1. Magic Moments

    Magic Moments

    Sometimes things come together in your class in such a way as to cause a smile to hit your face and remain there for the whole day. Here’s one such event: Why it’s cool: The class were working on the Move Without Wheels challenge. I was out for the day...

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  2. LEGO-based therapy

    LEGO-based therapy

    LEGO-based Therapy is a social development intervention for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The goals of LEGO Therapy for such children are to: improve their motivation to initiate social contact with peers improve their ability to sustain interaction with peers for a period of time overcome their autistic symptoms...

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  3. Challenges in K-12 engineering education: Lessons from Massachusetts

    Challenges in K-12 engineering education: Lessons from Massachusetts

    Although technology/engineering has been a part of the Massachusetts state curriculum frameworks since 2001, meaningful implementation has been slow for a number of reasons. For example, technology/engineering is considered outside the purview of the liberal-arts. Science teachers are slow to accept technology/engineering as an additional part of their responsibility. There...

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