Teaching makers: unraveling the maker movement

Neo LMS

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. So let’s unpack three of the pedagogically relevant concepts that drive the Maker Movement.

Using Games to Help Reluctant Readers and Writers (and More)

The CoolCatTeacher

Blended Learning and E-Learning Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers Thought Leader Thursday Web Tools Writing

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.

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?

8 Epic Edtech Tools to Try This School Year

The CoolCatTeacher

Richard Byrne on episode 532 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Innovate and try some new apps. Today, Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, talks about eight edtech apps that you should try. (He

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How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

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Elementary and primary students can learn to code. How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson. Why code in the elementary grades? So, Sam, why do we even want to code in the elementary grades?

How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

A Look Inside Amanda’s Library at Meadow View Elementary Amanda Johnson – Bio As Submitted Amanda Johnson is the media specialist at Meadow View Elementary in Henry County, Virginia.

7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides. Innovation Inquiry Based Learning Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Students Teachers

5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I currently teach elementary art at Parkway Elementary in the Bryant School District in Arkansas. I previously taught in the regular elementary classroom for 13 years.

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.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

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” All Subjects Classroom Management Discipline and Classroom Management Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Students Teachers

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

Former secretary of education, William Bennett, says, “An elementary school that treats the arts as the province of a few gifted children, or views them only as recreation and entertainment, is a school that needs an infusion of soul.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching in augmented reality (AR) for the past several years has been a bit of a challenge, in my opinion, as is often the case with new technologies.

Minecraft in the Classroom

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All Subjects Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Science Teachers STEM Tech Tips Tools Web Tools Windows-PC minecraft

Virtual Valentines and 2 Other Cool, Easy Collaborative Ideas for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dyane Smokorowski talks about Virtual Valentines, the Awesome Squiggles Project, and a fun trip with teachers to the San Diego Zoo this summer.

A New School Makerspace

User Generated Education

I am beyond elated – our PreK-6 elementary school received monies, through our district’s Computer Science Resolution 2025, to create a STEAM (science, technology, arts, math) makerspace. Integrating Maker Education Activities Into the Curriculum.

How to Create in AR and VR

The CoolCatTeacher

Her latest adventures include the launch of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community.

iPads in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s show will help settle the dust and bring clarity to iPads in the elementary classroom. All Subjects Blended Learning and E-Learning Classroom Design Classroom Management Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Innovation iPads Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Maker Movement Teachers

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Maker Monday: How Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose (ENCORE)

The CoolCatTeacher

John Spencer, coauthor of two different best-selling books, Launch and Empower , talks about the creativity (and test score) boosts his classes experienced when he began Maker Mondays.

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms. I first wrote about this app in December 2017 shortly after launch.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

As a change maker herself, she is passionately co-leading a grassroots movement in order to spark a systemic cultural shift towards an innovative model of education. Currently, she teaches and learns in a first grade classroom at Evening Street Elementary in Worthington, Ohio.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

I was a science educator, so I’m pretty comfortable and confident using technologies of all kinds, although the kids have really surpassed me when we start to get some of the newer tools that their using, particularly as part of their Maker Work.

Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program and Breakout in Augmented Reality

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Finally! When Google Docs came out, I stopped everything and let all of my classes experience it.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

A key component of the division’s project-based instructional model is its maker curriculum, which has been the subject of presentations by division educators around the country, including at the White House.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

Drones Edtech Tool Tuesday Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Lesson Plans Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning STEM Students Teachers Tools Writing

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.

Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Joe Brennan on episode 297 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Digital filmmaking can successfully be integrated into any class. Learn practical tips and ideas from Joe Brennan for making movies in the classroom.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Here’s a class library for an elementary classroom. From my high school classroom to this elementary classroom. Sponsored by Book Creator, All Opinions My Own From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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

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Leah LaCrosse on episode 272 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science.

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Now back in December you did the Gingerbread STEM Community in Maker Space. in Elementary Education. Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Lesson Plans Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers Web Tools

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

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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. What does it really take, for example, to diversify the communities of maker educators and mentors out there? Everyone's a maker.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review: Awesome VR in 360

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All Subjects Artificial Intelligence (AI) Blended Learning and E-Learning Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

Holistic Learning: Where Students Work Problems That Matter

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Administrators All Grades All Subjects College (aged 18+) Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides. Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Social Emotional Learning Society and Ethics Students Teachers

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 127 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book , shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms. Sponsor: Owl Eyes.

Different Schools for a Different World

The CoolCatTeacher

We saw some movement in the 80’s and 90’s around portfolio development, around performance assessment, and other sorts of indicators of authentic work. I think we’re starting to make some movements in this direction.