t even vote.1 It was a world that would be virtually unrecognizable to us today. And yet, one hundred years later,…