Leading the Maker Movement

A Principal's Reflections

Over the past year more and more schools across the globe have embraced the concept of making to learn. This phenomenon trickled into schools as the Maker Movement became more popular and natural connections to learning became quite evident.

How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Amanda Johnson on Episode 493 While we have to finish well, those of us who are returning to another year as an educator have to look forward to plan. The goal is to encourage students to read and what Amanda is discovering might surprise you.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, peers or community. Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e308.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Students who use Chromebooks, PCs, Macs, iPads, or any other device can now create books with this versatile, easy-to-use app. Standards: I’m using this project as a summary of all the graphic design lessons that I’ve taught my students, everything from color to fonts.

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn how she uses this tool. FlexPath – only at Capella University – lets teachers work at their own pace to earn their MEd in a competency-based learning format. Go to coolcatteacher.com/flexpath to get your free FlexPath guide and see if Capella’s FlexPath option is right for you.

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3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, I had to assess “over the shoulder” by looking at what students were doing. Now, using 3DBear , I’m able to offer students a classroom where they can create and share. Also, I’m able to easily assess and share their work in AR. How does AR work in 3D Bear?

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

5 Ways to Teach Students to Think From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Next week, my tenth graders will have to invent a new way to access the Internet. In previous centuries, students had to build their own Google.

9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

The CoolCatTeacher

I hope this gives you an overview of how students can make choices and pursue their passions in school. Based on the Google 20% time, students take 20% of their time in a class to pursue a personal interest project. Students design and make things to meet a social need or good.

5 Things That Happen When We Empower Students

The CoolCatTeacher

How teachers can be the “guide on the ride” and help students find their passions. Make books, send the link to parents and even include audio and video. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. How do we do that?

Inventionland: A Transformational Design Course

The CoolCatTeacher

Mandy talks about how the course is structured, gives a story of how students are being transformed, and shares how they are re-working the course based on what they learned the first year. Make books, send the link to parents and even include audio and video.

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How to Design Your Own MakerSpaces – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

Makers build, fix, and create. They use the MakerSpace to solve real life problems with access to tools and materials. On March 18th and 19th, we celebrated New Jersey Makers Day, and I had the opportunity to visit a number of different Maker events in various communities.

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

User Generated Education

If there is a makerspace in your school, it may be down the hall, in the library, or in another building. If there is someone other than the teacher managing the makerspace or there is a schedule for the school, your kids may only be able to use it once a week or month.

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Why the School Library Is the Perfect Place for Maker Education

Educator Innovator

Library makerspaces, including members of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network, offer students a chance to design, tinker, and build critical thinking skills. Exploratory, hands-on learning is also known as “maker education.” That’s “iterating” in maker-ese.

How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects

MindShift

In recent years, libraries have broadened their scope of offerings to the local community to involve more making activities like 3-D printing and sewing. Some libraries even have a facilitator for maker projects. Kids receive postcards to decorate, and mail out.

5 steps for creating a custom makerspace

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A couple of years ago, my son won an award in preschool for being “Eager to Learn.” I believe that every child has the right to invent, tinker, create, innovate, make, and do. Featured on eSchool News How-to Innovation Corner STEM Top News makerspace

Sylvia Martinez: 3 Mistakes Teachers Make About Tinkering (and more)

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Sylvia Martinez @smartinez co-author of Invent to Learn talks about tinkering today. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” ” Subscribe to the show. You have one week to enter, and then we draw!

The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

The term This term is also used to describe an actual phenomenon that happens to occur in such a confluence, resulting in an event of unusual magnitude. Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future ). The Maker Movement Is About the Economy, Stupid ).

A Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

The term is also used to describe an actual phenomenon that happens to occur in such a confluence, resulting in an event of unusual magnitude. Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future ). The Maker Movement Is About the Economy, Stupid ).

Makerspaces: On Scanning the Road & Gently Easing the Brakes

NeverEndingSearch

As school librarians, we are driven by our mission and our vision, by our national standards, by the needs and interests of our communities, and to some degree, by our own talents, passions and dispositions. We are all about inspiring learners to think, create, share and grow.

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We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution.

Let's Build Something Together-Maker Spaces and 20% Time

The Web20Classroom

Maker Movement 20% Time Genius Hour The idea of students looking away from ridged content focus all throughout the school day and giving them back some time to explore and make is gaining a foothold in many classrooms. So what is a maker space? First, Maker Spaces.

5 Ideas for Friday: Ideas for Teachers In and Out of School to Try Today

The CoolCatTeacher

Today is the day I send my newsletter subscribers the ideas to help them be better teachers. Here’s insight on how this works. You’ll get great blog posts, how-to articles and information here that you can get in your RSS reader. 1- Try some new music to teach.

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How Can I bring Robotics Into My Curriculum? Programming Robots with SPRK Lightning Lab #AskTheTechCoach

TeacherCast

With Lightning Lab, users can have access to all of their programs no matter which device they use to sign in as the programs travel with the user’s profile. Teachers can make programs available to students to help them be more successful. Download.

Hack Your Notebook

Educator Innovator

In August, a group of teens gathered at the San Francisco Public Library, a member of the YouMedia network, to do some electrical engineering. If they had they might have been too intimidated to sign up for the program. Photo/ Maker Jawn, Philadelphia Free Library.

Makerspace for Little or Nothing

The Daring Librarian

Makerspace for Little or Nothing You don't have to spend thousands of dollars to start a Makerspace area. You don't have to have a designated room or rip out bookcases. You can take baby steps into the Maker Movement. for Beginngers + Intro to Hexaflexagons ?Templates

5 Ideas for Friday: Ideas for Teachers In and Out of School to Try Today

The CoolCatTeacher

Today is the day I send my newsletter subscribers the ideas to help them be better teachers. Here’s insight on how this works. You’ll get great blog posts, how-to articles and information here that you can get in your RSS reader. 1- Try some new music to teach.

Makerspaces: New Prospects for Hands-On Learning in Schools

Leadership Lounge

But I also bemoaned the lack of opportunities available to non-CTE students who wish to work with their hands. I closed by suggesting the growth of maker labs — or makerspaces — in schools presented some interesting opportunities.

Maker Programs Strive to Reach All Students

Educator Innovator

Through training and outreach, maker programs aim for greater diversity among future innovators. The maker movement is everywhere it seems. It’s a particularly good way to teach creative problem-solving in the STEM subjects—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

From MakerSpace to MakerFaire – Guest Post from Christine Boyer

EdTechTeacher

The saying, “If you build it, they will come” may have been referring to baseball stadiums, but it may also be the favorite mantra of makerspaces across the country. Our makerspace is a small room off of our library that was once an office and storage space. How will you learn it?

Part 2: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Technology

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number two in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. In this series of posts my goal is to provide you with practical resources in each of the STEM areas. This post is dedicated to Technology. Do you want to save some cash?

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Part 5: STEM, STEAM, Makers: 35 Resources For A Makerspace

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this fifth post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs.

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Makerspaces and Opportunities for Learning Literacy

Reading By Example

In 2011, a faculty member wanted to bring in a summer school program for some of our gifted and talented students. Educators are always trying to stuff literacy into anything students are doing. Halverson and Sheridan tease out the complex nature of the maker movement in education (2014). They define it through three lenses: “making as a set of activities, makerspaces as communities of practice, and makers as identities of participation” (501).

Makerspaces and Opportunities for Learning Literacy

Reading By Example

In 2011, a faculty member wanted to bring in a summer school program for some of our gifted and talented students. Educators are always trying to stuff literacy into anything students are doing. Halverson and Sheridan tease out the complex nature of the maker movement in education (2014). They define it through three lenses: “making as a set of activities, makerspaces as communities of practice, and makers as identities of participation” (501).

Makerspaces Nationwide Face the Question: Can Users 3D Print a Gun?

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As a legal fight simmered this week over the legality of creating working guns on 3D printers , libraries and other groups offering access to the technology faced questions from local officials and reporters : Can community makerspaces now be turned into impromptu weapons factories? In some cases, the answer came back a clear 'No' for technical reasons, as the entry-level printers available at some library makerspaces simply aren’t up to the task of fabricating a firearm.

Building a Makerspace Culture to Support Standards and Learning … 10 Ideas and 16 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As you are aware there is an amazing and powerful Maker Space movement going throughout the education landscape. This is a concept that I and many others want to see sustained because of the amazing learning opportunities it provides. Hope to see you there!

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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This post is actually intended to supplement the “Cycle of Learning Innovation” model that will be publishing tomorrow (7.7.2015), which means this is less about analysis and context and more about the examples. Maker Movement.

#EdTechTidBits of the Week (May 18, 2015)

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I have five different EdTechTidBits to share with you this week. Google has 88 things to teach you, powerful results from a parent survey on the "digital classroom", a blog post of Jaymes Dec's visit to my school's FabLab, another inspirational TEDx talk, and a call to join the Maker Ed cause!

The Connected Learning Summit 2018: Thoughts on Making

Educator Innovator

David Cole brings together key insights and resources on maker education from the 2018 Connected Learning Summit. This text originally appeared in Make: Education, a monthly newsletter exploring the intersection of education and the maker movement. Notably, it’s a timeframe that matches the launch and growth of the maker movement. 2) Where does maker education need to go now? Many thanks to all who contributed.

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The Learning Revolution Weekly Update September 17th, 2014 One of the reasons people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure. The great majority of these events are free to attend. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Volunteer at Library 2.014.

15 Ideas To Go Beyond Makers Space… Building a Makers Culture

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I thought it only appropriate to think about the idea of Making and Creating in education. In this article, I have some ideas to allow Making and Creating to become part of the school culture. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs.