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The Maker Movement In Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

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. Education used to be thought of as the 8-2 in a child’s day with maybe an hour or so of homework.

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The Role of Kits in Maker Education and STEM Learning

User Generated Education

There has been a fair amount of criticism leveraged against “paint-by-numbers” types of STEM and maker kits. The basic and foundational skills need to be there in order for the makers to go in directions that are new and creative for them. . This criticism revolves around the stifling of the creativity of learners.

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3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

David Ternent, a teacher in a middle school STEM classroom in Ohio, shares how he has used his 3D printers to transform and excite kids about learning STEM concepts. David Ternent is a middle school STEM teacher in Ohio. David is a 7th grade STEM teacher in the Stow-Munroe Falls School District. David Ternent.

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STEM and Makerspaces in the Language Arts Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out this and other Adobe resources including some from my friend Todd Nesloney on the Education Trailblazers Pinterest board that you can view at coolcatteacher.com/adobepins. Her thesis work explored how STEM infused projects influenced creative self-efficacy in her students. She currently holds an M.Ed

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The Maker Movement: Learning How To Bring Maker Spaces Into Your Classrooms featuring @Mrnavas | @NJEA @MakerDepot

TeacherCast

Learn how you can get your students involved in STEM Education and the Maker Movement in this great podcast featuring a fantastic New Jersey Educator. Learn how you can get your students involved in STEM Education and the Maker Movement in this great podcast featuring a fantastic New Jersey Educator.

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Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Taylor Ryan on Episode 577 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Lots of things are labeled “STEM” these days but many of them are just rote instructions for students to follow. Is this truly STEM learning? Hear about STEM from the trenches of a school that is doing it.

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Best 2015 Videos: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education Theme

User Generated Education

Given my current interest in maker education , I decided to locate and post 2015 videos related to maker education, STEM, and STEAM. Maker Education: Reaching All Learners. The Next Maker Movement. This episode of iQ: smartparent examines the Maker Movement’s impact in the classroom.