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

The CoolCatTeacher

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech. I’ve also seen it used kind of in the same way as a sports magazine, it was a sports literature course that was using it. The students were creating the sports…like an ESPN type magazine in FlipSnack.

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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.

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

Edsurge

But despite the work of on-the-ground educators like Day and Taylor, the maker movement in K-12 schools is far from perfect. What does it really take, for example, to diversify the communities of maker educators and mentors out there? And how does one respond to educators or critics who say that maker education is “just a fad”? EdSurge: Knikole and Cicely, both of you endeavor to bring the maker movement into your practices. Everyone's a maker.

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.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

The CoolCatTeacher

I was a science educator, so I’m pretty comfortable and confident using technologies of all kinds, although the kids have really surpassed me when we start to get some of the newer tools that their using, particularly as part of their Maker Work.

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

A key component of the division’s project-based instructional model is its maker curriculum, which has been the subject of presentations by division educators around the country, including at the White House.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

I have also taught a number of leadership courses for The State University of New York at Cortland and Binghamton University and authored over 300 articles in computer magazines and educational journals.

5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

Pay attention to the news, read the magazines or the blogs or the social media. Aaron Maurer on episode 140 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Maker Movement pioneer offers sage advice to creative educators – Dale Dougherty, USA

Daily Edventures

Dougherty, founder of MAKE Magazine and a Maker Faire pioneer, shared some fascinating insights on why – and how – the global Maker Movement has become so successful, so quickly. Maker Media, Inc.

The Philosophy Behind Maker Success

A Principal's Reflections

There is a great deal of content out there about maker education. best practices Laura Fleming Maker Movement Makerspace RelevancyFor many students school has become an irritating experience grounded in boring lessons and learning activities.

Harnessing the Maker Spirit: Dale Dougherty’s New Book, ‘Free to Make’

Edsurge

The annual Punkin Chunkin contest may be one of the more, um, organic expressions of “maker” spirit. But it nonetheless embodies what Dale Dougherty, the “father” of the movement, sees as literally the “moral imperative” of the maker movement: “to use our creative freedom to make the future better, to be hands-on in making change, and to get everyone participating fully in that future.”. There’s 12-year old Quin Etnyre, who starts his own maker-kit business.

Making STEM Equitable With Beautiful Ideas, Affordable Projects and Serious Play

Edsurge

Take an online maker class - free to teachers and students. Make Magazine —“A great magazine for documenting and chronicling today's world of Making.”. Education Technology Maker Movement Community STEM EducationFun is science educator Sam Haynor’s superpower. There are schools out there—you know who you are—with reputations as places “where fun goes to die.” Haynor not only brings fun back to life, he makes it stronger, louder, and more joyful than ever.

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Certificate Program Helps Educators Grow a “Maker Mindset”

Educator Innovator

Experts say both teachers and students need to develop what they call a “maker mindset,” which Make Magazine’s Dale Dougherty defines as “what can you do with what you know?”. “It It is a chance to participate in communities of makers of all ages by sharing your work and expertise.

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 ).

A Call to Remake the Maker Faire

Edsurge

Of all the learning trends of the past 20 years, one of the most sweeping and impactful has been the rise of the maker movement. The story starts in 2005 when Dale Dougherty founded MAKE: magazine as a quarterly publication with his long-time business partner, Tim O’Reilly.

How to Help Kids Innovate From an Early Age

Digital Promise

They arise from the wider maker movement and they are emerging now in formal education settings globally. As the founder of MAKE magazine Dale Dougherty states in his 2011 TED Talk: “ We are all makers. ”. A Maker Mindset. Having a maker mindset is key.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

If you really want to have fun, have a student bring in a superhero outfit and follow the instructions in Videomaker magazine to do something super-awesome. See How the Maker Movement is Moving into Classrooms.).

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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 way to get maker out in the community,” he explained.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

If you really want to have fun, have a student bring in a superhero outfit and follow the instructions in Videomaker magazine to do something super-awesome. See How the Maker Movement is Moving into Classrooms.).

Makerspaces: New Prospects for Hands-On Learning in Schools

Leadership Lounge

I closed by suggesting the growth of maker labs — or makerspaces — in schools presented some interesting opportunities. • Education Week’s 2016 article " The 'Maker' Movement Is Coming to K-12: Can Schools Get It Right? "

First national academic 3D printing conference launches

eSchool News

Dale Dougherty , the Maker Movement’s most passionate and warm-hearted proponent, instigator of both MAKE: Magazine and wide global network of Maker Faire events, founder and CEO of Maker Media, Inc.,

6 STEAM tinkering tools for the holidays

eSchool News

One of Time Magazine’s “ 2014 Best Inventions of the Year ,” more than 7,500 schools are already teaching with Osmo. Inspired by the Maker Movement, this JoyLabz created invention kit for all ages combines computer programming and hands-on maker tools limited only by imagination.

Creating Space for "Maker Moments"

Graphite Blog

Despite claims made by some, the maker movement is no fad -- it's just a new name for something lots of people have been doing for a long time. I had my first "maker moment" at 4 years old. With a generous donation from the PTA, lots of hustle on DonorsChoose.org , and some dumpster diving, our Maker Lab was born! Why We Make I recently had the good fortune to meet Dale Dougherty, the founder of Make: magazine , at a local STEAM conference.

Creating Space for "Maker Moments"

Graphite Blog

Despite claims made by some, the maker movement is no fad -- it's just a new name for something lots of people have been doing for a long time. I had my first "maker moment" at 4 years old. With a generous donation from the PTA, lots of hustle on DonorsChoose.org , and some dumpster diving, our Maker Lab was born! Why We Make I recently had the good fortune to meet Dale Dougherty, the founder of Make: magazine , at a local STEAM conference.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Two Great Library Events - GlobalEdCon Deadline - UNC's Amazing World View

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participatory, hyperlinked library services; DIY and maker movements; emerging technology in academic and research libraries; Google Glass—our Library 2.014 conference covered a broad range of topics and these were among the most notable.