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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. Eduporium ‘s Andy Larmand is the newest contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher.

7 Things to Know About Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s sponsor: Metaverse is a free simple augmented reality tool. 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. So same as with a robot.

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Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. 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.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah: Well, some of the best tools that I’ve used in the classroom are those that simply enhance the student’s voice. Tools to enhance student voice. Tools to build eBooks to demonstrate understanding. Do you have any other favorite tools? Now, do you use robots?

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

We love digital tools like Buncee and Green Screen , Adobe Spark. We’ll be adding the tool Flipgrid. Those are two digital tools that you don’t have to feel the pressure of a live call. Now back in December you did the Gingerbread STEM Community in Maker Space.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Fun, exciting tools and techniques can help very young kids understand math and learn computational thinking. Vicki: Steve, do you have any favorite tools that you like for the K-6 crew? Favorite tools to use with younger kids. Tools to think with.

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Applications Open Now #steam

The CoolCatTeacher

Designed and built a robotic car seat to alert adults when children are left in hot cars. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

As Factories Fade, Rural District Builds Makerspace to Fill Talent Gaps

Edsurge

Coincidentally, as part of another role I had with the district to develop relationships with the business community, I was organizing a field trip to a tech company. At the time, I was in the process of developing a program called “The Tech Pipeline” that allowed local, fast-growing technology companies to connect with prospective talent in the community through our schools. These companies were eager for qualified young candidates to fill positions.

The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

Maker Movement: The maker movement, as we know, is the umbrella term for independent inventors, designers and tinkerers, a convergence of computer hackers and traditional artisans. Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future ).

A Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

Maker Movement: The maker movement, as we know, is the umbrella term for independent inventors, designers and tinkerers, a convergence of computer hackers and traditional artisans. Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future ).

Sylvia Martinez: 3 Mistakes Teachers Make About Tinkering (and more)

The CoolCatTeacher

The risks of using reflection as your only tool for assessing making. Hummingbird Robotics Kit. Sylvia also headed product development for consumer software, video games, and educational games at several software publishing companies.

28 can’t-miss edtech innovations from ISTE 2017

eSchool News

The most popular topics, based on number of sessions, focused on creativity and productivity tools (113), innovative learning environments (108), online tools and resources (82), constructivist learning and the maker movement (77), and programming and robotics (70).

TechShop launches maker space workshops for educators

eSchool News

Maker space workshop guides educators and librarians through the nuts and bolts. Seizing hold of the booming maker movement, a new four-day workshop will walk educators through the steps of designing, equipping, and operating successful, safe and inspirational public maker spaces.

Seven Things That Happen When Kids Embrace a Maker Mindset

The Principal of Change

He has spent the last two months interviewing experts throughout the maker movement with the goal of creating a self-paced course for anyone who wants to design a makerspace. Supportive community of fellow teacher-makers? She had a maker mindset. He had a maker mindset.

‘Learn’-Launching the 2017 Edtech Conversation With Cautious Optimism

Edsurge

Big data, open spaces, employability, utilizing maker movements, balancing innovation and accountability, privacy, collaboration, closing the digital divide, personalized learning, and navigating the hostile political climate were just a few of the concerns the audience members brought up. Foreshadowing a future full of big data, he called for educators to change their current practices if they want their students to be prepared for a world filled with AI robots.

In the marketplace: Online makerspaces and innovative college prep

eSchool News

If students had the most innovative tools to help them see the future, what would they see? Ed-tech company Workbench and Maryland’s network of public libraries have partnered to launch an online maker space for libraries throughout the state.