Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

I have been working with ASCD for the past few years to publish my book, Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons. Below is an except – Chapter 5: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator. Maker Educator as a Lead Learner.

Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

The CoolCatTeacher

Entry Guidelines The U.S. Help Your Students Enter the U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM, STEAM, and design thinking are buzzwords in education today.

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Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn how she does it, what standards she teaches, and technical issues of working with drones in the classroom. Vicki: What are some general guidelines for when you bring drones into the classroom to make it safe.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

In deciding what resources you need based on the learners you have, you may first need to determine how your learners learn best, what projects you plan to do, how you can set up a makerspace in your classroom, and much more. Universal Design for Learning® (UDL).

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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. We have the opportunity to implement problem/project based learning and teach our students how to use web tools and social media to solve real world problems. It’s learning that shows results in a meaningful way. In addition, students play a game at Boosthigh.org to learn about the drop-out rate.

Makerspaces: New Prospects for Hands-On Learning in Schools

Leadership Lounge

I closed by suggesting the growth of maker labs — or makerspaces — in schools presented some interesting opportunities. Many are being assembled and supported by industrious librarians looking for new ways to offer their students hands-on learning opportunities.

Tips for Implementing Design Challenges in Your Makerspace


A successful school makerspace needs an enthusiastic maker community, school-wide participation, and staff support. Challenge-based learning projects in the makerspace have many benefits for students, and can engage and get them excited about new projects.

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Follow these guidelines to create a technology infrastructure that support teachers and students. While traditional field trips continue to offer opportunities to create memorable learning environments for students of all ages, a new wave of technologies have created new, virtual field trip experiences. Dremel 3D printer fuels Maker Movement. The Dremel 3D Idea Builder empowers students to master key STEM concepts through hands-on learning and creativity.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update March 11th The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." - Maria Montessori Welcome to the Learning Revolution. Learning Revolution Conference Online. Learn more here.