Teaching makers: unraveling the maker movement

Neo LMS

I think that hands-on experimentation, design, invention and creating is one of the most stimulating things you can engage students in, and I lap up anything I can on the thriving maker movement. So let’s unpack three of the pedagogically relevant concepts that drive the Maker Movement.

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

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Episode 392 with Amy Burns on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom. Blog: amymburns.com .

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

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Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored blog post.” Classroom management can be a challenge. In this post, I’ll share twenty-two of my top tips and ideas that have helped me have an awesome classroom.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

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Steve Floyd on episode 249 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. You just realized, “Perhaps we’re underestimating the abilities of our elementary kids.”.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

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Sam Patterson on episode 201 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Elementary and primary students can learn to code. How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson.

5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

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Lindsay Fell on episode 395 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I currently teach elementary art at Parkway Elementary in the Bryant School District in Arkansas. Blog: www.iartwithlindsay.com.

Virtual Valentines and 2 Other Cool, Easy Collaborative Ideas for Teachers

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dyane Smokorowski talks about Virtual Valentines, the Awesome Squiggles Project, and a fun trip with teachers to the San Diego Zoo this summer.

How to Create in AR and VR

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Jaime Donally talks about all the ways kids can create and make inside Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) in the classroom.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

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Catherine Davis-Hayes on episode 153 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Catherine: I have a blog on WordPress. You can read about this project and watch the episodes on Catherine’s Blog: STEAM Trek.

Minecraft in the Classroom

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Jeff Gearhart on episode 162 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. He was actually recently featured on the Microsoft blog about what he’s doing. Blog: www.atleastimwearingpants.com.

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms. This blog post is sponsored by Metaverse.

Maker Monday: How Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose (ENCORE)

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The top Monday Motivation episode of 2018 so far with John Spencer 276 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

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Lindsey Danhoff on episode 308 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Currently, she teaches and learns in a first grade classroom at Evening Street Elementary in Worthington, Ohio. Blog: [link].

Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program and Breakout in Augmented Reality

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A sponsored review of a tool I'm using to teach programming From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. In previous blog posts and shows, I’ve talked about augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR).

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

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Pam Moran on episode 236 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Blog: spacesforlearning.wordpress.com.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

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Jacqui Murray on episode 235 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Jacqui: You know, I’m a real fan of blogging. Tip #5: Blogging. Blogging does all of that. Vicki: Oh, blogging is wonderful.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

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Santha Walters on episode 282 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Vicki: So Santha, do you have these lesson plans, or have you blogged this so we can include those? Blog: [link].

Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

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Joe Brennan on episode 297 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Blog: [link].

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Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

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Sponsored by Book Creator, All Opinions My Own From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Here’s a class library for an elementary classroom. From my high school classroom to this elementary classroom.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

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Pam Moran on episode 246 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Blog: spacesforlearning.wordpress.com.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

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Leah LaCrosse on episode 272 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Blog: leahlacrosse.blogspot.com.

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

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Micah Brown on episode 237 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Now back in December you did the Gingerbread STEM Community in Maker Space. in Elementary Education.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review: Awesome VR in 360

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Inside Virtual Reality and Predictions for the Future From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a sponsored blog post.

Are Jim Henson's Doozers the Hipsters of the Maker Movement?

My Paperless Classroom

As a teacher working with elementary kids I find myself looking for messages I approve of in media for kids. In this cartoon there was problem solving, cooperation, innovation and a strong m"maker" ethic.

Holistic Learning: Where Students Work Problems That Matter

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A Global Search for Education Post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Administrators All Grades All Subjects College (aged 18+) Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

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Episode 127 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book , shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms. Sponsor: Owl Eyes.

5 Ideas to Change Teaching with Digital Tools

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Meg Ormiston on episode 270 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. But they have a [link] blog. And they started to blog about it. How many poster boards must die from these elementary years?

Different Schools for a Different World

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Scott McLeod on episode 189 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We saw some movement in the 80’s and 90’s around portfolio development, around performance assessment, and other sorts of indicators of authentic work.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

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Doug Green on episode 284 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. She has a blog on Education Week. In 2006 I gave up my job as an elementary principal to care for my wife who had Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

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Episode 262 with Aditya Batura From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Vicki: We’re also talking about teaching kids in elementary, middle, and high school. Blog: Potato Pirates: The Tastiest Coding Card Game.

5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

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Aaron Maurer on episode 140 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Pay attention to the news, read the magazines or the blogs or the social media. Blog: www.coffeeforthebrain.com.

Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

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Pam Moran on episode 241 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Blog: spacesforlearning.wordpress.com.

3 Ways to Lead Project-Based Learning

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Erin Murphy on episode 164 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Erin Murphy, the co-author of Hacking Project Based Learning , talks about leading project-based learning.

What’s Hot in 2nd-Grade with #2ndchat moderator Carol McLaughlin

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Episode 138 on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Carol: Of course, STEAM is a big thing that teachers are wanting to do in Maker Space. Carol has been an elementary educator in the primary grades for 26 years.

5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop

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Episode 129 with Angela Stockman on the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We do a lot of this, particularly in elementary schools, where we have kids celebrate the writing that they’ve accomplished.

Simple and Rube Goldberg Machines: A Maker Education, STEAM Lesson

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Recently I facilitated a simple machines leading into Rube Goldberg machines lesson with my gifted elementary students. As I’ve discussed in past blog posts, I use several criteria to guide my lesson design: Instructional challenges are hands-on and naturally engaging for learners.

Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

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Karen Bosch on episode 288 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. See also Merge Cube Mania Blog post by Karen Bosch. So each of my middle school students has a blog. Blog: [link].

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

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Mandy Froehlich on episode 192 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. So that was a great way from an elementary standpoint to use FlipSnack. Blog: www.mandyfroehlich.com.

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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

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Final Reflection: Learners reflect on the process in a way that works best for them – blogs, photo essays, video recording, podcast, sketchnotes, illustrated ebook. Jackie actively blogs at [link] and tweets at [link]. Video Game Design with Elementary Learners.

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Halloween Wars: An Interdisciplinary Lesson with a STEM, STEAM, Maker Education Focus

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For Halloween 2016, I did a version of Halloween Wars (a Food Network show) with my two classes of gifted elementary learners. I am sharing this lesson through my blog post as it reinforces how I approach lesson planning and teaching.

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