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The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

Makers tap into an American admiration for self-reliance and combine that with open-source learning, contemporary design and powerful personal technology like 3-D printers. For example, younger makers can turn to DIY , a safe online community for kids to discover and learn new skills. For example, Jack Andraka , who as a High School sophomore, discovered a test for pancreatic cancer through reading science research he found online. Originally published at [link].

3D Virtual Learning a New Reality

A Principal's Reflections

We have continued to sustain numerous innovative initiatives while looking for other opportunities to improve the learning experience for the school community. This year alone Laura Fleming , our stellar media specialist, has successfully created a Makerspace for our students as well as a digital badge platform to acknowledge the informal learning of teachers. At NMHS we focus on empowering students to take ownership of their learning.

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Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

And students, who are already on a limited education budget, find it extremely difficult to buy their yearly learning materials. A fine example would be Cengage, who launched their Cengage unlimited subscription pack, where students get unlimited access to their entire library of online textbooks for $119.99 Here’s an example of a successful subscription business model.

ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

NeverEndingSearch

For instance, Kasey Bell generously shared her own resource-packed presentations on her Shake Up Learning Blog prior to the conference. Our own Kristina Holzweiss shared the Wakelet on Wakelet she co-presented, as well as her blog post on library uses of the platform. And there was Google Tools You Aren’t Using, But Should be in Your Library with librarian friends James Allen, Sherry Gick, Nancy Jo Lambert, Nikki Robertson, and Tiffany Whitehead.

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Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

And students, who are already on a limited education budget, find it extremely difficult to buy their yearly learning materials. A fine example would be Cengage, who launched their unlimited subscription pack, where students get unlimited access to their entire library of online textbooks for $119.99 In this model, the company sells a product/service on a monthly or yearly basis, and in the process, they retain the customer as they pay for prolonged access to the content.

After School Innovation in New Zealand – Matt Richards, New Zealand

Daily Edventures

Thanks to Matt Richards curious students in New Zealand and around the world are able to explore, create and learn in a unique after-school program. Today, Richards facilitates Mineclass (here’s his Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert summary of the project ), which brings students together from around the world to collaborate on complex Minecraft challenges. Ten years ago I was working as the managing editor of a publishing company. Global collaboration is the way forward.

What Kids Can Learn When Blocks Get A Tech Boost

MindShift

In a windowless room in the library, first- and second-graders experiment with a strange teaching device that’s half computer and half wooden play table. Yannier’s research experiment is part of a partnership between Forest Grove’s school district and Carnegie Mellon to see if high-tech ideas can improve teaching and learning. Some tech companies are also trying to mix hands-on play with digital learning.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference Network's seventh annual global collaboration "extravaganza" will take place around the clock starting this Sunday, November 13, and continuing through Wednesday, November 16. You don’t need to be an expert in the Blackboard Collaborate platform to help (we give you training and then live help at the time), but it makes a HUGE different to presenters to have a moderator helper in their session rooms, and we try to make sure there is one for every session!

Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Lucy Gray and I, the founders and co-chairs of this massive, worldwide, and free event, may have gotten ourselves a little behind this year on GlobalEdCon planning (with STEMxCon in September, then the Reform Symposium , Library 2.01 The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. tools to transform learning for the emerging digital, “world-is-flat” educational landscape.