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.

7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Stacey Roshan, the author of Tech with Heart , talks about seven edtech topics that are sparking conversation this summer both online and at ISTE19.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science. 6 Super Science Edtech Ideas. Leah, today, we’re going to talk about how to use technology to make science more exciting and more effective.

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

iPads in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’s 2019 Teacher’s Guide to Technology. 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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Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech. Vicki: Happy EdTech Tool Tuesday. Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) History and Social Sciences Teachers How to Guides.

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Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom. Art and Music Teachers Chromebooks Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation iPads Maker Movement Parents Students Teachers Tools

Virtual Valentines and 2 Other Cool, Easy Collaborative Ideas for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Virtual Valentines Awesome Squiggles Project San Diego Zoo Teacher Field Trip Dyane Smokorowski Instructional Technology Coach Dyane Smokorowski is the 2013 Kansas Teacher of the Year and is currently serving as an Instructional Technology Coach in the Andover Public schools.

7 Things to Know About Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Use the playground versus playpen metaphor when we’re encountering technologies for early childhood. The playpen types of technologies are safe — that’s what a playpen is good for, it’s a safe environment. 6 How important is the tactile piece when it comes to technology?

How to Create in AR and VR

The CoolCatTeacher

AR VR and MR for All Classrooms Jaime Donally’s’s Bio as Submitted Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. She began her career as a math teacher and later moved into Instructional Technology.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

OK, well, educators, just remember that you can use technology in any classroom. You can use technology in any classroom. I love using technology in the classroom and believe computer literacy is as important to this generation as reading literacy was to previous generations.

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

The CoolCatTeacher

And so like my kids took these images that they collected inside and outside our building, and they actually presented and shared at the International Society for Technology (ISTE) this year, which is really neat.

Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

The CoolCatTeacher

I also have two green walls in my studio technology office area. Joe Brennan on episode 297 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Digital filmmaking can successfully be integrated into any class.

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Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: Today we’re talking with Micah Brown @mbrownedtech , an Instructional Technology Specialist in Kansas. OK, so let’s say that I’m a teacher and I’m not super comfortable with technology. Now back in December you did the Gingerbread STEM Community in Maker Space.

Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

The CoolCatTeacher

This week I’ll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on the Cool Cat Teacher blog sponsored by SMART Technologies.

Awesome Atlanta Education Conference: STLinATL – July 26-27, 2018

The CoolCatTeacher

Best teacher blog winner, *Speaker*author* @Mashable Top Teacher on Twitter*Top #edtech Twitterer. Join me and other education speakers at Woodward Academy in Atlanta this summer From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

The CoolCatTeacher

Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package. Chromebooks Computer Science Teachers Digital Citizenship Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Flat Classroom and Global Collaboration High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, talks about eight edtech apps that you should try. (He Richard Byrne – Bio as Submitted Richard is best known for his award-winning blog, Free Technology for Teachers.

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Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started. He is in the San Francisco Unified School District as a Learning Integration Designer, and he does it with digital technology.

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Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Mary: I think that just comes with technology. So, what’s your pep talk to teachers for utilizing this type of immersive technology? We spend a lot of time gnashing our teeth over using technology as, “Oh, I have to INSERT that into my curriculum.

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Makerspaces, Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM are gaining lots of traction in Kindergarten though college level education. Articles, resources on social media, and conference presentations on these topics are proliferating at a rate that most educators are now familiar with maker education.

Futurizing the Stacks: How Makerspaces Can Modernize College Libraries


The answer, in part, lies in the so-called maker movement, a trend studded by hobbyists, inventors, students and even entrepreneurs who creates products or gadgets for educational or industrial purposes. In a report that analyzed the state of the maker movement in 40 U.S. universities, the Makeschools Higher Education Alliance identified student engagement in projects that transcend traditional learning to be a flagship quality of the emerging maker movement on campus.

FETC 2018: EdTech – thoughts and strategies

FETC Converge

Presenters from the upcoming 38th National Future of Education Technology Conference share their best insights, advice, and strategies in response to key EdTech questions. What should educators think about when planning for education technology implementation that will meet the needs of today’s and tomorrow’s students? What new leadership skills or strategies are needed to take EdTech – and other aspects of education – to the next level?

Harnessing the Maker Spirit: Dale Dougherty’s New Book, ‘Free to Make’


The annual Punkin Chunkin contest may be one of the more, um, organic expressions of “maker” spirit. But it nonetheless embodies what Dale Dougherty, the “father” of the movement, sees as literally the “moral imperative” of the maker movement: “to use our creative freedom to make the future better, to be hands-on in making change, and to get everyone participating fully in that future.”. There’s 12-year old Quin Etnyre, who starts his own maker-kit business.

?How Should We Measure the Impact of Makerspaces?


Two years ago I attended an edtech conference focused on the then up-and-coming trend of makerspaces. The opening keynote speaker ended his presentation with a charge for all in attendance: “I hope that makerspaces don’t become an edtech fad that goes away as quickly as it has risen to popularity; I hope you all can figure out how to do it right.” Laura Busch ( llbusch ) is a technology integrator at Blair Elementary in Waukesha, Wisc.

Its 2019. So Why Do 21st-Century Skills Still Matter?


In hindsight, Kay can identify three phases that have been critical in the 21st century learning movement. The third and current phase of the 21st century learning movement is all about “empowerment,” says Kay. As the 21st century learning movement expands internationally, we’re seeing an abundance of frameworks, assessments, and semantic labels as different organizations put their spin on what’s worth knowing.

Ditch That Textbook’s Best of 2016

Ditch That Textbook

Google Apps (now called G Suite), the maker movement and design thinking didn’t start in 2016, but they’ve grown bigger and bigger in 2016. Ed Tech best of 2015 edtech educational technology g suite gafe google apps for educationThe end of 2016. The education scene has seen a continued push in several big areas.

A Framework for Meaningful Technology Integration – SULS003

Shake Up Learning

The post A Framework for Meaningful Technology Integration – SULS003 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready to learn how to meaningfully and practically integrate technology into your classroom?! Going beyond the tools is so important in meaningful technology integration.

Why Tech Doesn't Just Mean Computers and How It Can Be Used in Alternative Ways to Change Classroom Dynamics

Saving Socrates

While I am sure you already realize technology itself is nothing new. In fact, at one point, a tractor, train, light bulb, and even a pencil were radical technology. While this is certain a huge part of any tech initiative, it sort of ignores other key technological innovation that are also taking place that our children would profoundly benefit from being exposed to in a school environment. I must confess, I myself am really into the whole maker movement.

Teacher Creativity Skill: Solve a Problem

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Gaming for Practice Another way that technology can help to build problem-solving skills is through gaming. Skills Classroom Creativity Design Thinking Digital Age Digital Resources Digital Tools EdTech Education Gaming Maker Movement PBL Problem-Solving Search Teacher Web Tools Websites

28 can’t-miss edtech innovations from ISTE 2017

eSchool News

This year’s ISTE Conference was all about technology-charged learning–and from the keynotes and sessions to the fast-paced exhibit hall, the conference’s more than 20,000 attendees (15,000 educators plus expo hall staff) were immersed in just that.

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


Edtech gatherings that attract more than 1,000 attendees, such as LearnLaunch’s Across Boundaries Conference last week in Boston, are usually echo chambers of hubbub and hoopla about technology’s potential to transform education. Yet throughout the two-day gathering of entrepreneurs, researchers and educators, keynote speakers urged attendees to curb their enthusiasm, and evaluate the edtech landscape with a sense of cautious optimism. Education Technology Events Community

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016


But that hasn’t stopped us from asking a number of experts in education and technology to gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on one major EdTech trend we can expect to see lighting up learning and one major challenge that education will face in 2016. Technology and the classroom – major trends and challenges. I believe more schools worldwide will find the funds and way to have their students learn with technology.

4 exciting trends that will define the 2018 education industry

eSchool News

On top of that, there is promise for continued education outside of the classroom; just look at Google’s recent $1B pledge over the next five years to help train Americans for jobs in technology. Maker spaces will gain popularity in K-12 schools in the U.S.

Teacher: Know Thyself – School Culture Shift is About the People


While you may take up the role of champion as a general way of perceiving your fit within your school system, we may find ourselves identifying with one adopter category or another when discussing emergent technology. Pedagogy TL Advisor Blog edtech Leadership“Courage is contagious.