The ‘Maker’ Movement: Understanding What the Research Says

Marketplace K-12

Few trends in K-12 ed tech are as hot–or as under-researched–as “Maker” education. The Maker Movement has its roots outside of school, in institutions such as science museums and in the informal activities that everyday people have taken part in for generations. There is growing interest in whether Maker education can help boost student learning outcomes, including test scores. The Maker Movement in Education (Erica R.

MakerBot Launches Hands-On Learning Guide For 3D Printing In The Classroom

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New MakerBot Handbook Helps Educators and Students Get Started with Lesson Plans and Hands-on 3D Design Projects. To fill that gap, MakerBot today published a handbook designed to provide educators with a wide variety of ideas, activities and projects to get started with 3D printing. Titled MakerBot in the Classroom: An Introduction to 3D Printing and Design , the handbook includes an introduction to 3D printing and a range of hands-on 3D design lesson plans.

The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers – Professional Development

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It takes into account recent changes such as ubiquitous connectivity, open-source technology, mobile devices, and personalization to dramatically shift how schools have been run and structured for over a century. The Tech-Savvy Administrator: How do I use technology to be a better school leader? – Steven W. How can school leaders use technology to be more effective? In this book, award-winning blogger and educational technology expert Steven W.