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Leading the Maker Movement

A Principal's Reflections

This phenomenon trickled into schools as the Maker Movement became more popular and natural connections to learning became quite evident. To begin to understand the educational value of making we must look at the roots of this movement.

Is the maker movement putting librarians at risk?

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Librarians in the Shawnee Mission School District are making way for “ the maker movement ,” and some worry where that story is going. The movement, taking place nationwide, is more about robotics than reading.

The Maker Movement In Education

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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. Eduporium ‘s Andy Larmand is the newest contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher.

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 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.

5 Maker Movement Tools That are Not 3D Printers

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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.

Embracing the Maker Movement

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Enter the Maker Movement: a global community of DIY (Do It Yourself) problem sovleres and innovators who collaborate and share ideas online. August 11, 2015, Volume 2, Issue 9, Number 5. Driving Question: How does 'making" inspire student engagement and interest? As a child growing up in the 70s, I spent my free tiem outside building forts, fairy houses and sandcastles.

The Maker Movement: Learning How To Bring Maker Spaces Into Your Classrooms featuring @Mrnavas | @NJEA @MakerDepot

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Learn how you can get your students involved in STEM Education and the Maker Movement in this great podcast featuring a fantastic New Jersey Educator.

Infographic: How the maker movement is growing by leaps and bounds

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Facts about the rise of the maker movement. Electronics maker company littleBits has created a new infographic, in collaboration with Getting Smart, designed to show the rise of the maker movement and its explosive growth, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

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

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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. And the Maker Movement puts that concept into practice in a way that other teaching approaches can’t.

Make the Most of the Maker Movement

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Suzie Boss Maker Education How can we make the most of Maker education? Here's some suggestions from early adopters who are making the most of this promising movement

Are Jim Henson's Doozers the Hipsters of the Maker Movement?

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In this cartoon there was problem solving, cooperation, innovation and a strong m"maker" ethic. When I opened my email on Tuesday night I was sorting through the "promotions" section of gmail and I came across a Klout perk.

8 tips to help create and sustain a makerspace

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Why the maker movement? You’re all makers–you produce things each day,” Smith said. Leonardo DaVinci was a maker. Though makerspaces are becoming more mainstream, creating and maintaining one could overwhelm educators who are starting from scratch.

9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

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Maker Movement. Many schools are creating maker spaces or “ Fab Labs ” so students have a space and place to invent. Keva plank challenges are a popular happening n Chad Lehman’s library maker space. Essential Information on the Maker Movement.

Maker Education: Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy

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Maker education is currently a major trend in education. But just saying that one is doing Maker Education really doesn’t define the teaching practices that an educator is using to facilitate it. Maker education takes on many forms. PAH within a Maker Education Framework.

Learning is Not Linear

A Principal's Reflections

This is why I love the maker movement and makerspaces in particular. Authentic Learning Change Maker Movement MakerspaceI think, for the most part, everyone strives for success. We want to be successful in our professional as well as our personal lives.

‘Maker’ Movement Draws Attention at SXSWedu, and littleBits Shifts Into K-12

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A review of this year’s schedule at the South by Southwest Education conference suggests that an interest, at least to many attendees, in “maker spaces”—places for students to build and create with varying degrees of adult oversight—is rising. Austin, Texas.

Walter White and the Maker Movement by @SamPatue

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The post Walter White and the Maker Movement by @SamPatue appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. There are ideas that sit in the back of my brain for what seems like a long time. Slowly they bond with other ideas, growing imperceptibly.

The Mindset of the Maker Educator: Presentation Materials

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During Connected Educators’ Month I did a virtual presentation on The Mindset of the Maker Education. The Perfect Storm for Maker Education. Educator as a Maker Educator.

Framing and Frontloading Maker Activities

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and The Maker as a Reflective Practitioner. Some of the general themes and ideas for frontloading making activities include: The Use and Review of Essential Questions – explicitly discussed prior to the maker activities: What are the attributes of having a maker mindset?

Making is a Process

A Principal's Reflections

Maker activities naturally align themselves to Quad D work as outlined by the Rigor Relevance Framework. I think we can all agree this should be the intended outcome when leading the maker movement. Laura Fleming Maker Movement Makerspace Uncommon Learning

Toy Take Apart and Hacking

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I have done it multiple times during my summer maker camp for elementary level kids, my gifted students, and at conferences as part of teacher professional development.

Free Resources to Support Your Makerspace

A Principal's Reflections

The embracement of the maker movement is being seen in K-12 schools and districts across the world. HERE is a fantastic tutorial that will assist you and your students create maker projects using arduino. Laura Fleming Maker Movement Makerspace

A Fuller Framework for Making in Maker Education

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Implementing a Broader Framework of Making in Maker Education. All of this led me to think about how this would translate into a full spectrum of making in the context of maker educator. Education Maker Education maker education maker educator maker movement

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3 ways innovative schools advance maker learning for all

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In March 2016, Digital Promise and Maker Ed issued a call-to-action for school leaders around the country to commit to growing the next generation of American makers. school leaders have answered the call by signing the Maker Promise.

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

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Maker Movement 3d printing maker movementMakerBot Launches Hands-On Learning Guide For 3D Printing In The Classroom. by TeachThought Staff. New MakerBot Handbook Helps Educators and Students Get Started with Lesson Plans and Hands-on 3D Design Projects. BROOKLYN , N.Y.,

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.

Tinker Thinker: 21 Awesome Maker Kits

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Tinker Thinker: 21 Awesome Maker Kits. Being a relatively new concept, the definition of Maker Ed isn’t exactly set in stone, though it roughly relates learning by making. Tinker Thinker: 21 Awesome Maker Kits. Learning Maker Movement Technology maker movement makered pla

Why Making and the Arts Need Each Other to Survive and Thrive in Schools

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My answer to you is this: We must bring more arts programming—and blend it with the maker movement—into our schools. Stretching resources: Why the maker movement can’t survive on its own in schools The sharing economy, the do-it-yourself movement, and the resurgence of entrepreneurial activity have pushed acceptance of the maker movement, as well. Maker culture can infuse any and all areas of performing and visual arts—and here are a few examples.

“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.”

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When I look out into the endless sea of books in our warehouse at Follett, I can only imagine the next creation they will inspire in the minds of our country’s little “Makers”. As for that nuclear reactor, its “Maker” is using his creation in his application to M.I.T.

7 innovative 3D printers for the classroom

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Featured on eSchool News Resource STEM Top News 3D printers construction engineering maker movement A snapshot of classroom-ready 3D printers available for eductors.

School Makerspaces Should Spark Innovation

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Cheryl Mizerny is excited about the maker movement and all that it implies for education, but she hopes educators will take school-based makerspaces in the direction of incorporating 21st century learning goals, avoiding rote projects, and promoting innovation.

Design Challenge

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This set does cost some money but there are other free options: Maker Education Card Game that I created. Maker Education Card Game. This game, which I first introduced in the Maker Education Card Game , is a card game that ends with the makers making something based on selected cards.

“Making It” Matter to Girls

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Outside the Classroom #nationofmakers girls interested in STEM Maker Movement Makers Week Making making stuff STEM Week of MakingI had never heard of STEM programs until I began my career in high tech.

The Maker Mentality Takes on Many Forms

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Those who follow my blog know that I have jumped into and am loving the current emphasis on the Maker Movement and Maker Education. The proverbial sweet icing on the cake is that it is a perfect example of the maker movement. The Maker Movement takes on many forms.

20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer

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Maker Movement stem20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer. by pltw.org. School may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean learning has to. In fact, it is vital that it doesn’t!

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?How Should We Measure the Impact of Makerspaces?

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Fast-forward to a few years from now, and imagine a conference similar to the one I attended, with the same keynote speaker addressing an audience of passionate maker-educators. Education Technology Maker Movement CommunityTwo years ago I attended an edtech conference focused on the then up-and-coming trend of makerspaces.

What Should I Buy For My New Makerspace? A Five-Step Framework For Making the Right Purchases

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I recently was asked to give a webinar that would guide participants through selecting the right products for their makerspace, where I unveiled my “Worlds of Making 'MAKER' Framework.” Many people associate the Maker Movement with ‘stuff’ like 3D printers, but in my opinion, this isn’t what pushes children outside of their comfort zone, it is that opportunity for open-ended exploration that is key. Education Technology Maker Movement Community