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.

Teaching makers: unraveling the maker movement

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I think that hands-on experimentation, design, invention and creating is one of the most stimulating things you can engage students in, and I lap up anything I can on the thriving maker movement. So let’s unpack three of the pedagogically relevant concepts that drive the Maker Movement.

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.

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

The Urkund system is highly accurate, cost-effective , and even better, doesn’t sell licenses to students or others. Listen to the Show Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. Stay tuned, also, to the Cool Cat Teacher Blog for some other learning.

How to Create in AR and VR

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These let the teacher: View all student experiences in one place Edit and View Experiences in one place Share Student Experiences as a group Metaverse is free for teachers and students to create as many AR experiences as you want. Also listen to Virtual Reality Protocols in the Classroom.,

How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

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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.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

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Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. These creative ways will help you think about how to help children, particularly those who struggle with handwriting and typing. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

5 Maker Movement Tools That are Not 3D Printers

Edudemic

In my previous article on this subject, I wrote about the Maker Movement and its importance to the educational realm. The Maker Movement is also nicknamed the Do-It-Yourself (D.I.Y.) Movement, because it empowers individuals to design, manufacture, and create their own objects, ultimately improving creativity in many fields. The post 5 Maker Movement Tools That are Not 3D Printers appeared first on Edudemic.

The Maker Movement and the Classroom

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The Maker Movement is a new trend based on old school traditions in which the philosophy of doing, building, and creating prevails over just simply buying. Instead of going to the toy store, people are learning how to design and 3D print their own toys. Instead of shopping for furniture, people are going to local […]. The post The Maker Movement and the Classroom appeared first on Edudemic.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

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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. What do you want to know about?”.

Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

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Karen Bosch explains why Merge Cubes are so hot, how they are being used in classrooms, and how she’s using them to build critical thinking and creativity in her school. A big thank you to Karen. I got in the mail TODAY (Tuesday) as I’m prepping this post to go live.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review: Awesome VR in 360

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After what seemed like five minutes, I took off the headset — to find it was 12:30 a.m.! In this blog post, I’ll share my experience, tell you how you can enter to win your own headsets and STEAM lab makeover, and give my predictions for the future of virtual reality.

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

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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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5 Ideas to Change Teaching with Digital Tools

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They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How cute!

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

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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.

7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

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Now, while I’m talking about making apps in today’s show, this will actually apply to passion projects, to making movies, any type of long-term project where you have the students brainstorm and create. Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package.

How the maker movement inspires every student to love learning

eSchool News

You know the maker movement has hit the big leagues when even the President is talking about it. Earlier this year, for the National Week of Making, President Obama issued a call to action to educators, designers, and makers of all stripes.

Virtual Valentines and 2 Other Cool, Easy Collaborative Ideas for Teachers

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dyane Smokorowski talks about Virtual Valentines, the Awesome Squiggles Project, and a fun trip with teachers to the San Diego Zoo this summer.

The ‘Maker’ Movement: Understanding What the Research Says

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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.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

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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!

What Will It Take to Push the K-12 Maker Movement to Be More Inclusive?

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These days, schools are trying to figure out how to bring making into every facet of the school day, with mobile kits, clubs and more. And when it comes to incorporating making into everyday curriculum, Cicely Day and Knikole Taylor are experts. Two times zones over, Knikole Taylor is a blended learning specialist in a Dallas, Texas suburban school district, where she supports Pre-K to 12th-grade teachers and students with all things digital teaching and learning.

Minecraft in the Classroom

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Jeff Gearhart is working with teachers in traditional subjects to let students immerse in the subject in Minecraft. In today’s show, learn about Minecraft EDU and how it is being used to teach. Make books, send the link to parents and even include audio and video.

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

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Master music teacher Amy Burns shares how her music students use Seesaw as a place for performance and sharing with parents and grandparents. Right now, my students are creating and managing a project as they are creating a podcast to record powerful stories from the recent storms in our area.

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

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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.

Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

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In addition to true STEM projects, we also work to include the arts in all subjects. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is open to children aged 4 – 15 in the United States. How to Use the U.S. Post on Social Media to enter to win some art supplies!

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

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Product Review: Features, Lesson Plan Ideas, and Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Adobe Premiere Rush is a simple to use video creation tool that includes powerful camera features, video editing, and publishing features. Here’s how.

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3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching in augmented reality (AR) for the past several years has been a bit of a challenge, in my opinion, as is often the case with new technologies. Check out 3D Bear How are teachers using AR to teach?

7 Things to Know About Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom

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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?”.

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 Project Process.

9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

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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 Ways to Bring Sustainable Food Understanding into Your School

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Julie Wilcott talks about how we can bring sustainable food systems and understanding into our schools with these five simple ideas. For $295, this all-inclusive event (except for hotel and travel) is an amazing opportunity to learn. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

The Samsung “Solve for Tomorrow” STEAM Program Wants You! Take Just 5 Minutes to Apply!

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This contest is open to U.S. Your application won’t require a lesson plan or anything detailed, but you have to enter by November 9 th to be eligible to participate. All you need is one creative solution for a problem in your community to get started.

Awesome Atlanta Education Conference: STLinATL – July 26-27, 2018

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You are invited to submit a proposal and to register for STLinATL. Dr. Janet Zadina – Renowned neuroscientist, speaker, and author of Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain. Free transportation from the hotel to the conference through each day.

Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

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Teaching kids to code starts with helping them understand the concepts behind coding before you get into syntax. I use it as a digital workspace, to display any screen for the whole class to see, as a large multi-touch drawing and brainstorming space and so much more.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

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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.