AnnMarie Thomas

OK Go Sandbox

AnnMarie Thomas

2021 Winner | Science Engagement 2021 2021 Winner Winner Science Engagement (Falling Walls Engage)

AnnMarie directs the Playful Learning Lab at the University of St. Thomas. She is a Professor in the School of Engineering, the Opus College of Business, and the Center for Engineering Education. She is the executive director of the OK Go Sandbox project, the co-creator of Squishy Circuits, and the author of Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation. The lab’s current work includes partnerships with Metro Deaf School and the MN Children’s Museum.

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OK Go Sandbox is a collection of 25+ videos, a website, lesson plans, social media interactions, participatory projects – such as “Art in Space” and “#ArtTogetherNow” – as well as live events that help kids and families explore science, engineering, art, math, and more through the music videos and education videos of the rock band OK Go. Through the website, thousands of kids and teachers are using the lessons and engaging in projects.

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