Culturally Situated Design Tools (CSDTs) use information technology to “translate” from local knowledge and low-tech practice, to high-tech domains such as math, computer graphics, architecture, etc. Culturally-situated design tools allow knowledge to move in both directions across the digital divide.
To explore CSDT software, visit the website: http://csdt.rpi.edu/

From the 3Helix Blog…
Read the real stories of fellows’ research and classroom experiences with Culturally Situated Design Tools.

Lessons and Activities
Over the course of the program, fellows will design, in a participatory manner, a compilation of classroom lessons that document the curriculum developed by fellows/teachers for students. Each lesson will either relay information like describing a scientific process or concept; or, it will be interactive. These lessons provide teachers with specific lesson plans or inspiration to provide their students with the knowledge to understand and appreciate the connections to STEM and their own communities.

Photographs and Video

CSDT Breakdancer software at Myers Middle School

      

CSDTs in the classroom
In Ghana…

At Hackett Middle School …

At workshops…

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