The Maker Movement In Education

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Here are his thoughts on ‘the Maker Movement': With so much of the emphasis in today’s education world focusing on the need for education reform, it can be easy to forget just what this means. Like all STEM-focused areas of education, the Maker Movement is an extremely useful method for advancing child education due to some of the skills it promotes and develops. Eduporium ‘s Andy Larmand is the newest contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher.

Teaching makers: unraveling the maker movement

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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, it is with mild bemusement – I’m sure – that many teachers observe the breathless passion with which so many millennials talk about the Maker Movement. So let’s unpack three of the pedagogically relevant concepts that drive the Maker Movement.

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

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3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. ” The post 3D Printing in a STEM Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Augmented Reality Edtech Tool Tuesday Education IT Coaches and Directors Maker Movement Math Teachers Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Science Teachers STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools 10mt

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