The Maker Movement In Education

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His knowledge of and interest in both the EdTech world and the importance of a STEM education highlight the importance of inquiry-based education, DIY cultures and technology for enhanced learning as crucial 21st century activities. 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. Education reform STEM

The Next Phase of the Maker Movement? Building Startups

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He’s talking about the next wave of the Maker Movement, big news buzzing amongst makers in the inner circle. The organization, now celebrating 20 years in operation, is part of the worldwide Maker Movement, encouraging students to get creative (and messy) when using technology to build things. Throughout the years, Rabuzzi has seen the movement evolve. How do we use Alexa and Siri in the Maker Movement? “Everything that is old is new again!”

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How the maker movement inspires every student to love learning

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You know the maker movement has hit the big leagues when even the President is talking about it. Earlier this year, for the National Week of Making, President Obama issued a call to action to educators, designers, and makers of all stripes. As the maker movement grows, I continue to call on all Americans to help unlock the potential of our Nation and ensure these opportunities reach all our young people, regardless of who they are or where they come from.”.

The Epic E-Book of WebTools

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Sponsor: Wipebook Flipchart Wipebook is an excellent solution for educators, no matter where you’re teaching. Listen to Kristina Holzweiss Talk about Some Amazing Resources for Educators and Librarians Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

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Michael Cohen "The Tech Rabbi" and author of Education by Design From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design. Subscribe to the Show Special ISTE19 Episodes From Monday, June 17 to Thursday, June 27, the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast will be airing some episodes full of education technology learning from popular ISTE speakers.

3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

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The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. ” 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.

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How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

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Amanda Johnson on Episode 493 While we have to finish well, those of us who are returning to another year as an educator have to look forward to plan. Whether you want to follow education technology, special education, math, or just teaching best practices , SmartBrief has an email newsletter for you. Amanda strives to be an innovative educator in a 1:1 iPad school, embracing the wide array of technology available in the media center.

5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

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I am a firm believer that creative classrooms can transform the way students acquire education and how they apply it in their lives. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

STEM and Makerspaces in the Language Arts Classroom

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Check out this and other Adobe resources including some from my friend Todd Nesloney on the Education Trailblazers Pinterest board that you can view at coolcatteacher.com/adobepins. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

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Minecraft in the Classroom

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Jeff: Ah, yeah… So I’m using Minecraft Education Edition in my technology classroom with my students. One thing that I wanted to do with Minecraft Education Edition was bring something to the students that 1) they probably had never done before, and 2) give them opportunities for things that they wouldn’t be able to experience if it wasn’t for being in a technology class. So with Minecraft Education Edition, that’s what I was able to accomplish.

My Amazing Movie Poster: Free Project Plan to Teach Graphic Design

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They are uploaded to Adobe Education Exchange and make a perfect 16-day unit that you can adapt for your class. I’ve uploaded these resources to the Adobe Education Exchange, a fantastic resource for educators looking to use Adobe products in the classroom. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to edit and post it.

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

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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. As such, the roles of the educator as a maker educator are also different. Maker Educator as a Lead Learner. Maker Project Process.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Tyler – a 7th Grade App Builder Spurred on By Genius Hour

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He’s on a mission to bring actual fun gameplay to previously boring educational games. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show. Edtech Tool Tuesday Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Science Teachers STEM Students

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

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Classroom Management Tip #1: Build a Partnership With Your Students It’s true that you must relate before you can educate. Yes, we have to relate before we educate — as a person. But when we relate a subject to real life, we improve our ability to educate all of our students. When you show them that education is gasoline to fire their engine and help them become turbo charged in the race of life, they are more likely to tackle your subject with rev.

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

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The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Students Teachers

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Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

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Former secretary of education, William Bennett, says, “An elementary school that treats the arts as the province of a few gifted children, or views them only as recreation and entertainment, is a school that needs an infusion of soul. That arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic.”. We all need arts in every classroom, in every subject, in what we do as educators.

iPads in Kindergarten

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She earned her bachelor’s degree in education through the University of Windsor, completed her master’s in the art of teaching at Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan, and was recognized as an Apple Distinguished Educator. She frequently writes about her educational journey at www.mrswideen.com , and enjoys inspiring educators to use technology in innovative ways by speaking at conferences. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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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? Nicholas Provenzano, the author of the book, Beyond the Poster Board , gives us four tips to get started with effective PBL and Maker space use in your school and classroom. He is also an author, maker space builder, international keynote speaker, and consultant.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

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Pam Moran, superintendent in Albemarle County in Virginia, shares about some cool virtual reality in Virginia, some challenges with helping new teachers get started, and how she thinks education is entering a new Renaissance of creativity and innovation. Educating Kids for Life Not for Tests. Now, last time in episode 231 , we discussed education reform in Virginia and how they have been moving away from overtesting. The goal, the end in mind was educate kids for tests.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

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The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. ” The post 3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

7 Things to Know About Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom

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You can also use and create breakout educational experiences. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

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She is the recipient of the 2005 TI:ME Teacher of the Year, 2016 NJ Master Music Teacher, 2016 Governor’s Leader in Arts Education, and the 2017 NJ Nonpublic School Teacher of the Year Awards. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

How to Create in AR and VR

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Her desire to build relationships have brought about opportunities to collaborate with students and educators around the world. Her latest adventures include the launch of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Remarkable Teaching: Student Created Virtual Reality Projects

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Educating Kids for Life not for Tests. Sean Wybrant, a Career and Technical Education teacher at William J. Palmer High School, in Colorado Springs District 11, was named the 2017 Colorado Teacher of the Year by Interim Education Commissioner Katy Anthes at an assembly on October 11, 2016. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

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They’ve already loaded objects that you can add to scenes, including pop culture and common objects needed in educational topics. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

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. John Spencer saw test scores and engagement ride when he implemented Maker Mondays. What is Maker Monday? I’d always kind of wait until Friday to do like a Fun Friday Maker Activity. Fears that accompany Maker Mondays.

Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

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Toyota Dream Car Art Contest From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM, STEAM, and design thinking are buzzwords in education today. The company who sponsored it compensated me via a cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. Help Your Students Enter the U.S.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

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The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. ” The post 5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

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SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Nominate your favorite educator at coolcatteacher.com/greatness. As a change maker herself, she is passionately co-leading a grassroots movement in order to spark a systemic cultural shift towards an innovative model of education. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

‘Maker’ Movement Draws Attention at SXSWedu, and littleBits Shifts Into K-12

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A review of this year’s schedule at the South by Southwest Education conference suggests that an interest, at least to many attendees, in “maker spaces”—places for students to build and create with varying degrees of adult oversight—is rising. There are sessions on “open maker portfolios,” micro-credentialing in making spaces, and “Taming the Making Beast: Getting Mobile and Modular,” among other SXSWedu maker-focused events.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

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You can also use and create breakout educational experiences. Vicki: Sam, what do you think are some of the most common mistakes that educators make when they start using coding with kids. He has a doctorate in literacy education and he isn’t afraid to use it. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

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Thank you, Pam for your time and wisdom and I hope everyone has enjoyed this four-part series with a truly remarkable educator. And I was describing to them that, “We got here with a long-term commitment to stay on a course of — really, if you want to call it, progressive education, but trying to really stay focused on trying to educate kids for lifelong learning, not just simply to build a transcript to take some test and to be able to walk across a stage.”

Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

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The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. The post Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

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OK, well, educators, just remember that you can use technology in any classroom. I was educated at the University of Alabama and graduated with an undergraduate degree in Russian Language and Literature in 1993. After graduation, I pursued and obtained my Masters in Secondary English Education. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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.) Cathy Rubin in her Global Search for Education has posed these questions in my inbox for this month’s global search for education column: “ What should we teach young people in an age where Dr. Google has an answer for everything?” The student is programming a video game in a maker space using Bloxels.