Augmented Reality Lessons You Can Use Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Additionally, Mitch co-founded Academic Business Advisors in 2005, to help organizations reach teachers and students in the US. If you are at all interested in what Mitch did before 2005, buy him a glass of wine and ask.

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

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She is the recipient of the 2005 TI:ME Teacher of the Year, 2016 NJ Master Music Teacher, 2016 Governor’s Leader in Arts Education, and the 2017 NJ Nonpublic School Teacher of the Year Awards. Art and Music Teachers Chromebooks Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation iPads Maker Movement Parents Students Teachers Tools


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Maker Movement pioneer offers sage advice to creative educators – Dale Dougherty, USA

Daily Edventures

Dougherty, founder of MAKE Magazine and a Maker Faire pioneer, shared some fascinating insights on why – and how – the global Maker Movement has become so successful, so quickly. The Maker Movement is a platform for creative expression for adults and kids…it’s the community coming out to show what they’re doing,” Dougherty told me. And the Maker Movement puts that concept into practice in a way that other teaching approaches can’t.

Harnessing the Maker Spirit: Dale Dougherty’s New Book, ‘Free to Make’


The annual Punkin Chunkin contest may be one of the more, um, organic expressions of “maker” spirit. But it nonetheless embodies what Dale Dougherty, the “father” of the movement, sees as literally the “moral imperative” of the maker movement: “to use our creative freedom to make the future better, to be hands-on in making change, and to get everyone participating fully in that future.”. There’s 12-year old Quin Etnyre, who starts his own maker-kit business.

Making MAKEing More Inclusive

User Generated Education

The maker movement and maker education, in my perspective, are such great initiatives – really in line with what student-centric education should be in this era of formal and informal learning. Maker education spaces can be as large as full high school workshops with high-tech tools, or as small and low-tech as one corner of an elementary classroom. 9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers ).

A Call to Remake the Maker Faire


Of all the learning trends of the past 20 years, one of the most sweeping and impactful has been the rise of the maker movement. After 15 years of inspiring millions of people to be creative and “make” something out of just about nothing, Maker Media, the company behind much of momentum, shut down due to financial shortfalls. The story starts in 2005 when Dale Dougherty founded MAKE: magazine as a quarterly publication with his long-time business partner, Tim O’Reilly.

The Connected Learning Summit 2018: Thoughts on Making

Educator Innovator

David Cole brings together key insights and resources on maker education from the 2018 Connected Learning Summit. This text originally appeared in Make: Education, a monthly newsletter exploring the intersection of education and the maker movement. Notably, it’s a timeframe that matches the launch and growth of the maker movement. 2) Where does maker education need to go now? See the extensive resource library Stephanie Chang and Maker Ed have created.

Teacher: Know Thyself – School Culture Shift is About the People


Siver’s explains that a Leader (Innovator) has the guts to stand out and be ridiculed, but that does not start a movement. The First Follower (Early Adopter) who joins the Leader validates the movement (Adoption) and makes it appear less risky for others to follow. The movement gains momentum and then we see a real shift in cultural adoption. The Maker Movement’s Innovator may also be the Robotic’s Laggard, and there’s nothing wrong with that. 2005).

L Is For Learning: A New Book On Proven Approaches And How Teachers Can Use Them

NPR Learning and Tech

I was reporting recently on the challenges the DIY 'maker movement' faces as it moves into more classrooms, when I flipped through a copy of new book, The ABCs of How We Learn: 26 Scientifically Proven Approaches, How They Work, and When to Use Them. I mean, analogies were removed from the SAT in 2005 because they were criticized as being tricky and biased towards certain socioeconomic groups. New Book Seeks To Inspire Teachers To Innovate In The Classroom.