Episode 44 – Dr. Corey Hall


Dr. Corey Hall is a STEM Curriculum Developer. She spent the majority of her career as a middle school librarian where she brought technology to life for her students and as a science and math teacher. Dr. Hall has a BA in Middle Education, a MS in Educational Technology, a Master of Library & Information Sciences in emerging technology, and a PhD in Education/Technology Management.

Episode Notes

Music used in the podcast: Higher Up, Silverman Sound Studio

Acronyms, Definitions & Fact Check

Catalog: https://stemeducationworks.com/catalog/#p=1

Makerspaces in Libraries: http://www.ala.org/pla/resources/tools/technology/makerspaces

Makerspaces/Learning Commons: https://knowledgequest.aasl.org/category/blogs/maker/

Developing Inclusive Learners and Citizens: Activity Guide and Framework https://standards.aasl.org/project/inclusive/

Microbit – The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized computer that introduces you to how software and hardware work together. It has an LED light display, buttons, sensors and many input/output features that, when programmed, let it interact with you and your world. (https://microbit.org/get-started/first-steps/introduction)

Spheros – Sphero, Inc. is an American consumer robotics and toy company based in Boulder, Colorado. Their first product, the Sphero, is a white spherical robot launched in December 2011 capable of rolling around under the control of a smartphone or tablet. (wikipedia)

Little Bits – a New York City-based startup that makes an open source library of modular electronics, which snap together with small magnets for prototyping and learning. The company’s goal is to democratize hardware the way software and printing have been democratized. (wikipedia)

Ohm’s Law states that the current through a conductor between two points is directly proportional to the voltage across the two points. Introducing the constant of proportionality, the resistance, one arrives at the usual mathematical equation that describes this relationship. (wikipedia)

Watt’s Law defines the relationship between power, amperage, and voltage drop in an electrical circuit. Watts Law also states that the power of an electrical circuit is the product of its voltage and current. (wikipedia)

A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.  These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, cnc machines, soldering irons and even sewing machines. (wikipedia)

Snap Circuits – a line of electronic kits manufactured by Elenco Electronics and aimed at children eight years and older.[1] The kits come in a variety of sizes, offering a range of building experience for the user, and may include capacitorsdiodeselectric motorslampsLEDsradioselectromagnetsspeakersresistorstransformertransistors and voltmeters. The kits contain a plastic baseboard into which the various components and wires can be snapped to easily create a working circuit. (wikipedia)

ELA – English Language arts is the study and improvement of the arts of language. Traditionally, the primary divisions in language arts are literature and language, where language in this case refers to both linguistics, and specific languages. (wikipedia)

Tinker CAD – a free, online 3D modeling program that runs in a web browser, known for its simplicity and ease of use. Since it became available in 2011 it has become a popular platform for creating models for 3D printing as well as an entry-level introduction to constructive solid geometry in schools. (wikipedia)

Fab Labs – a small-scale workshop offering digital fabrication. A fab lab is typically equipped with an array of flexible computer-controlled tools that cover several different length scales and various materials, with the aim to make “almost anything”. (wikipedia)

Zork – an interactive fiction computer game. It was originally developed by four members of the MIT Dynamic Modelling Group—Tim Anderson, Marc Blank, Bruce Daniels, and Dave Lebling–between 1977 and 1979 for the DEC PDP-10 mainframe computer. (wikipedia)

Doogie Howser, M.D. – A TV show that aired from 1989 to 1993 about a teenage genius deals with the usual problems of growing up: having a girlfriend, going to parties, hanging out with his best friend, all of this on top of being a licensed physician in a difficult residency program. (IMDb)

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