STEM Mobile Learning Lab

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Lisa Blair
Rich White
We inspire, encourage and prepare students for STEM (science, technology, engineering, & mathematics) and careers!  The Greenbush STEM Mobile Learning Lab will combine some of the best features found in Fab Labs, Maker Spaces, and STEM Labs to provide customizable experiences for students, tailored to fit their learning needs.
Greenbush STEM Mobile Learning Lab:
  • We encourage students to explore, invent, and discover as they learn in our lab.
  • Our activities leverage a project-based approach and utilize the engineering design process.
  • Greenbush makes STEM learning fun, engaging, and relevant to the students’ lives.

Stations may include the following:
  • 3D Printing & Design Laser Cutting
  • Finch Robots
  • 3D AV Rover Mobile Cart
  • Coding
  • NAO Robot
  • Minecraft
  • Scratch Programming
  • Drones
  • Hummingbird Electronics
  • Mindstorm EV3 Robotics
Games, Gamification, and Gaming for Education (one full day)
This lab will cover gaming mechanics and ideas that can be leveraged in the classroom to help engage students and keep their attention. Topics will include: How to integrate badges, levels, and experience point (XP) systems into your lessons; What tools can be used to allow students to “show off” their class badges and experience points; And a few tools, tips, and tricks for teachers and students to build their own simple games and share them with peers.
iPad & Web Based Applications for Developing Computational Thinking Skills & Teaching Kids to Code (one full day)
The ability to write code is not only important to acquire for professional reasons, coding and learning to write code is a valuable skill all students should be able to leverage so they know “how” to think about complex problems. Computational thinking is quickly becoming the 5th “C” of 21st century skills, and coding helps strengthen problem solving and analytical skills. There are several iPad applications that are designed specifically for students to teach them to code and solve problems through computational thinking, this workshop will overview several of these desktop computer and iPad (or Android tablet) applications as well as others.
Game Programming & Design Lab (½ day – 4th through 8th grade)
This class will introduce students to basic design and computational thinking concepts using the MIT Scratch digital media creators toolkit. We will design and develop several electronic games and simulations and show the students how to share their work online with their friends and family.
3D Design & 3D Printer Fabrication (½ day – 4th through 8th grade)
In this lab students will create 3D designs & models that can later be 3D printed on our 3D printer. This class will introduce students to basic design and basic computational thinking concepts.
Introduction to Basic Computer Programming (½ day 8th – 12th grade)
Introduction to Computer Programming is a one day class intended to introduce 8th – 12th grade students to computer programming and computer programming concepts. This one day comprehensive class will introduce students to programming interactive applications with Scratch, web based applications with PHP, and hardware programming with the Hummingbird Kits.
Intermediate Programmers Lab (½ day – 8th through 12th grade)
The Intermediate Programmers Lab is intended for students interested in intermediate to advanced interactive application programming (no prior programming skills are necessary). This class will introduce middle school and high school students to intermediate programming concepts using the Scratch, PHP/MySQL, and Python development toolkits. Students will learn to write functional code in a teamwork environment.  Students will program several interactive projects that will demonstrate their understanding of computational and programming concepts.
Simple iPhone, iPad & Android Mobile Device Programmers Labs (½ day –  8th through 12th grade) Bring your own device.
The Simple iPhone, iPad & Android Mobile Device Programmers Labs is a 3 lab session available to middle school and high school students interested in intermediate to advanced iPad, IiPhone, and Android Smartphone programming. This class will introduce students to tablet and smartphone programming using the Corona developers toolkit.  Students will program several interactive iPhone, iPad and/or Android applications that will demonstrate their understanding of computational and programming concepts. Students will be required to bring their own IiPhone, iPad or Android device to this Lab!
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