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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].

This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class

Edsurge

Laurence’s College in Brisbane had just 50 minutes to write up a formative assessment on the representation of robots and artificial intelligence in the movies. Using wireless presentation tools by Vivi , an education-focused company founded in Australia, Gunn was able to mirror her tablet screen on the classroom screen and play YouTube clips directly through a hardwired receiver without slowing down the school’s wifi—or her students’ work.

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The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

Hack Education

These predictions are often accompanied with a press release touting the size that this or that market will soon grow to – how many billions of dollars schools will spend on computers by 2020, how many billions of dollars of virtual reality gear schools will buy by 2025, how many billions of dollars of schools will spend on robot tutors by 2030, how many billions of dollars will companies spend on online training by 2035, how big will coding bootcamp market will be by 2040, and so on.

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. We learned at ALA that next year, the two lists will be combined as digital tools.). And now to our larger network reflections: Nikki Robertson shared her reflections on amplifying learning: The deluge of stimuli at ISTE is overwhelming even for a veteran like myself. And I need to learn to code. ISTE both thrills and overwhelms me.

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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.

Can children learn from a “mixed-reality” game?

The Hechinger Report

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. A company called Sphero, for example, has successfully marketed a ball to teach coding, geometry and genetics. She had the children take a test before and after the lesson to gauge how much they learned.

What Kids Can Learn When Blocks Get A Tech Boost

MindShift

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. A company called Sphero, for example, has successfully marketed a ball to teach coding, geometry and genetics. She had the children take a test before and after the lesson to gauge how much they learned.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Previously, she was a Technology Integrator at Sacred Heart teaching robotics and programming to 5th through 7th grades and supporting the faculty''s technology and integration needs. Karen is passionate about building community and creating opportunities for people to collaborate and communicate.

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!