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.

Teaching makers: unraveling the maker movement

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I think that hands-on experimentation, design, invention and creating is one of the most stimulating things you can engage students in, and I lap up anything I can on the thriving maker movement. So, it is with mild bemusement – I’m sure – that many teachers observe the breathless passion with which so many millennials talk about the Maker Movement. So let’s unpack three of the pedagogically relevant concepts that drive the Maker Movement.

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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!”

The Epic E-Book of WebTools

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Kristina is the co-author of “ Hacking School Libraries: 10 Ways to Incorporate Library Media Centers into Your Learning Community ,” as well as two series of Scholastic makerspace books.

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.”.

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. Never stop learning! She’s also learning to use CNC machines, @dremel.

STEM and Makerspaces in the Language Arts Classroom

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Kate Hodges, a language arts teacher in Ohio, shares how she uses project-based learning (PBL), making, and more to help students learn language arts. 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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How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

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We should design the classroom environment for learning. Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email. So, if you use another text similarity detection tool, or if you haven’t used one yet, now is the time to start your free trial at www.coolcatteacher.com/detect and learn more about Urkund today.

7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

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3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

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David Ternent, a teacher in a middle school STEM classroom in Ohio, shares how he has used his 3D printers to transform and excite kids about learning STEM concepts. 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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In today’s show, learn about Minecraft EDU and how it is being used to teach. So there are different learning levels and different learning environments for all these students. But the one thing Minecraft is able to do, regardless of that learning level, is it’s able to bring them all together to work collaboratively and be engaged at the same time and work together at the same time. 3 Ways Monsters and Minecraft Can Drive Exceptional Learning (Joel Levin).

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

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While I won’t claim to ever be perfect, I have learned so much over the last seventeen years. If this post helps some of you avoid the mistakes I learned early on, then it will accomplish its purpose! The best lessons I teach not only cover teaching objectives but fulfill relational objectives between me and my students as we craft a partnership in learning. I work to reinforce the paperwork flow so we can focus on learning.

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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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. It is a great teacher PD tool which includes videos and resources to help you learn new techniques and technologies for your classroom.

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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.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

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You can use it and learn. “I’ve seen kids get so immersed in their 3D Bear projects that they had no idea how much they were learning.” Learn more by clicking on the link below. So, for example, as you can see in the simple holiday theme below, students “decorated our room” in AR as they were learning the features and tools of 3D Bear.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

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Something so simple ignited their excitement and learning. Catherine’s lesson for us today is worth sharing with curriculum directors, superintendents, principals, and teachers who are serious about improving learning. 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.

How to Create in AR and VR

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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. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

7 Things to Know About Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom

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We work with robotics, because robotics are tools that allow them to learn coding and to learn abstract logic and thinking while not sitting in front of a computer screen. They learn differently, and they do things differently. Marina: In early childhood is when we start learning how to read and write, the time when we develop our literacy. 5 Let Kids Play and Learn in the Playground versus Playpen.

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

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Amy believes this pedagogical shift is a game changer in the music classroom Learn more. 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. Amy believes this pedagogical shift is a game changer in the music classroom Learn more.

Remarkable Teaching: Student Created Virtual Reality Projects

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In addition, he demonstrates leadership and innovation in and outside of the classroom walls, embodies lifelong learning, and expresses himself in an engaging and articulate way. He engages students in meaningful projects and encourages exploration of a variety of topics, bringing learning to life for students. 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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We also learn beta testing , which is what happens when a person NOT on their team tests the app.) 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.

Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

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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. 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.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

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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. Another person in our classroom really wanted to learn how to speak Spanish. Lindsey: What I did was I told them, you’re going to have a chance to learn anything that you want to, and then we watched a video from Kid President about how the world needs you. We can help them share their learning.

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.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

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If a student learns quickly and is ready before the other students, we can easily export to Adobe Premiere Pro from Adobe Premiere Rush. During these casual conversations, we’ll discuss what we’ve learned. I appreciate how my students and I can now focus on storytelling because our tools have gotten easier to learn. 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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Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

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Also, learn about other projects throughout the year and how teachers design these projects to meet standards. You can take that step and share your Valentine either live or with video messaging so that you can learn about each other’s community. Learn more about Flipgrid at Flipgrid: 6 Ways to Engage Learners in Conversation with Teryl Magee. What are the things my students are going to learn by creating and sharing Virtual Valentines with other kids?

3 Ways to Lead Project-Based Learning

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Erin Murphy, the co-author of Hacking Project Based Learning , talks about leading project-based learning. Hacking Project Based Learning Book Giveaway. Enhanced Transcript. ­­­­Leading Project Based Learning. Vicki: So today we’re thinking about leading project-based learning. Erin Murphy @MurphysMusings5 is co-author of Hacking Project-Based Learning , and she’s an assistant principal. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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

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FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. Brent Johnson: My student’s views on learning and teaching. Using Humor to Hook Students into Learning. But of course you took the things you learned on the Nacho app to the Overty app. You think that making apps should be part of what people learn, right? Because it is frustrating to learn that way, don’t you think?

5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

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FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12. 5 Ways to Amp Up STEAM Learning in the Classroom. And what I mean by that is what happens is that we lose the spirit of being a kid… and getting back to the essence of how exciting learning can be. They’re just learning, and they’re just exploring. Learning should be exciting, and it should be engaging.

‘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. Austin, Texas.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

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Elementary and primary students can learn to code. For Hour of Code week this week, learn how you can go past the Hour of Code and use coding all year long! activity, keep the learning goals the same, but actually add another level of scaffolding and another level of cognitive complexity. app is designed to help people learn how to use it. And almost as soon as I learn a program, and try to bring it into class I put the kids in it.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

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What does Virtual Reality have to offer to the learning process? 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. If you want to learn more about Virtual Reality check out. I think we like to learn together. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

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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.” But one of the things that I’ve really learned is that everybody has the potential to change something tomorrow.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

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Learn how she does it, what standards she teaches, and technical issues of working with drones in the classroom. There were grades associated with it, and I have a whole safety thing and a checklist of things they had to learn and all. One of the things I learned was that I was working too hard the first couple of days of the unit. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.