ModiFri! provides two, small, individual projects for every student in your classroom. Teachers will log on to an instructional video instructing students through each section of the project. Students will generate questions, research their projects, and arrive at answers to their own questions.
Now it's time to ModiFri! If you think this was just about building a few STEM projects, there is a whole lot more. Students will now take both projects and modify into one. There are no instructions for this part of the project. Students must get creative by discussing with others and they will have to think outside the box to make their project do something different than before. Anything is possible.
ModiFri! builds on the Socratic teaching techniques used in The Hovercraft Project listed here on EdExplore. Teachers are only allowed to help by reflecting questions back when students ask a question. Teachers cannot help build the projects. Teachers will pause the video when instructed and choose an appropriate testing area for projects in accordance with school guidelines. This project allows students to collaborate verbally without having to touch the same project materials and allows students to work independently. In our new normal, this project keeps STEM moving forward.
ModiFri! allows teachers to keep all project materials to help in illustrating learning later in the year. Teaches may also opt to send the projects home with the students. Teachers should expect approximately 2 hours to complete the project. However, teachers can modify the project to take less or more time depending on how they choose to integrate current math and science curriculum.