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.

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.

Integrating Maker Education into the Curriculum

User Generated Education

As noted in USC Rossier Online, “ In order for your school and students to be fully invested in maker education, it has to be integrated into your curriculum, not squeezed in” ( [link] ). To do this, though, the educator needs to approach his or her curriculum and lessons with a maker mindset.

Educators as Active Listeners

User Generated Education

I have a few sayings I often use in my teacher education courses and PD workshops for teachers related to active listening. One of the biggest gifts we, as educators, can give to our learners is to be truly present for them; to deeply listen to what they have to say.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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?

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 ).

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.

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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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.

Students Over Profit: The Entrepreneurial Approach To Education

EdNews Daily

Consumers desire and seek out such businesses, so why wouldn’t an educational institution offer the same for today’s students? In the midst of affordable educational solutions, they also desire flexibility and increased technological application.

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

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.

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.

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.

New Educational VR App Teaches Kids About Recycling

EdTech4Beginners

The educational potential of VR technology in today’s classroom is still for the most part uncharted waters. What seems certain, however, is that this technology promises to open up some of the most exciting horizons in the education of tomorrow.

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

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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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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Ask An Educator: Teachers Talk Motivation, Goals, and Micro-credentials

Digital Promise

For micro-credentials, this means capturing the experiences of educators on the ground who are engaging with these competency-based tools to increase student engagement and drive improvement. The Ask An Educator podcast captures these stories directly from the educators, exploring why they became teachers, what their professional goals are, and how micro-credentials helped them get there. Blog Educator Micro-credentials Educators

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.

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

Activating the Community to Support Education Innovation

Digital Promise

Kettle Moraine School District (KMSD), a member of the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools , is a suburban district in Wisconsin leading some of the most advanced competency-based education (CBE) efforts in the country. Acting on this observation, she created opportunities for her teachers to speak to the board of education on their experiences and the benefits of CBE, which resonated with the community.

Introduction to Design Thinking for Educators Workshop

User Generated Education

I had the opportunity to facilitate a workshop on design thinking for educators at the New Mexico Association for the Gifted Fall Institute. Design thinking was introduced to the participating educators through showing them John Spencer ‘s video.

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Five Major Differences Between The Chinese And American Education System

EdNews Daily

In China’s education world, the focus is more on the collective group of students as a whole. In the American school system after each year or grade, students will usually move on to a different teacher as they continue their education journey.

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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.

3 Conversation Shifts in Education

The Principal of Change

In March of 2015, I wrote the post, “ 3 Important Shifts in Education “, and focused on moving these three conversations: “Digital Citizenship” to “Digital Empathy”.