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.

The Maker Movement In Education

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

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Is the maker movement putting librarians at risk?

eSchool News

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 and the Classroom

Edudemic

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. The post The Maker Movement and the Classroom appeared first on Edudemic. 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 Next Phase of the Maker Movement? Building Startups

Edsurge

He’s talking about the next wave of the Maker Movement, big news buzzing amongst makers in the inner circle. The organization, now celebrating 20 years in operation, is part of the worldwide Maker Movement, encouraging students to get creative (and messy) when using technology to build things. Throughout the years, Rabuzzi has seen the movement evolve. How do we use Alexa and Siri in the Maker Movement? “Everything that is old is new again!”

The Maker Movement in New Jersey

My Paperless Classroom

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. The post The Maker Movement: Learning How To Bring Maker Spaces Into Your Classrooms featuring @Mrnavas | @NJEA @MakerDepot appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network.

Embracing the Maker Movement

P21 Blogazine

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.

What Libraries Offer the Maker Movement

Educator Innovator

The Millvale site is part of a growing group of libraries that have opened up space, permanently or occasionally, for maker projects. It’s really about having people in places to manage and facilitate the maker experience.”

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

TeacherCast

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.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

The student is programming a video game in a maker space using Bloxels. Classrooms need well-stocked maker spaces and creativity stations. Chad Lehman’s maker space includes challenges and lots of choices for students.

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

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

User Generated Education

During the reflection phase, learners are given the option to express what they learned during and because of their STEM, STEAM, Maker Education experience in a way that makes the most sense to them given the nature of the task; and their preferred means of expression.

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Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

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Episode 127 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book , shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms. Sponsor: Owl Eyes.

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.

Teaching makers: unraveling the maker movement

Neo LMS

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.

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

My Paperless Classroom

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.

Make the Most of the Maker Movement

Edutopia

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

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

So I am not a dancer, and I am not a theater actor at all, but I have seen incredible connections made — through movement art and theater specifically – that have helped kids make connections to other content areas.

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.

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

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Makerspaces, Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM are gaining lots of traction in Kindergarten though college level education. Articles, resources on social media, and conference presentations on these topics are proliferating at a rate that most educators are now familiar with maker education.

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.

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.,

8 tips to help create and sustain a makerspace

eSchool News

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.

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.

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

“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.

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.

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.

This Amazing South Bronx School Grows 50,000 Pounds of Vegetables a Year

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All Grades Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation Maker Movement Math Teachers Monday Motivation Science Teachers STEM TeachersEpisode 131 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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?

Maker Education Camp: Circuit Crafts

User Generated Education

This is my third summer offering maker education summer camps as part of a bigger program at a local school. Given all of the media coverage, an educator new to Maker Education may get the perception that it is all about this kind of high tech stuff.

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

5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

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5 Idea Friday Computer Science Teachers Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement Math Teachers Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Science Teachers STEM Teachers Technology

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

5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop

The CoolCatTeacher

Now we’re also going to do a giveaway of her book, Make Writing: Five Teaching Strategies That Turn Writer’s Workshop Into a Maker Space , where she has five more ideas.

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

Marketplace K-12

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.

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.

A Fuller Framework for Making in Maker Education

User Generated Education

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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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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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.