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Educational Comics in a STEM Lesson PlanHands-on lessons are a perennial favorite in the classroom for both students and teachers. Students typically learn best when they are personally invested in the lesson — the more attention paid to the topic at hand, the better! Getting students involved in a hands-on way for STEM can take many forms. Why not try educational comics or graphic novels? Making a comic is a fantastic exercise in artistic expression: throwing some STEM into the mix makes it all the better.

The following lesson plan concept is aimed primarily at elementary school students. Of course, feel free to adapt it to any age group (the only real change would be the complexity of the STEM topic).

Lesson Overview
Summary

The goal is for students to create a short comic book or graphic novel that will spark further interest in the STEM fields.

Task Overview

The students will watch a short video clip to introduce them to the idea of technology changing over time. The students will then be divided into small groups. Each group will work together to produce a short graphic novel or comic book that will show how the students feel the world will change in the future.

Lesson Introduction and Hook (~2-5 min)
The teacher will show the students this YouTube video clip from the old cartoon show The Jetsons. Before showing the students the clip, ask the students to try to remember one ‘takeaway’ from the clip — some piece of technology, clothing, or social mannerism that does not exist in today’s world.

Concept Check

Once the clip is over, allow the students a minute to consider what they have seen. Ask some of the following questions to engage students and incentivize discussion:

       What did you see the Jetsons do in the clip that seemed impossible?
       What similarities exist between you, your family, and the Jetsons?
       Do you want a flying car (who doesn’t?)
Task Preparation (~5 min)
With the students divided into groups of 3-4 students (depending on the size of your class), hand out copies of this one-page, single-panel comic. Have the students read the comic. Once each group has read the comic, have a brief discussion about the comic as a class.

Concept Check

       This is “what kind” of book? (Comic book).
       Does the Sun end up wearing pants?
       What happens to the pants the Sun puts on?
Task Production
Now that the students understand the idea of technology in the future (The Jetsons) and have an idea of how comic books work (Unearthed Comics), each group will produce a short (1-2 page, depending on time) comic book.

Ask the students to do the following:

Write a short, 1-2 page comic book that takes place in the future.
The hero of their story can be anyone — an elementary student, an astronaut, a superhero, etc.
The hero must encounter or use at least one “futuristic thing” that the students find amusing or interesting (flying cars, robot dogs, teleportation, and so on).
The goal here is for the students to actively engage in thinking about the ways in which science, technology, engineering, and mathematics can change the world they live in.
Depending on your class size and length, aim for 15-20 minutes of writing and illustration time.
Task Review
Once the students have completed their comics, ask for volunteers to share. After each group has shared, ask clarifying questions to the class regarding what sort of technology the comic has shown (and whether they, too, would like a robot cat!). :)

Reference Site:
https://everfi.com/insights/blog/educational-comics-in-a-stem-lesson-plan/

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There’s no denying that STEM is in high demand, and rightfully so. The more we prepare our students for careers in this high-growth field, the better equipped they will be in the future. In a future increasingly focused on the gig economy, STEM education and entrepreneurship will be more closely linked than ever before – these skills will be applicable in more than just traditional, ‘stable’ jobs.

In fact, entrepreneurship skills and STEM education go hand-in-hand. The competencies required to succeed in STEM–creativity, problem-solving, foresight, adaptability–are equally suited for success as an entrepreneur.

Actionable Skills
At the heart of every great entrepreneurial venture is the desire to solve a problem. That underlying ideology is what makes STEM so enjoyable for many of our students. Give students the tools and skills they need to solve a problem and watch them work it out on their own!

More so than in perhaps any other field, STEM teaches actionable skills to students:

1: Adaptability and Flexibility

Students need to be able to analyze new problems as they arise and develop solutions rapidly. Keeping an open mind is fundamental to success in both STEM education and entrepreneurship. After all, nothing ever goes as planned the first time around!

Flexibility ties into persistence (discussed below). The best way to approach problem-solving is with an open mind towards creative, unique solutions.

2: Persistence

Ask anyone involved in coding or software engineering and they’ll agree: persistence and dedication are absolutely necessary to succeed. STEM careers are notorious for tasking workers with problems that require a lot of elbow grease to solve.

Likewise, it’s difficult to think of a single successful entrepreneur who didn’t top the charts in terms of persistence.

3: Data Above Everything

Entrepreneurship requires vision, but also requires a firm understanding of practical realities. STEM emphasizes data-driven decision-making and successful STEM professionals base their decisions on hard facts.

Making decisions on what we feel or think may pay off occasionally, but it’s universally better to make decisions based on what we know. The more we stress data-driven decision-making to our students, the better prepared they will be for both STEM and their own business ventures.

4: Creativity

Perhaps the most paramount skill in the STEM + Entrepreneurship overlap is creativity. Think of all the great entrepreneurs in history — Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Benjamin Franklin — and consider just how impressive their accomplishments were and still are.

These are people who had the foresight and creativity to imagine solutions to problems that didn’t even exist yet! That’s the sort of forward thinking we need to stress to our students.

Tip: Asking students to explain “why” in their own words is a great way to elicit creative responses.

5: Teamwork

No one, not even the most brilliant entrepreneur, exists in a bubble. Engineers work in teams. Designers and software coders? Teams. And entrepreneurs? Steve Jobs and Bill Gates started entire companies built on a bunch of teams bundled in one. That collaboration catapulted them to the forefront of modern STEM/entrepreneurship discussion.

Tip: An old trick is to ask students to discuss how they would cross a hypothetical wall or barrier. Continue adding more barriers (a moat, perhaps a dragon if you’re feeling inventive) and see how your students naturally turn towards teamwork as the solution.

Practical Skills
Of course, STEM education also provides practical skills for students to succeed. Knowledge to actually perform the STEM task set before them — whether it’s coding or designing a building — is invaluable.

Think of it more as a theoretical background, though. For example, any practicing engineer will tell you that they rarely (if ever) use the “calculate this differential on paper” method taught in universities. But where STEM education shines is teaching students how to think, not what to think.

Similarities Abound
STEM and entrepreneurship require many of the same skills. STEM skills are applicable in a broad range of ventures outside of careers in hard science. After all, STEM education teaches students how to think above all else — that’s invaluable.


Reference site
https://everfi.com/insights/blog/stem-education-and-entrepreneurship-5-big-skills-that-overlap/

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Google Classroom / Google Classroom
« on: August 23, 2014, 03:39:44 PM »
 Classroom is available to anyone with Google Apps for Education, a free suite of productivity tools including Gmail, Drive and Docs.

Classroom is designed to help teachers create and collect assignments paperlessly, including time-saving features like the ability to automatically make a copy of a Google Document for each student. It also creates Drive folders for each assignment and for each student to help keep everyone organized.

Students can keep track of what’s due on the Assignments page and begin working with just a click. Teachers can quickly see who has or hasn't completed the work, and provide direct, real-time feedback and grades right in Classroom.

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Fair, Event, Program / World earthday-2014
« on: April 24, 2014, 03:16:17 PM »
Daffodil International School celebrated World Earth Day by organized demonstrations, plant trees, clean up environment, demand renewable energy targets, Green IT and much more. This year’s theme is Green Cities.
Earth Day is a day of action. And action is exactly what we need. The environmental challenges of our time are too great and too urgent for us not to march, teach, and rally for a safe, stable climate and a planet where our children can survive and thrive.

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Examination Policies / Exam Rules
« on: February 18, 2014, 12:26:28 PM »
Daffodil International School

Exam Rules

1)   No folder is allowed in the Exam Hall- one board is sufficient to write on.
2)   Students must carry their pen, eraser, sharpener (all is needed to write) in their hands or in a transparent plastic pencil box/bag.
3)   Students are not to borrow any thing from any body during the examination.
4)   Talking inside the exam hall is forbidden- 5 marks will be deducted for any attempt to talk. The student may be asked to leave the room at the teacher’s discretion.
5)   When the examination starts, the student must write his/her name only, on the question paper. No other writing is permitted.
6)   Students will start their answer writing from second page of the answer script.
7)    Students must write their name, class and subject on the front page and on alternate pages. Students must also number their pages. They must mark the answer correctly.
8)   An unmarked answer will not be corrected or marked.
9)   The math rough work should be done on the right side of the answer script after drawing 1.5 inch margin
10)   Students must not read the question paper before the bell rings to start the exam. The question paper will be placed upside down on their desks during this time. They must not write anything after the bell rings to end the exam.
11)   Any student arriving later than half an hour of the scheduled exam time will not be permitted extra time.
12)   No student may leave the exam hall 15 minutes before the allotted time.



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Edexcel Board / O Level A' level
« on: February 18, 2014, 11:23:30 AM »
O and A' level registration requirements

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Chandpur Campus / Chandpur
« on: September 09, 2013, 03:24:13 PM »
Chandpur:1222/1132, Stadium Road, Chandpur - 3600
Phone: 0841-65944
Cell: 01713493295, 01713493296, 01716493298

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Literature & Book Review / Litereture and review
« on: September 09, 2013, 03:22:58 PM »
Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost possible degree. It is in literature that the concrete outlook of humanity receives its expression. Literature always anticipates life. It does not copy it, but moulds it to its purpose.  What is wonderful about great literature is that it transforms the man who reads it towards the condition of the man who wrote.

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Other Religions / Other religion
« on: September 09, 2013, 03:21:06 PM »
Religion is the daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to ignorance the nature of the Unknowable. We go into religion in order to feel warmer in our hearts, more connected to others, more connected to something greater and to have a sense of peace. Religion is the human attitude towards a sacred order that includes within it all being—human or otherwise—i.e., belief in a cosmos, the meaning of which both includes and transcends man.

Ansary

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Math Corner / Math
« on: September 09, 2013, 02:18:15 PM »
Mathematics is the science of numbers and their operations, interrelations, combinations, generalizations, and abstractions and of space configurations and their structure, measurement, transformations, and generalizations. Albert Einstein thought-- as far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
Online education: There are some major advantages to online education, including the ability to set your own study time. There are dozens of reasons to go back to school but there are also dozens of reasons not to. You may be looking for a promotion or career change that requires additional training, or you may simply be ready to learn something new. But with today's busy lifestyle, there's little time to devote to regularly scheduled class time. That's where online education can be a great asset for a motivated person.

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Nature, Geography, Astronomy / Nature, Geography, Astronomy
« on: September 09, 2013, 02:17:04 PM »
 Come forth into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher. Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, simpler or more direct than does Nature, because in her inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous. Without geography we're nowhere. Geography doesn't simply begin and end with maps showing the location of all the countries of the world. Geography poses fascinating questions about who we are and how we got to be that way, and then provides clues to the answers. Geography is the mother lode of sciences. God is infinite, so His universe must be too. Thus is the excellence of God magnified and the greatness of His kingdom made manifest; He is glorified not in one, but in countless suns; not in a single earth, a single world, but in a thousand thousand infinity of worlds.
Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest. The only true equalisers in the world are books; the only treasure-house open to all comers is a library; the only wealth which will not decay is knowledge; the only jewel which you can carry beyond the grave is wisdom.Lets Make our books our companions. Lets our cases and shelves be our pleasure grounds and gardens.

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Positive Bangladesh / Nature, Geography, Astronomy
« on: September 09, 2013, 02:15:38 PM »
Come forth into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher. Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, simpler or more direct than does Nature, because in her inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous. Without geography we're nowhere. Geography doesn't simply begin and end with maps showing the location of all the countries of the world. Geography poses fascinating questions about who we are and how we got to be that way, and then provides clues to the answers. Geography is the mother lode of sciences. God is infinite, so His universe must be too. Thus is the excellence of God magnified and the greatness of His kingdom made manifest; He is glorified not in one, but in countless suns; not in a single earth, a single world, but in a thousand thousand infinity of worlds.
Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest. The only true equalisers in the world are books; the only treasure-house open to all comers is a library; the only wealth which will not decay is knowledge; the only jewel which you can carry beyond the grave is wisdom.Lets Make our books our companions. Lets our cases and shelves be our pleasure grounds and gardens.

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Positive Bangladesh / Positive Bangladesh
« on: September 09, 2013, 02:14:59 PM »
It will be one of our mission to bringing out all the positive facts about Bangladesh, to create social awareness regarding various important issues, to lift-up our image in every possible aspect and with the vision of representing a better Bangladesh to the world. We hope all of you will put your experience, idea, reference and proposal so that we can show whole word that Bangladesh is not a country for flood, poor etc. rather it has lot of prospects.

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