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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.

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


Lightning Lab will make it even easier to use the SPRK robot in the classroom because students can access te instructions and starter code inside of the app. Sphero makes app-enabled, teachable robots. 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. Download.


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


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. III robot.

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.

From MakerSpace to MakerFaire – Guest Post from Christine Boyer


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.

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 , 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.

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).

Makerspaces: On Scanning the Road & Gently Easing the Brakes


At conferences, librarians share with me that their administrators insist they devote significant library real estate to 3D printing and a variety of other maker equipment. Some examples: Participative culture and the Learning Commons movement : For many years, school and academic libraries have been rethinking learner space to support participative culture. The action in our huge open technology wing engaged kids in robotics and coding and CAD and now, 3D printing.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

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 - Conference Volunteering - Libraries! - Google Excitement - Common Core Film

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 products are research-based and developed for various audiences: youth, college students, the research community, policy makers, or workers in a particular industry. Brought to you by USC Rossier’s Doctor of Education online (EDd). Is your library mobile friendly?

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference ( , September 19 - 21. Iris Lapinski - CEO, CDI Apps for Good - "Apps for Good - Growing a new generation of problem solvers and makers" Dale Dougherty - Founder, President, and CEO, Maker Media, Inc.; Don Buckley - Co-Founder, Tools at Schools - "Is it Possible to Innovate in Education?"