7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Genius hour and passion projects are transformational. Innovation Inquiry Based Learning Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Students Teacher

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching in augmented reality (AR) for the past several years has been a bit of a challenge, in my opinion, as is often the case with new technologies. This blog post is sponsored by 3D Bear.

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Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

Lindsey Danhoff on episode 308 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Then they even started to go the library and find books for their friends. Lindsey: Our library media specialist knows more about this.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Disclosure of Material Connection: This is a “sponsored blog post.”

9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

The CoolCatTeacher

A global search in education blog post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Maker Movement. Many schools are creating maker spaces or “ Fab Labs ” so students have a space and place to invent.

5 Things That Happen When We Empower Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Juliani on episode 165 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. As a teacher, you can get started with a library of 40 books as part of their free version – go to coolcatteacher.com/bookcreator to get started now.

Josh Stumpenhorst’s Learning Commons: Drones, Literature, and Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 128 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Josh Stumpenhorst @stumpteacher is directing a library revolution and evolution to Learning Commons at his school. Why Reinvent the Library?

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

User Generated Education

If there is a makerspace in your school, it may be down the hall, in the library, or in another building. Final Reflection: Learners reflect on the process in a way that works best for them – blogs, photo essays, video recording, podcast, sketchnotes, illustrated ebook.

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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. Parents couldn’t really look at it unless they were in the library for parent-teacher conferences or whatever. Blog: www.mandyfroehlich.com.

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5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

Inventionland: A Transformational Design Course

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Mandi Figlioli on episode 163 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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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.

How to Design Your Own MakerSpaces – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

Makers build, fix, and create. A MakerSpace is not confined to a school setting but can also be a community space like a public library where community members of all ages, means, and abilities can design, prototype, and create original works. ettsummer.org/maker.

What Should I Buy For My New Makerspace? A Five-Step Framework For Making the Right Purchases

Edsurge

I recently was asked to give a webinar that would guide participants through selecting the right products for their makerspace, where I unveiled my “Worlds of Making 'MAKER' Framework.” Many people associate the Maker Movement with ‘stuff’ like 3D printers, but in my opinion, this isn’t what pushes children outside of their comfort zone, it is that opportunity for open-ended exploration that is key. This piece was adapted from a post on her blog.

Why the School Library Is the Perfect Place for Maker Education

Educator Innovator

Library makerspaces, including members of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network, offer students a chance to design, tinker, and build critical thinking skills. Exploratory, hands-on learning is also known as “maker education.” That’s “iterating” in maker-ese.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks

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TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks. As with any publication, blogs and websites are only as thoughtful as their design. This is part of the limitation of a blog, and the allure of social media sites like facebook and pinterest.

Rebuilding a School Community with Maker Learning

Digital Promise

In July 2018, Digital Promise launched a new Maker Learning Leadership Cohort dedicated to professional learning, peer connections, and school transformation in the Pittsburgh region. Innovative learning spaces and equipment do not necessarily make an impactful maker learning program.

Sylvia Martinez: 3 Mistakes Teachers Make About Tinkering (and more)

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Episode 49 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Blog: [link]. 10-minute Teacher Show Libraries News & Trends STEM Teaching

The Free, Amazing, Library 2.015 Online Events Start Today

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library and learning conversations! So amazing to connect with the energy of librarians all around the world through Library 2.0!” Sample tweets and blog posts are also below. This pre-conference bonus to the annual Library 2.0

Tips for Implementing Design Challenges in Your Makerspace

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A successful school makerspace needs an enthusiastic maker community, school-wide participation, and staff support. When Diana first started her position at Stewart Middle Magnet School, a public STEM magnet school, there was almost nothing in the library for hands-on STEM learning.

Celebrating the National Week of Making

Digital Promise

Tomorrow marks the first day of the national Week of Making , a week dedicated to celebrating makers and providing opportunities for people across the country to make. We are working on several new resources and opportunities to support maker learning and Maker Promise signers.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Two Great Library Events - GlobalEdCon Deadline - UNC's Amazing World View

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Libraries.

How Librarians are Rockin’ the Makerspace Movement

Educator Innovator

You’re in the library! As the great-granddaughter of a librarian, I was brought up to know that the quiet of the library was sacred space. Engaging Older Makers. Many students are unaware of this maker movement that’s starting in their media centers.

Hack Your Notebook

Educator Innovator

In August, a group of teens gathered at the San Francisco Public Library, a member of the YouMedia network, to do some electrical engineering. This taps into the maker movement in a deep way,” Cole explained. “It’s Photo/ Maker Jawn, Philadelphia Free Library.

5 Ideas for Friday: Ideas for Teachers In and Out of School to Try Today

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A sample Cool Cat Teacher newsletter From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Five idea Friday isn’t online in a blog post. Blog posts. I post my blog posts and shows here on Cool Cat Teacher.

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From MakerSpace to MakerFaire – Guest Post from Christine Boyer

EdTechTeacher

Our makerspace is a small room off of our library that was once an office and storage space. It is now a vibrant hub of activity, stocked with a variety of high-tech and low-tech supplies that challenge and inspire our little makers. Creating Maker Spaces.

Let's Build Something Together-Maker Spaces and 20% Time

The Web20Classroom

Maker Movement 20% Time Genius Hour The idea of students looking away from ridged content focus all throughout the school day and giving them back some time to explore and make is gaining a foothold in many classrooms. So what is a maker space? First, Maker Spaces.

Maker Programs Strive to Reach All Students

Educator Innovator

Through training and outreach, maker programs aim for greater diversity among future innovators. The maker movement is everywhere it seems. “It’s a way to get maker out in the community,” he explained.

5 Ideas for Friday: Ideas for Teachers In and Out of School to Try Today

The CoolCatTeacher

A sample Cool Cat Teacher newsletter From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Five idea Friday isn’t online in a blog post. Blog posts. I post my blog posts and shows here on Cool Cat Teacher.

Makerspace for Little or Nothing

The Daring Librarian

When we have testing in our Library, I put all our Makerspace stuff on an AV cart and roll it into our server room. You can take baby steps into the Maker Movement. I've been saying that for 7 years or so.long before I blogged about it, I tried it out.

Makerspace Lessons Learned from Elon Musk

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As an educator, particularly one who is quite invested in the maker movement, I was captured by his conversations and transparency. As maker educators, we need to emphasize to our students that design is messy and that failure along the way should almost be anticipated.

Makerspaces: New Prospects for Hands-On Learning in Schools

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In my last blog post , I wrote about the rebirth of career and technical education (CTE) in U.S. I closed by suggesting the growth of maker labs — or makerspaces — in schools presented some interesting opportunities.

What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting

Educator Innovator

Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting. In our interactive session for “ Makerspace in the Library: What it means for your Classroom ,” we really let our participants drive the learning. Zach Duensing, Nashville Public Library. Valerie Jopeck , Elementary Library Education Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA. Maker Faire.

Part 2: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Technology

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I will be providing workshops and featured sessions on STEM, PBL, Inquiry, Maker Space, and Computational Thinking! Perhaps this could be part of a Makers’ Unit of Study that focuses on College and Career Readiness and 21st Century Skills. Take a look at the library and get set to Make!

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