The GreenbusLabs Project turns 11 !

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The GreenbusLabs project was started in 2005 as an effort to share as much as possible regarding my notes, projects, research, observation, and thinking as they related to educational technology and what at the time I seen as these very powerful and emerging “Rich Immersive Learning Environments”.  It is my belief that the effort to share these ideas is as important today as it was back in 2005 !  I hope you find them useful, and that they contribute to your thinking about kids coding, making, and immersive learning environments to improve what we are offering to kids. Its as exciting a time today as it was back in 2005 with the mainstream classroom beginning to embrace the maker spaces and coding in the classroom , I am encouraged in the direction todays modern classroom seems to be headed.  As educational technology…

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Reflecting on the SparkTruck and the Greenbush STEM Lab

I ran across this older post today (from 2012) but it really emphasis the difference we are making with our Greenbush wide STEM work – http://www.greenbushlabs.com/LabsBlog/?p=1671   … but the piece that caught my attention was: – “One survey of student attitudes towards STEM found that “it is almost universal that mathematics and science is seen as boring and not related to real life” And these results: – “One longitudinal study found that SparkTruck experience with high school scientific research bumped the actual decision to choose a career in science about 13%. SparkTruck is only an afternoon with some fun tools. So, as far as workable solutions go, it’s a relatively solid (and inexpensive) solution.” … The SparkTruck was a project by Sparkfun launched back in 2012 that did very similar things to what we are doing with the Mobile STEM…

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Virtual Reality,Augmented Reality, and Mixed Reality

we still don’t know enough about human perception to know what will work in virtual domains; it’ll take more VR to figure that out. We must navigate the treacherous valley before reaching new heights.we still don’t know enough about human perception to know what will work in virtual domains; it’ll take more VR to figure that out. We must navigate the treacherous valley before reaching new heights. A great read via Wired-https://www.wired.com/2016/04/magic-leap-vr/

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From the Archives – November 2011 :: The Need for a STEM Gateways Program

Before the Mobile STEM Lab we recognized the need for what we called a “STEM Gateway Program”  (The original post is here – http://www.greenbushlabs.com/LabsBlog/?p=1589) Another good piece regarding STEM and further fuel for an argument for a deeper “STEM Gateways” project http://www.techi.com/2011/11/can-stem-fix-america/ And the infographic with stats on it: (Dan and I have been stewing over many of these numbers for several years through the Immersive Education work, many of the stats are stunning {O_o})

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