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Teaching makers: unraveling the maker movement


I think that hands-on experimentation, design, invention and creating is one of the most stimulating things you can engage students in, and I lap up anything I can on the thriving maker movement. Beyond the overly complex nomenclature of the Maker Movement (what exactly is the difference between a FabLab and a HackerSpace?

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Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom. ” The post Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. Maarten, and Australia.


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


Cicely Day works in Oakland, California at Burckhalter Elementary School as an instructional teacher leader, where she helps support teachers and students in ELA/math and in the computer lab. But despite the work of on-the-ground educators like Day and Taylor, the maker movement in K-12 schools is far from perfect.

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Is the maker movement putting librarians at risk?

eSchool News

Librarians in the Shawnee Mission School District are making way for “ the maker movement ,” and some worry where that story is going. The Ray Marsh Elementary School directory lists Bombeck as “librarian” because she is state-certified to be one. The movement, taking place nationwide, is more about robotics than reading.

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Rebuilding a School Community with Maker Learning

Digital Promise

Now serving Grades Pre-K through six, the administration and faculty of Duquesne Elementary, the district’s sole remaining school, are determined to provide each student with the best educational experience possible. In 2012, students in Grades 7-8 followed suit. professional learning and new learning experiences.

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Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. Vicki: Steve, do you find that there are teachers that think that kids can’t really understand these concepts — like elementary kids really understanding XY coordinates? You just realized, “Perhaps we’re underestimating the abilities of our elementary kids.”.

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Are Jim Henson's Doozers the Hipsters of the Maker Movement?

My Paperless Classroom

As a teacher working with elementary kids I find myself looking for messages I approve of in media for kids. In this cartoon there was problem solving, cooperation, innovation and a strong m"maker" ethic. I opened the episode out of curiosity, and was delighted from the opening theme song on.