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CELI 18

Connected Educators LI 2018

Session Leader

Connected Educators LI 2018

CELI 18

A 5th grader and a mechanical engineer walk into a bar (stop me if you’ve heard this one). They are tasked with building an efficient scale within 3 days, that can weigh items up to 1 pound using any materials they desire. They present their finished projects three days later. The engineer developed a digital scale with an internal processor that links to a mobile app and can measure down to the nearest ounce. The cost to build his project was nearly $400 and it took him the entire three days. The student built a balance scale using balsa wood, rubber bands, paper plates and a check weight set, which he borrowed from his science teacher. It measures to the nearest tenth of a gram and cost him $3.50 to build. He also coded a simple website in his spare time with a weight conversion chart, instructional videos on how to build this scale, and earned $23.75 in ad revenue from those YouTube videos.
So how do we cultivate and harness the creativity of our students and carry that forward into their professional lives to avoid the excess baggage of “grown-up” ideas? This session, led by George Andriopoulos, gave the audience a unique perspective on: ‘Students vs. Professionals: Why Cultivated Creativity in K-12 Blows Away the “manufactured” Creativity of an Adult.’

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  • Date :

    Mar . 24 . 2018

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    CELI 18

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