In The "Well Here Goes File:"
You came looking for "links related to origami and education" so straight from my "file - well one of them!" here it just as I built it (for clean up and furture use....
But easy to read and full of good stuff: I return here to check these links as time allows. Please forgive me if some links are not working or no longer available when you visit. If you wish to alert me please email as I would appreciate it. I do continue to monitor them as I can. Webpages are made by students and teachers and then disappear as teachers move, lose their web access for example. I try to keep up, check them and ad new links, but I appreciate your patience especially with these links. thanks OD
Sites to use and explore for teaching origami, advising teachers and visitors who come here: Update: I will add new links to the top of this list. If you have visited before then you will know if anything new has been added that you didn't previously see: I hope this helps. Ideally I would like to connect all these links for you, but the size restrictions of my host make that impossible at this time. Do copy and paste, many of these are very worthwhile sites and teaching aids. Thank You.
How to index..easy bat, swan, t-shirt, whale, crane, origami for teachers. Elementary School art, Bird in Thirds a good place for a teacher and your first experience teaching origami!
- Story while teacher folds the butterfly .great things here.
-Birds in thirds: teaching aid for elementary school level very good for right age
-Teaching Origami; Well put together site for teachers: Subject: Art, Language Arts
This lays it out well walking a teacher through this
-Math in Motion is great for lower grade children and invaluable resource this book
- look at Michael's site is always worthwhile, "Michael is an authority on papermaking and paper sculpture and has written 18 books on these subjects. He is also a seasoned presenter with thirty years experience in teaching and speaking to school groups, from kindergarten through graduate levels, at schools, universities, libraries, museums, and on television."
· David Mitchell's Origami Heaven - http://www.origamiheaven.com/ - David Mitchell has put together a very good site "promoting the use of origami in education." Site includes some diagrams, a glossary, and hints on teaching origami. · Origami & Math [Eric Andersen] - http://www.paperfolding.com/math/ - Included on this page are some relationships between math and origami as well as related links. Project Modular Origami Continuing Education Course - - Lewiston, Maine (for 4.5 CEU units) for teachers of mathematics, G/T teachers, special education teachers, paraprofessionals using modular origami for therapeutic reasons, social connectedness or improving fine motor skills http://www.maine.gov/education/hs/index.html
· Origami in Education - - The Count On web site has included a section on origami and math with some projects and diagrams. [This site is part of the Maths Year 2000 web site whose original address is http://www.mathsyear2000.org/. This site uses frames.]
· Education and Origami:
"Origami is the Japanese art of paper folding. It literally translates as ori (folding) gami (paper). In Japan, Children learn origami at their mothers' knees. In the West, children are learning it at school. Research has shown that paper-folding, particularly in the elementary school years, is a unique and valuable addition to the curriculum. Origami is not only fun, but it is also a valuable method for developing vital skills.
Educational Benefits of Origami
· Behavioral Skills http://www.suba.com/~blonnie/edu.html
· Cooperative Learning
· A Link to Math
· Cognitive Development
· Multi-cultural Awareness
· Community Building "
-Another example of why to teach origami Origami: A study in Symmetry
Resource listing of links for information about the relationship between origami and geometry.
There are many wonderful and technical and working sites for teaching of mathmatics at high school and college level using origami but I will not list here:
Origami in Therapy widely use in this country and others:
Use of origami in therapy- examples
Psychologists Occupational Therapists
Doctors Art Therapists
Child Therapist Speech Therapists