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

User Generated Education

Below is an except – Chapter 5: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator. The process of bringing maker education into formal and informal educational settings involves different approaches and strategies than in a more traditional educational setting. Maker Project Process.

Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

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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

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Vicki: What are some general guidelines for when you bring drones into the classroom to make it safe. Santha Walters on episode 282 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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

User Generated Education

UDL has reordered the principles and guidelines, to begin with, Multiple Means of Engagement, the Why of Learning that compliments how the Design Thinking Process involves learners in identifying an authentic problem or challenge. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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Making an Impact with Problem / Project Based Learning

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Instructional methods like Genius Hour , the Maker Movement, and STEAM allow teachers to meet high learning standards while supporting innovation. At this point, give students their mission with guidelines. You can give them the solution and guidelines when you introduce the problem. Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. – Einstein.

Makerspaces: New Prospects for Hands-On Learning in Schools

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I closed by suggesting the growth of maker labs — or makerspaces — in schools presented some interesting opportunities. Since there’s no strict guideline on what constitutes a makerspace, they’re all of this, and everything in between.

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Tips for Implementing Design Challenges in Your Makerspace


A successful school makerspace needs an enthusiastic maker community, school-wide participation, and staff support. Diana noted that it is helpful for the students to start with a design prompt to define clear guidelines and the purpose of the challenge.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, March 12th at 9am PDT in Seattle, WA Maker Movement at NCCE 2014 with Sylvia Martinez, Join colleagues for a day of hard fun and problem solving — where computing meets tinkering and design.