STEM Alliance, Scientix & FCL webinar with Dassault Systèmes: Make ideas come to life. Learn how to foster creativity, design, and engineering skills of children in the classroom and at home.
Date & time: Tuesday, 13 October 2020 at 17:00 (Central European Summer Time)
- Justin Burton, Product Manager SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids
- Marie Planchard, Engineering & STEM Education Advocate, Dassault Systèmes
Description: Teachers and parents need creative ways to engage their students in fun, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities and learning. SOLIDWORKS® Apps for Kids introduces children from ages 4 to 14 to the excitement of imagining and designing their own creations.
SOLIDWORKS Apps for Kids is a free of charge resource that inspires young thinkers and gives them the tools to turn their wildest creations into reality. A web-based collection of apps, available for tablets and other mobile devices, such as Shape It, Style It, Mech It, Capture It, Show it and Print It, allows children to get inspired about design in a fun, exciting way and then share their ideas with others.
For the Educators:
Using the Apps for Kids Classroom interface, educators can create and organize self-contained workshops/lessons in an exciting and easy-to-use environment. Educators who sign up for Apps for Kids Classroom have taken advantage of these invaluable features:
- Invite other teachers to your organization
- Easily set up and manage student accounts
- Share content directly with a class of students
- Fun and diverse lesson plans that are based on current curriculum standards
- Lesson plans specifically designed for different age groups
- A secure and private environment for students and educators to collaborate
What participants learned in this webinar:
Marie, a public engineering educator for over 10 years, provided examples of STEM competencies in Apps for Kids and how educators have used these apps in and out of their classroom.
Justin developed and designed two examples, the key chain for an individual student and the bridge, a team project for multiple students to design and collaborate.
Call to Action: Register for free - Apps for Kids Classroom www.solidworks.com/a4kclassroom
Learn More About Apps for Kids Classroom: www.solidworks.com/a4kclassroomweb
Educator Example: Teacher Jackie Tan, South Tahoe Middle School, Nevada USA, Blog.
STEM Alliance http://www.stemalliance.eu
The STEM Alliance brings together Industries, European Ministries of Education and education stakeholders to promote STEM (Science [Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology], Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and careers to young Europeans and address anticipated future skills gaps within the European Union.
In collaboration with Dassault Systemes http://www.3ds.com/ and Future Classroom Lab https://fcl.eun.org/