Instructables Educational Instructable

Introduction: Instructables Educational Instructable

About: Hmmm...I was just trying out the name to check the availability :( ahh well...they're cool guys! I'm a teacher/tinkerer/outdoor kinda guy. Bamboo is the most incredible renewable construction materi…

The format of Instructables makes it an excellent resource for project-based education. For all grade levels, subject areas and skill levels, Instructables are available to address a variety of standards.

Step 1: Elementary

Elementary students can develop skills for following written instructions by ‘OrigamiEnforcer’ or another paper airplane ‘ible or a ‘StuMitch’ ‘Project to do with Kids’ ‘ible. Higher level students can also collaborate to write a class Instructable to develop their writing and editing skills.

Step 2: Middle/High

Middle grades and high school students can also improve their skills using an Instructable project, whether following directions for Reading or producing their own Instructable as a class project.

Step 3: Science

For Science students, ‘WYE_Lance’ provides excellent directions.  Aerodynamics and acoustics as well as other science topics are easily addressed with many available Instructables.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-4-easy-Bamboo-Flutes-for-free/ for instance.

Step 4: Math

Measurement skills are used for many Instructables.  Higher level math skills in real world settings are also available such as this Instructable for creating a ‘Compound’ parabolic solar collector                                                                                         ( https://www.instructables.com/id/Compound-parabolic-dish-making-a-template-with-te/ )

Step 5: Language Arts

Language Arts standards may be addressed through reading and evaluating various Instructables for spelling and grammar as well as ease of reading and accuracy of detail.

Step 6: Social Studies

Social Science standards may be addressed by having students vote on contest finalists throughout the school year and graphing their similarity/difference to actual results.  This is an excellent Sociology research project.

Step 7: Conclusion

There are myriad ways to use Instructables in your classroom. Take advantage of them TODAY! *ok, NOT today since it’s summer but…be ready for next year!*

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    2 Comments

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    lemonie
    lemonie

    10 years ago on Introduction

    What is this about?
    You've used an image from the Education Contest, but that contest is "We want educators to show off the hands-on projects they use with their pupils".

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    wilgubeast
    wilgubeast

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    It's a little meta. This would make a better guide than a step by step.