The Maker Movement In Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Eduporium ‘s Andy Larmand is the newest contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher.

8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

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Advice from a Filmmaking Pro About How to Help Kids Make Movies

The CoolCatTeacher

Then, he took the time to condense down some of the biggest takeaways from the book for those making film in the K12 classroom in this podcast. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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iPads in Kindergarten

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Subscribe to the Show Selected Links from this Episode innovatewithipad.com PicCollage Popplet Draw and Tell Explain Everything Book Creator This show originally aired as show #1 and here is the transcript! This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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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. Book Creator has long been a favorite app on the iPad, and now it’s available for Google Chrome. Post sponsored by Book Creator. Book Creator Features.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

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Classroom Management Tip #2: Harry and Rosemary Wong’s The First Days of School book helped me with workflow so very much! The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

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She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

I have been working with ASCD for the past few years to publish my book, Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons. Below is an except – Chapter 5: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator. Maker Educator as a Lead Learner.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

So I am not a dancer, and I am not a theater actor at all, but I have seen incredible connections made — through movement art and theater specifically – that have helped kids make connections to other content areas. Catherine: I was reading the book Swimmy by Leo Lionni.

Maker Monday: Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose

The CoolCatTeacher

John Spencer, co-author of two different best-selling books, Launch and Empower , talks about the creativity (and test score) boosts his classes experienced when he began Maker Mondays. Maker Monday: Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose. What is Maker Monday?

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

You can investigate through a book. She’s helped the students find books in the library, and she has also helped them learn some ways to navigate ways to share their knowledge through Google Slides or Wixie. Then they even started to go the library and find books for their friends.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

I was a science educator, so I’m pretty comfortable and confident using technologies of all kinds, although the kids have really surpassed me when we start to get some of the newer tools that their using, particularly as part of their Maker Work.

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

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Leah: Another way that I try to give students technology to showcase their science understanding is through like tools that help them to maybe build electronic books. See my review of Book Creator for Chrome. You’ve talked about Book Creator.

Literature Performance Odyssey with Drama and Student Leadership

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My students and I were sort of stuck with two and a half weeks to tackle twenty-four books (or chapters) of The Odyssey by Homer. Or, I mean we actually do have the books themselves. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ll shelve books. A key component of the division’s project-based instructional model is its maker curriculum, which has been the subject of presentations by division educators around the country, including at the White House.

Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

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I guess there’s a little aspect of a book report in there. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

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Programming in the Primary Grades Book Contest. But he’s also written a book, Programming in the Primary Grades, Beyond the Hour of Code. We’ll be doing a giveaway of his book. ” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

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She was named as a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator and serves as a Book Creator Ambassador. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

5 Ways to Bring Sustainable Food Understanding into Your School

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There’s video, there is an absolutely gorgeous book and gallery of artwork for this Lexicon of Sustainability. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

5 Things That Happen When We Empower Students

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Book Creator for Chrome. Previously on the 10-Minute Teacher, guests have mentioned Book Creator as one of their top apps for the iPad. Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Check back here for the link to the book giveaway.

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

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Her talent won her an internship with a company in Atlanta (she telecommuted as a sophomore and junior in high school.) To expand their knowledge, they had to assemble a library and know how to find books in it. The student is programming a video game in a maker space using Bloxels.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

So, if you can imagine reading a book on Kindle, the finished product you can actually flip through like a book. Only the … the difference between just a regular book and Flipsnack is that you can actually make the book interactive.

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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

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But they do all of the steps you would normally take in writing a book. At the end of the probably year-long — I don’t have a too many people who do it in a semester class — they have a book they can publish. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

5 Ideas to Change Teaching with Digital Tools

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And she does have a series of books that we’ll mention here in a moment. I just wrote a series of five books with 26 practicing educators. There, we wrote about coding, all the way through… So the books go — they’re great books.

Different Schools for a Different World

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: Today we’re talking to my friend, Dr. Scott McLeod @mcleod about his new book, Different Schools for Different Worlds , that he co-authored with Dean Shareski. I think we’re starting to make some movements in this direction.

7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

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No one person can run a Fortune 500 company by themselves, and we want kids to know how to work in groups like this. Also take a look at MAD-learn and their really cool books! This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Inventionland: A Transformational Design Course

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Book Creator for Chrome. Previously on the 10-Minute Teacher, guests have mentioned Book Creator as one of their top apps for the iPad. Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Take the poll to enter the book giveaway contest.

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Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

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Vicki: And I would encourage all of our listeners to also pick up a book called Humility is the New Intelligence. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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

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You know, we’re not giving the kids the tools in school along with opportunities to collaborate, that they need on the job, that the companies are asking for. It focuses on book summaries that present the main concepts of important books in about 15 paragraphs.

3 Ways to Lead Project-Based Learning

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Book Creator for Chrome. Previously on the 10-Minute Teacher, guests have mentioned Book Creator as one of their top apps for the iPad. Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Hacking PBL Book Giveaway Contest.

Brent Johnson: My student’s views on learning and teaching

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I mean, there’s always been books, newspapers, and other forms of entertainment that have always been around. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Middle School STEAM: 5 Ways to Amp it Up!

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Pauline: One of the key skills of empathy, one of the first skills that is outlined by Michele Borba in her book, Unselfie , is to recognize and name emotions. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

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

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You can have a private ebook classroom and interact with your students inside their ebooks as they highlight, annotate, ask questions, and talk about the books they are reading inside their ebooks! But it’s also a place where they can come and have a conversation about a book.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

It can be as simple as just solving a math problem with each other, or doing a science project, or doing a whole chapter book that we are sharing books and ideas with. Carol: Of course, STEAM is a big thing that teachers are wanting to do in Maker Space.

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. And the Maker Movement puts that concept into practice in a way that other teaching approaches can’t.