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Create an Engineering / Innovation TechChallenge Module

[#Introduction Introduction] | [#Task Task] | [#Process Process] | [#Evaluation Evaluation] | [#Conclusion Conclusion] | [#Credits Credits] | [#Teachers Page Teachers Page]

by Ms. Taylor

To ensure that there are plenty of interesting TechChallenge Modules in the collection, create another Module about an Engineering idea or Innovation.

Contents

Introduction

In addition to the 16 standard Technology Lab Modules, there are a number of extra projects to work on. But it would be great have more.

You can help. Create a TechChallenge module to add to the growing collection. Explore some engineering projects and innovations that interest you. Set them up as “tasks” and share with the TechLab as new modules.

Task

Create a TechChallenge Module. You can work alone or with a partner.

Modules follow this outline. This will guide your research and writing.

Process

  • Think about an engineering idea or innovation that is interesting
  • Search for some factual information that makes the connection between the activity and the engineering or innovation
  • Have someone else try your module – you will both get credit. you and the review need to keep notes as the review works through your module. compare notes when finished. decide what would make your module better.
  • Make changes to your module. Use your notes and the reviewers notes to decide what changes to make. You may not want or need to make all the changes but you do have to be able to explain your decision.

Evaluation

Beginning 1 Developing 2 Qualified 3 Exemplary 4 Score
Is the Module complete? Some basic information provide Most of the module information provided All the Module information complete. Can be used as is Creative / original learning activities included
Are the Engineering / Innovation Connections clear? Some information about connection engineering / innovation Links to engineering ideas, innovation, application of STEM provided Engineering / innovation connection clear, examples Connections reinforced with pictures, media

This is how your work will be evaluated.
Beginning
1 Developing
2 Qualified
3 Exemplary
4 Score

Is the Module complete? Some basic information provide
Most of the module information provided
All the Module information complete. Can be used as is
Creative / original learning activities included

Are the Engineering / Innovation Connections clear?
Some information about connection engineering / innovation
Links to engineering ideas, innovation, application of STEM provided
Engineering / innovation connection clear, examples
Connections reinforced with pictures, media

Conclusion

You learn a lot by teaching someone else. By creating a Module, you don’t have to be there to teach someone else. Your module will be added to the collection so that it will be in the “choices” for many years we hope.

  • What did you learn about your module topic?
  • Do you still have questions about the TechChallenge?
  • How could you make the TechChallenge better?
  • If you were going to start over, what would you do differently?
  • What tips would you give to someone who is going to create their own module?

Credits

Thanks to WebQuest for the ideas, framework, collection of WebQuests and development tools

Author Biography
Ms. Taylor
Volunteer – K-8 STEAM and online learning

Permissions
We all benefit by being generous with our work. Permission is granted for others to use and modify this WebQuest for educational, non-commercial purposes as long as the original authorship is credited. The modified WebQuest may be shared only under the same conditions. See the Creative Commons Attribution • Non-Commercial• Share-Alike license for details.

This WebQuest was created in QuestGarden

Table of Contents

[#Introduction Introduction]
[#Task Task]
[#Process Process]
[#Evaluation Evaluation]
[#Conclusion Conclusion]
[#Credits Credits]
[#Teachers Page Teachers Page]
[#Teachers Page-Teacher Introduction Teacher Introduction]
[#Teachers Page-Teacher Process Teacher Process]
[#Teachers Page-Resources Resources]
[#Teachers Page-Credits Credits]

Teachers Page

by Ms. Taylor

To ensure that there are plenty of interesting TechLab Modules in the collection, create another Module about an Engineering idea or Innovation.

Teacher Introduction

These Modules are being created by TechLab students for other TechLab students.

These are intended to be self-directed activities for individuals or partners.

Engineering concepts and application to innovation are identified and demonstrated with a short hands-on activity that can be complete with minimal supplies or expense.

Teacher Process

These are student projects. The teacher is “the guide on the side”, the Knowledgeable Other.

Resources

There are many good resources for learning about creating WebQuests.

WebQuest

process

template http://webquest.org/sdsu/templates/lesson-template1.htm

collections of activities for including in a webquest

Collections of ready-made WebQuests

Credits

Thanks to WebQuest for the ideas, framework, collection of WebQuests and development tools

Author Biography
Ms. Taylor
Volunteer – K-8 STEAM and online learning

Permissions
We all benefit by being generous with our work. Permission is granted for others to use and modify this WebQuest for educational, non-commercial purposes as long as the original authorship is credited. The modified WebQuest may be shared only under the same conditions. See the Creative Commons Attribution • Non-Commercial• Share-Alike license for details.

This WebQuest was created in QuestGarden

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