The Maker Movement In Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

Eduporium ‘s Andy Larmand is the newest contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher. Here are his thoughts on ‘the Maker Movement': With so much of the emphasis in today’s education world focusing on the need for education reform, it can be easy to forget just what this means.

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

If you want to join a group of teachers doing Virtual Valentines, you’ll want to listen to the show and sign up by February 2. Also, learn about other projects throughout the year and how teachers design these projects to meet standards. 7 Ways to Get Started.

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 term generally refers to using a wide variety of hands-on activities (such as building, computer programming, and sewing) to support academic learning and the development of a mindset that values playfulness and experimentation, growth and iteration, and collaboration and community. The Maker Movement in Education (Erica R.

7 Things to Know About Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. For guests and hyperlinks to resources, scroll down. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e202. We’re going to talk about coding in the early childhood classroom. #1 1 – How do you define “coding?”.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

And if you click www.coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers. Work to integrate arts into your lesson this week. How exciting!

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science. Go to coolcatteacher.com/science and sign up for your free account now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Tools to enhance student voice.

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.

The Myth of Neutral Makerspaces

User Generated Education

Recently, I attended the Nation of Makers Conference whose theme was intentional inclusion. The single comment from the conference that stood out for me was: Before we consider intentional inclusion, we need to consider and explore unintentional exclusion. Sensitivity to surroundings.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s guest, Steve Floyd, tells us how. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games. Matific is a fantastic site full of math manipulatives and customized playlists of activities to help students at every level master math. Favorite tools to use with younger kids.

How to Help Kids Innovate From an Early Age

Digital Promise

As community makerspaces begin to take root in Ontario’s elementary schools , students are behaving better. They’re creative spaces where students can gather to explore, tinker, discover and create, and they’re making students more enthusiastic about school. A Maker Mindset.

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

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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.

?Do or DIY: What We Saw (and Loved) at the 2017 Maker Faire

Edsurge

This weekend marked San Mateo’s annual gathering of hackers, hobbyists and freak flag flyers: the Maker Faire. Back for its 12th year in the Bay Area, the Maker Faire is home to everything from drone racing, bicycle-powered music stages and even 32-foot tall towering Sextant Tesla Coils. Here are a few of our favorite DIY masters from the three-day event: EIGHTH GRADER Miles Raneri returned for his fifth appearance and exhibition at Maker Faire. III robot.

How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery

MindShift

Sixth-grade students at Lighthouse Community Charter in Oakland, California, eagerly pull laptops off a cart and settle down with a partner to experiment with Turtle Art , a program meant to introduce them to the basics of programming and some math concepts.

Why Tech Doesn't Just Mean Computers and How It Can Be Used in Alternative Ways to Change Classroom Dynamics

Saving Socrates

For years, I''ve been working in schools where they have attempted to implement "tech" in the classroom. It asks the teacher or administration to place more computers in a classroom and increase their use during classroom instruction. While this is certain a huge part of any tech initiative, it sort of ignores other key technological innovation that are also taking place that our children would profoundly benefit from being exposed to in a school environment.

Making MAKEing More Inclusive

User Generated Education

The maker movement and maker education, in my perspective, are such great initiatives – really in line with what student-centric education should be in this era of formal and informal learning. 9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers ).

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 ).

Raspberry Pi + iPad = countless maker possibilities

eSchool News

Using an iPad to control the small Raspberry Pi is easier than you think. [ With the maker movement in schools in full force across the country, it seems like students everywhere are excited and interested in learning about programming, electronics, robotics, and more.

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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 ).

What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

Digital Promise

Pioneering districts in the League of Innovative Schools are at the forefront of incorporating computer science education in K-12, leading large-scale initiatives to integrate coding and computational thinking into their curricula. Digital Promise recently started a coding working group for the League as a forum to share best practices and address challenges in implementing computer science. Relevance to Students. Integrating with the Maker Movement.

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!

Top 4 microtrends in e-learning

Neo LMS

Let’s call them micro-trends as they are smaller in scale, but nonetheless likely to have an impact on how and what we learn. While these trends may not apply to every educational setting, this doesn’t mean they couldn’t. They do have the potential to become megatrends with time.

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Educator as Lead Learner: Learning LittleBits

User Generated Education

The educator’s role has always been to model and demonstrate effective learning, but somewhere along the line, the major role of the educator became that of content and knowledge disseminator. It is a mistaken assumption that educators know how to do so. How I Am Learning.

Makerspace for Little or Nothing

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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

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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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.

Makerspaces: New Prospects for Hands-On Learning in Schools

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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.

CA's Maker Initiative Spurs Innovation and Workforce Development Across 35 Community Colleges

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California Community College Chancellor’s Office is making a statement with its recent three-year, $17 million dollar investment in a statewide network of 35 maker-focused colleges. The California Community College (CCC) Maker Initiative will support nearly one third of the state system’s colleges—and their entrepreneurial students, innovative faculty, and unique makerspaces. Four Makers and Their Innovations. CCC's Maker Initiative Model. Maker Media.

FETC Future of Educational Technology… Orlando Florida… Please Join Me!

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I am really hoping you make your way to FETC in Florida this next week. Before reading on, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs.

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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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Seven Things That Happen When Kids Embrace a Maker Mindset

The Principal of Change

I have become a huge fan of his work, and I am proud to have been a part of his book “ Empower ” with AJ Juliani. The result is a framework you can use to design your own makerspace in a week. Easy-to-follow lessons? Supportive community of fellow teacher-makers?

Teacher: Know Thyself – School Culture Shift is About the People

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When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.” – Billy Graham Think: Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, or Star Wars, every good quest-adventure story has a team of contributors, each with a special skill set that contributes to the team’s successes.

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. I needed to bring this love of learning into my classroom and into my school! How will you learn it?

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. Robotics in the classroom.

Makerspaces: On Scanning the Road & Gently Easing the Brakes

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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.

‘Learn’-Launching the 2017 Edtech Conversation With Cautious Optimism

Edsurge

Edtech gatherings that attract more than 1,000 attendees, such as LearnLaunch’s Across Boundaries Conference last week in Boston, are usually echo chambers of hubbub and hoopla about technology’s potential to transform education. Yet throughout the two-day gathering of entrepreneurs, researchers and educators, keynote speakers urged attendees to curb their enthusiasm, and evaluate the edtech landscape with a sense of cautious optimism.

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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. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Check out [link] for more information, and be sure to share with the librarians in your schools! Big thanks and a special shout out to our Library 2.0

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. This taps into the maker movement in a deep way,” Cole explained.

Educators Make, Play, and Connect This Summer

Educator Innovator

You want to relax this summer. But we also know that for many educators summer is a time to collaborate, try new tools, and come up with ideas. The race to get into the best schools and build the best college application resumes is only getting hotter. Low-income kids “are 6,000 hours behind rich kids in what they’ve gotten to do in their lives,” said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings. “We’ve We’ve got to catch that up.”. But the kids don’t get to have all the fun.

MIT’s Mitch Resnick on What ‘Toy Story’ Gets Wrong About the Future of Play

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To Mitchel Resnick, an MIT Media Lab professor and early pioneer of the maker movement for kids, this Hollywood’s portrayal is problematic, and part of a larger trend toward overly regimenting education these days. “I You can listen to a complete version below, or on your favorite podcast app (like iTunes or Stitcher ). Resnick: We try to treat our own lab space somewhat like a big kindergarten. There's Mr. Potato Head who's talking to the Slinky Dog.

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STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. This is a great opportunity to share your work or ideas!

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