Great ideas for teaching technology at the early grade levels.
Imagineering is packed with ideas to stimulate young students' imagination and creativity as they explore the issues and applications of technology. It provides them with opportunities to use tools and materials for creating products or solutions to satisfy needs that together, you and your students have identified and/or recognized.
Major Features Include:
- Applications of a simple problem-solving process in design and technology
- "Getting Started" ideas for classroom organization with thematic activity centres
- Ideas and techniques for the use of simple tools and materials
- Dozens of hands-on challenges geared to contemporary curriculum directions
- A set of "teacher notes" to provide helpful hints for focussing on each challenge plus a section of "Approaches to Assessment"
- A list of great resources for each of the activity sections
About the Author
Norm Dale, a long term teacher went on to become consultant for the York Board. He served a two-year term as president of the Ontario Technological Education Coordinators' Council. Bob and Norm, both now retired, are partners in CorDale Enterprises, an educational consultancy with a focus on assisting elementary school teachers with the implementation of technology applications.
After seventeen years in Wood-Patternmaking with the Steel Company of Canada,Bob Corney, obtained his teaching certificate. He has worked as a part-time instructor for OISE/UT, teaching in the Initial Certification Program for Technological Studies candidates.
Table of Contents
Preface: How Does Technology Fit In?
Unit 1: Communities
Unit 2: Story Time
Unit 3: Space
Unit 4: Pioneering
Unit 5: Time
Unit 6: Family and Friends