What Will It Take to Push the K-12 Maker Movement to Be More Inclusive?

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These days, schools are trying to figure out how to bring making into every facet of the school day, with mobile kits, clubs and more. But despite the work of on-the-ground educators like Day and Taylor, the maker movement in K-12 schools is far from perfect. What does it really take, for example, to diversify the communities of maker educators and mentors out there? I have my mother, who is the queen of all makers. Everyone's a maker.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

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I love that this works with their individual mobile phone cameras. Additionally, even if we are only working on mobile devices, students can make a full video with b-roll and music on any of their devices.

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Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) Displays: A Maker Education Project

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See Halloween Wars: An Interdisciplinary Lesson with a STEM, STEAM, Maker Education Focus for more about this. Materials: micro:bit (one for each team), heavy stock cardboard, (servos with jumper wires and alligator clips if movement is designed). The micro:bit features an embedded compass, accelerometer, mobile, and web-based programming capabilities. I have lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a few decades.

‘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.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: And I just want to stress — also as a fellow technology educator — that sandboxing is so important. Like our mobile devices, especially in science, is using that camera feature and having the students like capture a photo and annotate over the top of it. Use the camera feature on any mobile device. We have so many awesome mobile devices, and so many short cycle apps that allow us to capture video and capture images and work with them.

Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

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They can also send them as eBooks that people can read on their mobile devices or computers. The post Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. All Grades All Subjects Assessment Chromebooks College (aged 18+) Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review: Awesome VR in 360

The CoolCatTeacher

Being surrounded by reality will get people excited, especially us educators who want to help our students see the world. Acer Education is partnering with Microsoft Education to run a STEAM lab makeover giveaway. The grand prize includes 10 Acer Windows Mixed Reality headsets and 10 Acer Aspire 7 laptop computers, which will be sent to the winning school via Acer Education’s team.

Google Jamboard

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But also on iPads and on Chromebooks that have the Play Store enabled, which is where education Chromebooks are going. So Google Drawing is not sketch or touch-friendly, and there’s no mobile app for it. Tom’s education experience includes Special Education, Social Studies, and educational technology coaching in New York, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. He is a Google for Education Certified Innovator and Trainer.

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Where Classroom Design Meets Design Thinking

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When educators first consider redesigning learning spaces, they might immediately conjure up mental images of free-flowing Starbucks lounges or something out of the Cult of Pedagogy blog’s Classroom Eye Candy series. Before coming to education, Hare spent a decade in Italy designing commercial and retail spaces, where she learned to tailor her work to the end user. But first things first, she reminds educators: Put away those catalogues.

7 innovative 3D printers for the classroom

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Even as prices dip for some models, educational institutions and districts are also gaining financial support from outside sources for ventures into 3D printing. In fact, from 2011 to 2015, government business intelligence company Onvia awarded $1,809,298 in 3D printer and supply contracts to 44 primary, secondary and higher education institutions and school districts across the United States. Next page: Our 7 education-focused printers.

What Should I Buy For My New Makerspace? A Five-Step Framework For Making the Right Purchases

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I recently was asked to give a webinar that would guide participants through selecting the right products for their makerspace, where I unveiled my “Worlds of Making 'MAKER' Framework.” Many people associate the Maker Movement with ‘stuff’ like 3D printers, but in my opinion, this isn’t what pushes children outside of their comfort zone, it is that opportunity for open-ended exploration that is key. So, the first section of my framework is about Mobility.

This Amazing South Bronx School Grows 50,000 Pounds of Vegetables a Year

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We have a Green Bronx Machine mobile classroom kitchen. All the proceeds are being donated to public education, so this is an opportunity for all of us to pay it forward and celebrate the profession that we all know and love. We have our Green Bronx Machine (mobile kitchen) which is a state of the art food truck on wheels for a fraction of the cost which goes classroom to classroom.

3 ways innovative schools advance maker learning for all

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In March 2016, Digital Promise and Maker Ed issued a call-to-action for school leaders around the country to commit to growing the next generation of American makers. school leaders have answered the call by signing the Maker Promise. Maker learning inspires creativity, confidence, and passion for learning in young people. So how do you sustain a maker program, and encourage the sorts of innovative action required for this?

Certificate Program Helps Educators Grow a “Maker Mindset”

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Another child designed a wonderfully elaborate device to deliver a marshmallow to his mouth,” said Ilya Pratt, director of the Design-Make-Engage Program at the Park Day School, in a recent Educator Innovator webinar. Although almost any educator would agree these experiences are valuable, carving out space and time for them inside a traditional classroom is no easy feat. It is a chance to participate in communities of makers of all ages by sharing your work and expertise.

?Do or DIY: What We Saw (and Loved) at the 2017 Maker Faire

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This weekend marked San Mateo’s annual gathering of hackers, hobbyists and freak flag flyers: the Maker Faire. Back for its 12th year in the Bay Area, the Maker Faire is home to everything from drone racing, bicycle-powered music stages and even 32-foot tall towering Sextant Tesla Coils. Here are a few of our favorite DIY masters from the three-day event: EIGHTH GRADER Miles Raneri returned for his fifth appearance and exhibition at Maker Faire.

Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program and Breakout in Augmented Reality

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When you download Metaverse onto your mobile device, click the “scan” button to launch the experience. ” The post Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program and Breakout in Augmented Reality appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. A sponsored review of a tool I'm using to teach programming From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Augmented reality is here.

TechShop launches maker space workshops for educators

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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. Called, the TechShop Maker Space Academy, the workshop is based on TechShop’s maker space model. Planning and organizing engaging group events at your maker space.

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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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. Some hot topics will be virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, coding and the maker movement. Savas Savides (Publisher & Former Educator, Greece). Mobile learning.

Six Ways to Build Girl-Inclusive Makerspaces

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For the past 17 years, Techbridge Girls has been working to break down barriers that often keep young women, particularly those of color from low-income communities, out of STEM careers and the maker movement. We work to craft a new narrative that centers this population and gives them space not just to engage with STEM and making, but to believe that they can transform the maker movement to reflect their experiences and interests. Redefine the Maker.

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

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In a fast-moving field like education technology, it’s worth taking a moment to take stock of new developments, persistent trends and the challenges to effective tech implementation in real classrooms. The NMC Horizon 2015 K-12 report offers a snapshot of where ed tech stands now and where it is likely to go in the next five years, according to 56 education and technology experts from 22 countries.

How Can I bring Robotics Into My Curriculum? Programming Robots with SPRK Lightning Lab #AskTheTechCoach

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SPRK Lightning Lab hub uses CWIST’s online platform to offer a free virtual community that allows educators, students, makers and parents to communicate about their projects. To get started users download the mobile app to program their robot. Activities include learning how to program Sphero robots to simulate the atomic composition of liquids and solids, the motion of orbiting planets , and over 75 other activities built by Sphero and educators around the world.

Resource: Digital Promise Adds Professional Services

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Digital Promise , a non-profit using technology and research to spur innovation and expand learning opportunities, has created Digital Promise Professional Services to provide personal help to educators as they transform their schools and districts. DP’s team walks education professionals through the creation of personalized, collaborative and mobile learning opportunities for students. Educator Micro-credentials. Maker Learning.

Making an Impact with Problem / Project Based Learning

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Instructional methods like Genius Hour , the Maker Movement, and STEAM allow teachers to meet high learning standards while supporting innovation. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. Cool Sites Effective Technology Integration Global Issues in Education pbl problem based learning project based learning Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day!

From MakerSpace to MakerFaire – Guest Post from Christine Boyer

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It is now a vibrant hub of activity, stocked with a variety of high-tech and low-tech supplies that challenge and inspire our little makers. Watching them create trains, castles, superhero costumes and monster webs out of cardboard and duct tape made me realize that not only were they enjoying a childhood rite of passage when they commandeered the large boxes, but they were applying the 21st Century skills that all educators talk about. Creating Maker Spaces.

Making an Impact with Problem / Project Based Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Instructional methods like Genius Hour , the Maker Movement, and STEAM allow teachers to meet high learning standards while supporting innovation. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics. Cool Sites Effective Technology Integration Global Issues in Education pbl problem based learning project based learningIncluded in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day!

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

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13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years. Ed note: 2 Pieces for Context– 30 Incredible Ways Technology Will Change Education by 2028 and Curriculum is More Important Than Learning Technology. We recently speculated on the what education might look like in the year 2028 (see the link above), when today’s kindergartners have finished K-12 and beginning their work in the world (or college). by TeachThought Staff.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks

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One of the things that sets TeachThought apart from other education publishers is the development of learning models and frameworks–new ways of teaching and learning and schooling that others can use. Self-directed learning, the Maker Movement, mobile learning, education technology integration and more are all relatively new, and have a variety of perspectives that can be taken in examining them and what they enable or change.

Creating Space for "Maker Moments"

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Despite claims made by some, the maker movement is no fad -- it's just a new name for something lots of people have been doing for a long time. I had my first "maker moment" at 4 years old. With a generous donation from the PTA, lots of hustle on DonorsChoose.org , and some dumpster diving, our Maker Lab was born! What We Make Educators have asked me what is needed to get a makerspace up and running.

Creating Space for "Maker Moments"

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Despite claims made by some, the maker movement is no fad -- it's just a new name for something lots of people have been doing for a long time. I had my first "maker moment" at 4 years old. With a generous donation from the PTA, lots of hustle on DonorsChoose.org , and some dumpster diving, our Maker Lab was born! What We Make Educators have asked me what is needed to get a makerspace up and running.

Maker culture

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The recent Higher Education version of the Horizon Report highlights some interesting predicted trends for technology adoption. Today, society is increasingly mobile and continues to demonstrate evidence that creation is gaining traction over consumption. The Maker movement, user-generated videos, self-published eBooks, personalized domains, and other platforms have all seen steep increases in recent years.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Gaming in Ed Now! - #YouMatter Special Offer - Connected Librarian Day

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Our first-ever, free, and online "Gaming in Education" conference started this week with special keynote speakers and pre-conference sessions on Monday and Tuesday (recorded for your viewing pleasure) and continues tonight, Wednesday evening (US time).

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

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At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology. This is about the stories we’re told about education, about technology, and about education technology. (No We must think more critically about education technology – its technologies and its stories – and I believe that comes in part from scrutinizing its history.

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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I’ve listed some examples of disruption in education below, and ranked them (though obviously the ranking is entirely subjective and only useful as a crude reference point to start your own thinking). For the #1 disruption in education, I’ve actually summarized the disruptor and its effect as an example, though for the rest, I only include the disruption itself for most of the rest. Planned obsolescence of mobile technology. Maker Movement.

Learning Revolution Free PD - It's All About the GEC (GlobalEdCon) - Amazing Keynotes - Announcing the Student Technology Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. But you don''t have to, since the Global Education Conference is a virtual conference, so you can check out the full schedule in your own time zone, pick the sessions you want to attend, and come and join us as much as you can.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Two Great Library Events - GlobalEdCon Deadline - UNC's Amazing World View

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Participatory, hyperlinked library services; DIY and maker movements; emerging technology in academic and research libraries; Google Glass—our Library 2.014 conference covered a broad range of topics and these were among the most notable.