Assessing Maker Education Projects

User Generated Education

Institutionalized education has given assessment a bad reputation; often leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many teachers, students, and laypeople. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use.

Unpacking our educators’ belief systems

Dangerously Irrelevant

Recently I shared some stories of youth using technology in amazing, empowered ways with a group of educators. But it was a good reminder that when we’re having conversations or working with educators in professional learning settings, what we say to them may not be what they hear.

System 180

The Importance of Educating Educators

My Island View

I recently returned from my yearly trek to ISTE, one of the largest education technology conferences to be held annually. This year better than 22 thousand educators were in attendance in Chicago for three days. Those educators who attended ISTE on their own dime should be commended.

This Is Why Education Begets Education

EdNews Daily

Welcome back to our “Teacher Feature Series,” where we chat with educators who work online across borders. I’m a former certified EMT, with an extensive non-degree college-level educational background in biology, human physiology, chemistry, microbiology, physics, and computer science.

Today’s Curriculum for the Higher Ed HR Leader

Speaker: Joseph Clay, Business Transformation Strategist at Oracle, and Jeffrey Haynes, Director with Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP

While VPs of HR in higher education share many of the same challenges as their corporate peers, they are a “different animal”, with unique issues and far fewer resources.

The future of technology in education

Ditch That Textbook

What is the future of technology in education? DTT podcast #DitchPod augmented reality in education future of education technology satya nadella technology educationWe really don’t know.

Educators as Purveyors of Hope

User Generated Education

I have since become a teacher educator (with some teaching of elementary gifted students at a few Title 1 schools thrown in). I believe that educators do more counseling of children and young people than any other profession. My advanced degree is in counseling.

Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon, Global Education Conference co-chairs, talk about the Global Education Conference 2017 that runs from November 13-16. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon for Global Education Conference. Vicki: The Global Education Conference is here, November 13-16!

Maker Education Camp: Circuit Crafts

User Generated Education

This is my third summer offering maker education summer camps as part of a bigger program at a local school. Given all of the media coverage, an educator new to Maker Education may get the perception that it is all about this kind of high tech stuff.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital citizenship education doesn’t work in a lecture format. Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more.

Advancing Computational Thinking Across K-12 Education

Digital Promise

Thanks to the successes of campaigns like the Hour of Code and this week’s Computer Science Education Week, educators, policymakers, and families around the country are realizing the value of coding and computer science in K-12 education.

Scaffolding Maker Education Learning Experiences

User Generated Education

My blog post is called User-Generated Education for a reason. I also believe one of the roles of an educator, in the context of maker education, is to scaffold learning experiences so the end result is students becoming self-determined learning.

The Maker Educator Workshop

User Generated Education

I am doing full day workshops on The Maker Educator both at ISTE 2016 and EduTECH in Australia. Being a maker educator requires developing a new mindset; a new set of skills and roles. Short Introduction to Maker Education. Personal Assessment of Mindset of a Maker Educator.

Maker Education Card Game

User Generated Education

One of my current educational interests is maker education. As such, I have begun creating games for maker education – see my first one, a board game, at Reflecting on the Making Process. I like and have always used games in my classrooms.

Can Virtual Reality Improve Education?

EdTech4Beginners

In recent years, many schools have entertained the theory that VR improves education. If virtual reality is reliable enough to train our armed forces, is there any reason not to implement the same technique at educational institutions across the world?

Cardboard Creations: A Maker Education Camp

User Generated Education

This post discusses my Cardboard Creations Maker Education Camp that was taught to fifteen 5 to 12 year old learners for five days, 2.5 Summer Maker Education Camp Project. As a recent NPR article discussed several challenges for maker education.

Education Elements Gets Results

Education Elements

As Education Elements moves into its sixth year supporting schools and districts, its latest impact report builds the case that personalizing learning for students isn’t just a one-hit wonder but a sound strategy for boosting outcomes for all students. Personalized Learning Education K-12 Educators Leaders

2018 Education Innovation Clusters Convening: Looking to the Future

Digital Promise

On July 16-18, Digital Promise held the fifth annual Education Innovation Clusters Convening (#EdClusters18) in Philadelphia, with our co-host the ExCITe Center at Drexel University. EdClusters18 focused on clarifying the future vision, tools, and action steps for education innovation.

Virtual Reality Apps for Education

Educational Technology Guy

Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions are the two most popular, but here are some more great VR apps for education: (these are links to the Google Play store, but they all have iOS versions also) Cardboard (free) Cardboard puts virtual reality on your smartphone. RESOURCES: Google Expeditions Support site: [link] Expeditions Site: [link] Some great articles on VR from Free Technology for Teachers 20 TOP VIRTUAL REALITY APPS THAT ARE CHANGING EDUCATION How Will AR Transform Education?

Millennial Parents Favor Online, Flexible Education

Waterford

What will traditional education look like in 20 years? Based on findings from a recent independent study, it looks like education will have strong ties to personalized learning and digital technology. Nelina Moore, 5, does UPSTART preschool work at home with her mother Deborah Moore.

Why All Educators Need SAMR And TPACK

The Web20Classroom

Lately, the work I’ve been doing with teachers and leaders has centered around the engaging and effective use of technology.

Qualities of Effective Educator Professional Development

User Generated Education

Principles underlying Effective Practices in Adult Education ). If the desire is to have educators create and implement engaging, interactive, and fun learning activities, then PD needs to be a mirror of these practices. Crafting Professional Development for Maker Educators ).

Smartphones Meet Adult Education

Digital Promise

The post Smartphones Meet Adult Education appeared first on Digital Promise. Adult Learning Blog Developers Educators StoriesMobile technologies allow adult learners to study anytime, anywhere, extending their learning far beyond classroom hours.

Educational technology survey 2018

EdTech4Beginners

Please spare a moment to complete my ‘Educational technology survey 2018’ – it will only take a few minutes (I promise!). education edtech edtech survey educational technology teachers teachingClick here to participate!

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Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

12 great ways to grow as an educator this summer

Ditch That Textbook

Honestly, I’ve never wanted my education career to take a major hiatus for months at a time. [.]. Ed Tech conferences edtech education on air educational technology professional development professional learning seesaw voxer

2017 Predictions for American Education

Education Elements

Before we get too far into 2017 I like to reflect on what has been and make predictions for what the year ahead will mean for education. As a company, I can say that Education Elements will be changing the way we think about our partnerships and what these districts really value from our relationship. This is beyond driving a new initiative, and instead around changing the hearts and minds of educators to consider the needs of the student differently than we have in the past.

How Education Innovation Clusters Advance Equity

Digital Promise

Around the country, Education Innovation Clusters (EdClusters) are working to address one of education’s pressing challenges – the deep inequity that persists in learning, opportunities, and leadership. Blog Education Innovation Clusters League of Innovative Schools

Activities for Computer Science Education Week

EdTech4Beginners

Computer Science Education week is December 4-10, and the annual ‘Hour of Code’ event will be in full swing. Let me know how you and your class get on Tagged: computer science , computing , edtech , education , hour of code , teaching.

FAQs For Educational Bloggers

The Web20Classroom

For nearly 9 years I’ve written about technology, improving school leadership and have shared my personal insights on being a connected educator. I believe many educators want to start blogging but they just don’t know where to start or what to do. Busy educators.

8 Approaches That Are Making a Difference in Public Education

Digital Promise

News articles often highlight the challenges educators face and the ways in which students are not achieving. Educators across the country are addressing challenges and building solutions that work for their communities with big results. Blog Educators League of Innovative Schools

Maker Education: Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy

User Generated Education

Maker education is currently a major trend in education. But just saying that one is doing Maker Education really doesn’t define the teaching practices that an educator is using to facilitate it. Maker education takes on many forms. Role of the Educator.

Announcing the Jeffco 11 educational leadership blog

Dangerously Irrelevant

Starting this week, we are sharing resources and blogging about educational leadership issues in addition to our class sessions. Our 11th University of Colorado Denver principal licensure cohort for the Jeffco Public Schools is 31 students strong! We’re off to an amazing start.

The Educator as a Maker Educator: the eBook

User Generated Education

I compiled all of my blog posts about Maker Education into an ebook that I published via Amazon Kindle. The Perfect Storm for Maker Education. Is It Project-Based Learning, Maker Education or Just Projects? Maker Education and Experiential Education.

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My Educator Journey with Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The irony of this is that many of us educators have been successfully navigating the waters of personalized learning for our students, but haven’t been given the opportunity to transition that same approach to our own professional learning. I then agreed to become a virtual community facilitator for the second phase, which allows me to support Tennessee educators who are beginning their micro-credential journey. Blog Educator Micro-credentials Educators

Infographics in Education with Eileen Lennon

The CoolCatTeacher

On April 26, celebrate PowerofEcon on Twitter with Discovery Education, CME Group, and their Econ Essentials Program. Infographics in Education with Eileen Lennon. So I started with her, creating the social media guidelines for the New York City Department of Education.

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Educators as Lead Learners

User Generated Education

I have discussed educators as model learners before: The educator’s role has or should change in this age of information abundance or Education 2.0-3.0. Educator as Model Learner ). It is a mistaken assumption that educators know how to do so.

A Fuller Framework for Making in Maker Education

User Generated Education

Implementing a Broader Framework of Making in Maker Education. All of this led me to think about how this would translate into a full spectrum of making in the context of maker educator. Education Maker Education maker education maker educator maker movement

Training the Next Generation of Reflective Educators through Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

The Washington High School (WHS) Education Professions program is dedicated to preparing young people who can successfully navigate college life and enter the teaching profession. Learn more about the Beginning to Teach micro-credentials here and Educators Rising here.

Maker Education and Social-Emotional Development

User Generated Education

Planning educational activities that incorporate social-emotional learning has broad benefits. Maker Education and Social Emotional Learning. Maker education, when planned around skills acquisition, can enhance social-emotional development.