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THE Journal: Teaching STEAM without Screens

Posted By christina On March 28, 2019 in Media Coverage

See the article entitled, “Teaching STEAM without Screens”, where Kitty Rea, from Ms. Kitty’s Harmony Road School, shares how she taught her K–4 students STEAM without using screens to learn about gray whale migration. Using KIBO, the lesson came alive!

Kitty goes on to describe the planning on this research project during her STEAM camp, which covered science, technology, engineering, arts and math lessons with almost zero screen time. Learn what happened along the way in each discipline during their gray whale project.

She goes on to say, “There’s a big push to use more technology in every school subject, but young kids really can’t learn when they’re just sitting still. Kids need to move. The more they’re manipulating things on their own, the more opportunities they have to become creators. As kids, they don’t need to be tied to a screen with a set of rules. We don’t want them to just be able to parrot facts back to us. Whether it’s technology or the arts, we need them to be able to think for themselves.