Leading the Maker Movement

A Principal's Reflections

This phenomenon trickled into schools as the Maker Movement became more popular and natural connections to learning became quite evident. To begin to understand the educational value of making we must look at the roots of this movement. As manufacturing tools continue to become better, cheaper and more accessible, the Maker Movement is gaining momentum at an unprecedented rate. For a maker culture to succeed and thrive in a school, leadership matters.

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. 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.

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The Epic E-Book of WebTools

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Resources Mentioned in the Show Epic book of Web Tools and Apps The Digital Librarians Survival Toolkit Kristina Holzweiss – Bio as Submitted Kristina A.

Is the maker movement putting librarians at risk?

eSchool News

Librarians in the Shawnee Mission School District are making way for “ the maker movement ,” and some worry where that story is going. That’s the language of the maker movement, which seeks to convert once-quiet school spaces — usually in the libraries — into hands-on laboratories of creation and computer-assisted innovation. The movement, taking place nationwide, is more about robotics than reading. No mention of “books,” “literature” nor “shelves.”.

The New Self Published Book That I Co-Authored That is Trending on Amazon

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About the book and how (and why) we published it From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. It has been exciting to release my first co-authored book that is self-published on Amazon this weekend. Why Write a Book? How We Published the Book.

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The ‘Maker’ Movement: Understanding What the Research Says

Marketplace K-12

Few trends in K-12 ed tech are as hot–or as under-researched–as “Maker” education. The Maker Movement has its roots outside of school, in institutions such as science museums and in the informal activities that everyday people have taken part in for generations. There is growing interest in whether Maker education can help boost student learning outcomes, including test scores. The Maker Movement in Education (Erica R.

What Libraries Offer the Maker Movement

Educator Innovator

The Millvale site is part of a growing group of libraries that have opened up space, permanently or occasionally, for maker projects. Books remain an important centerpiece of the library system, but new tools give the institutions opportunities to help young people develop and learn in fresh ways. It’s really about having people in places to manage and facilitate the maker experience.” Maker Education Initiative YOUmedia libraries maker education makerspaces YOUMedia

STEM and Makerspaces in the Language Arts Classroom

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Kate Hodges, English Teacher from Ohio From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Language arts classrooms can use more than books to teach.

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4 Ready to Go tips for Project Based Learning and Maker Spaces

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Nicholas Provenzano gets us started From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do you get started with project-based learning (PBL) and Maker spaces? He is also an author, maker space builder, international keynote speaker, and consultant.

A New School Makerspace

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A few of use spent the past few weeks rearranging our library so that one side contains our books and the other our STEAM materials. Integrating Maker Education Activities Into the Curriculum. Maker education needs to be intentional. I am beyond elated – our PreK-6 elementary school received monies, through our district’s Computer Science Resolution 2025, to create a STEAM (science, technology, arts, math) makerspace.

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

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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. The process of bringing maker education into formal and informal educational settings involves different approaches and strategies than in a more traditional educational setting. Maker Educator as a Lead Learner.

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. Students who use Chromebooks, PCs, Macs, iPads, or any other device can now create books with this versatile, easy-to-use app. Post sponsored by Book Creator. Right now, my students are creating books about their heroes.

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! Learn From Classroom Management Experts Books like Fred Jones Tools for Teaching and The First Days of School (mentioned earlier) helped me launch forward light years in my classroom management ability. 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.

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

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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. Steve Hullfish – Bio as Submitted Steve Hullfish has written six books on post-production, editing and color correction) and have two more in production. Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Students Teachers

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Minecraft in the Classroom

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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. Make books, send the link to parents and even include audio and video. 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.

7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

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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. Innovation Inquiry Based Learning Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Students Teachers

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

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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. All Subjects Art and Music Teachers Digital Filmmaking Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation Maker Movement Project Based Learning STEM Students Teachers Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

iPads in Kindergarten

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Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen on episode 512 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Karen Lirenman ( @ KLirenman ) and Kristen Wideen ( @ mrswideen ) have written the definitive book on using iPads in the elementary classroom, Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning in the Classroom.

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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. Art and Music Teachers Chromebooks Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation iPads Maker Movement Parents Students Teachers ToolsEpisode 392 with Amy Burns on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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

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John Spencer, coauthor 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. The post Maker Monday: How Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose (ENCORE) appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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

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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.

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

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The National Center on Universal Design for Learning goes deeper referring to the alternate version of the UDL Guidelines found in the book UDL Theory and Practice by David Rose and Ann Meyers where the order of the principles and the guidelines have changed. This serves several purposes related to Action and Expression: (1) it gives learners an authentic audience, and (2) it helps other makers learn from their personal experiences. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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Maker Monday: Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose

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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. Vicki: Today we have with us John Spencer @ spencerideas , coauthor of two different best-selling books, Launch and the other one is Empower , that he co-authored with my friend A.J. What is Maker Monday? Maker Monday.

Learning is Not Linear

A Principal's Reflections

Some observers might see the publishing of books as an indicator of success. This is why I love the maker movement and makerspaces in particular. Authentic Learning Change Maker Movement MakerspaceI think, for the most part, everyone strives for success. We want to be successful in our professional as well as our personal lives. I strived to be the best possible principal for my students, staff, and community. Whether I was successful is a matter of perspective.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

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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. I think a lot of them went to the public library, because I communicated this to parents, “These are their wonderings, and this is how you can help,” reading books from the public library. Then they even started to go the library and find books for their friends.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

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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. Administrators All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Monday Motivation Project Based Learning Students Teachers

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

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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.”. O’Reilly recalls in an introduction to the book.

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. Innovation iPads IT Coaches and Directors Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Mac Maker Movement Monday Motivation Project Based Learning STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools Windows-PC Writing hourofcode

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

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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. And I was thinking to myself, “Kids can get an immersive experience that takes them places that you could never envision in a 2-D movie or in images in a slideshow or a PowerPoint or any way shape or form, or book.

9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

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Maker Movement. Many schools are creating maker spaces or “ Fab Labs ” so students have a space and place to invent. There’s books all over that represents all different kinds of kids. So they use the books and the technology for tools but kids are all over and they collaborating with other kids that they normally might not collaborate with in the classroom. Keva plank challenges are a popular happening n Chad Lehman’s library maker space.

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. 5 Idea Friday College (aged 18+) Education Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Lesson Plans Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Science Teachers Society and Ethics STEM Teachers

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

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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. Classrooms need well-stocked maker spaces and creativity stations. Librarians like Micki Uppena and Chad Lehman are stocking everything from paper roller coasters and Mandala coloring books to green screens. Chad Lehman’s maker space includes challenges and lots of choices for students.

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. For example, we use in my 8th-grade science class Book Creator for students to develop everything from science lab reports to personal studies that they do — like individual investigations — and even just topic research. See my review of Book Creator for Chrome. You’ve talked about Book Creator.

Awesome Atlanta Education Conference: STLinATL – July 26-27, 2018

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Suzie Boss – Inspiring speaker, consultant, and author of several popular books including All Together Now: How to Engage Your Stakeholders in Reimaging School and Reinventing Project-Based Learning. Join me and other education speakers at Woodward Academy in Atlanta this summer From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. STLinATL is an exciting education conference hosted at Woodward Academy in Atlanta this summer July 26-27.

Free Resources to Support Your Makerspace

A Principal's Reflections

The embracement of the maker movement is being seen in K-12 schools and districts across the world. To learn more in depth about the concepts associated with making be sure to purchase the book World’s of Making by Laura Fleming and check out her website. HERE is a fantastic tutorial that will assist you and your students create maker projects using arduino. Laura Fleming Maker Movement Makerspace

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. Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Game Based Learning Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Lesson Plans Maker Movement Students Teachers Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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. Make books, send the link to parents and even include audio and video. 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.

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. Innovation iPads IT Coaches and Directors Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Science Teachers STEM Students Teachers Tools Wonderful Classroom WednesdayKaren Bosch on episode 288 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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. Some of them did it on Google Docs and then pulled it over to Book Creator. When they have an audience, when it’s an actual book they can open on their iPad or they can print a PDF, it’s just such a powerful piece to have in your portfolio.

Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

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I guess there’s a little aspect of a book report in there. Chromebooks Digital Filmmaking Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) History and Social Sciences Teachers Innovation iPads IT Coaches and Directors Lesson Plans Mac Maker Movement Math Teachers Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Science Teachers STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools Windows-PC Writing

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