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 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. Like all STEM-focused areas of education, the Maker Movement is an extremely useful method for advancing child education due to some of the skills it promotes and develops. Eduporium ‘s Andy Larmand is the newest contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher.


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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. As manufacturing tools continue to become better, cheaper and more accessible, the Maker Movement is gaining momentum at an unprecedented rate. For a maker culture to succeed and thrive in a school, leadership matters.

The Maker Movement Meets Literacy


The maker movement is all about making learning meaningful through creating new solutions. I am here to share that you can design maker experiences while meeting California CCSS standards in English language arts. The post The Maker Movement Meets Literacy appeared first on OnCUE. Some of you may say to yourself, “My school doesn’t have a makerspace,” or “I don’t have time!”

Teaching makers: unraveling the maker movement


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, it is with mild bemusement – I’m sure – that many teachers observe the breathless passion with which so many millennials talk about the Maker Movement. So let’s unpack three of the pedagogically relevant concepts that drive the Maker Movement.

The Language Of The Maker Movement: 38 Terms For Teachers

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The Language Of The Maker Movement: 38 Terms For Teachers As the maker movement in culture moves from MacGyver jokes and what Noah did when Allie left him in The Notebook to something with a bit more academic and cognitive credibility, it has also begun to creep in to the education space. The post The Language Of The Maker Movement: 38 Terms For Teachers appeared first on TeachThought. The Future Of Learning Maker Education Veteran Teacher

The Maker Movement and the Classroom


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 […].

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. That’s the language of the maker movement, which seeks to convert once-quiet school spaces — usually in the libraries — into hands-on laboratories of creation and computer-assisted innovation. The movement, taking place nationwide, is more about robotics than reading.

5 Maker Movement Tools That are Not 3D Printers


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


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.

The Next Phase of the Maker Movement? Building Startups


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!”

5 Ways to Participate in the Mars Rover Landing on Thursday, February 18

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The Perseverance Rover will land on Mars this Thursday, February 18th at approximately 3:55 pm Eastern Time.

How the maker movement inspires every student to love learning

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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. As the maker movement grows, I continue to call on all Americans to help unlock the potential of our Nation and ensure these opportunities reach all our young people, regardless of who they are or where they come from.”.

Dremel 3D printer fuels Maker Movement

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Debuting as the brand’s first device for education, the Dremel 3D Idea Builder empowers students to master key STEM concepts through hands-on learning and creativity. A common challenge when educators are asked to use a new device is understanding its practical classroom application. Dremel, a manufacturer of tools for life and learning, announced a 3D printer designed to support teachers and demystify 3D printing technology in the classroom.

The Epic E-Book of WebTools

The CoolCatTeacher

She is an international speaker on the libraries and the Maker Movement, and has presented at conferences including ISTE, AASL, ALA, and NYSCATE. Kristina is the Long Island Director of NYSCATE, an affiliate of ISTE, and the founder of SLIME – Students of Long Island Maker Expo.

The Maker Movement: Learning Through Making


The post The Maker Movement: Learning Through Making appeared first on OnCUE. By CUE Member and Guest Blogger Joe Wood Over the winter break, my youngest brother and I finally were able to make our Sonoma County brew tour. With him living in Washington DC and being an aspiring home brewer, this was a trip we’d tried to make on his previous visits, but it never seemed to […]. Learn Education Technology

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.

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. Bobbing to the surface, glinting just enough to be noticed. One of these is a moment towards the end of the series Breaking Bad. Without spoiling anything major, the […].

Augmented Reality Lessons You Can Use Now

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Do you need safe, fun ways for students to connect and learn while keeping their distance in the classroom? Augmented reality apps might be for you!

The Maker Movement: Learning How To Bring Maker Spaces Into Your Classrooms


each and… The post The Maker Movement: Learning How To Bring Maker Spaces Into Your Classrooms appeared first on TeacherCast. Welcome to the Jersey Educator Podcast, a show created by NJEA members … for NJEA members. Whether you are a teacher, an education support professional, or a New Jersey Student Education Association member, this show will serve as a platform to help YOU bring out the best in your students.

Teaching Python: How Children Can Learn Python Programming

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She got started with integrating technology in the classroom in 2003 and dabbled with app design in File Maker and HTML. Computer Science Teachers Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Maker Movement STEM TeachersEpisode 720 with Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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 referred to them as the hipsters of the maker movement, these muppets were doing this work long before it was cool, and the launch of the cartoon series is well designed to tap into the popular spirit of innovation and design combined with play. When I opened my email on Tuesday night I was sorting through the "promotions" section of gmail and I came across a Klout perk.

The New Self Published Book That I Co-Authored That is Trending on Amazon

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Innovation Maker Movement Tech Tips Tools Web Tools WritingAbout the book and how (and why) we published it From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Self-publishing is a challenge but it can be done successfully.

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Increasing Engagement, Creativity, and Innovation with Minds-On/Hands-On Activities

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Education Maker Education design thinking maker movement student choice student voice student-centric learrningCOVID has forced many teacher to do remote learning in a virtual environment. Some have struggled with student-centric and hands-on learning.

What Libraries Offer the Maker Movement

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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.” Another practical tool for those thinking of building a makerspace in a library or elsewhere is the Youth Makerspace Playbook (PDF) from Maker Ed. Receiving a grant for a 3D printer, the staff designed their maker programming entirely around the new tool.

The Role of Kits in Maker Education and STEM Learning

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There has been a fair amount of criticism leveraged against “paint-by-numbers” types of STEM and maker kits. The basic and foundational skills need to be there in order for the makers to go in directions that are new and creative for them. .

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My Amazing Movie Poster: Free Project Plan to Teach Graphic Design

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STEM and Makerspaces in the Language Arts Classroom

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4 Ready to Go tips for Project Based Learning and Maker Spaces

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Nicholas Provenzano gets us started From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do you get started with project-based learning (PBL) and Maker spaces? He is also an author, maker space builder, international keynote speaker, and consultant.

5 Sure Fire Ways to Create Remarkable Graphics

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5 Idea Friday Administrators All Grades All Subjects Education Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Maker Movement Teachers Tools Web ToolsFrom the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tony Vincent is a pro at creating graphics. His blog and work is full of amazing graphics. Today, he teaches us five sure-fire ways to create remarkable graphics. We can teach our students or use them to promote the causes we care about.

Make the Most of the Maker Movement


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

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


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.

5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

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5 Idea Friday All Subjects Art and Music Teachers Augmented Reality Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation iPads Maker Movement STEM Students Teachers Tech Tips ToolsLindsay Fell on episode 395 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Lindsay Fell does so many exciting things with her students using augmented reality — talking artwork, using apps to bring in printing presses and other techniques.

Using Games to Help Reluctant Readers and Writers (and More)

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Blended Learning and E-Learning Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers Thought Leader Thursday Web Tools WritingLee Graham on Episode 569 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Lee Graham is working with teachers to teach them principles of game-based learning to teach writing.

Webinar: Teaching with Augmented Reality with #ARVRinEDU Classroom Enthusiasts

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All Grades All Subjects Augmented Reality Classroom Management Education Game Based Learning Innovation iPads Lesson Plans Maker Movement Project Based Learning STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools