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

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Like our mobile devices, especially in science, is using that camera feature and having the students like capture a photo and annotate over the top of it. Use the camera feature on any mobile device. We have so many awesome mobile devices, and so many short cycle apps that allow us to capture video and capture images and work with them. Now, do you use robots? What about robotics? In my class, we use the Sphero robot quite a bit. So that’s my Go To robot.

How Can I bring Robotics Into My Curriculum? Programming Robots with SPRK Lightning Lab #AskTheTechCoach

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Lightning Lab will make it even easier to use the SPRK robot in the classroom because students can access te instructions and starter code inside of the app. Sphero makes app-enabled, teachable robots. SPRK Lightning Lab hub uses CWIST’s online platform to offer a free virtual community that allows educators, students, makers and parents to communicate about their projects. To get started users download the mobile app to program their robot. Download.

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?Do or DIY: What We Saw (and Loved) at the 2017 Maker Faire

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This weekend marked San Mateo’s annual gathering of hackers, hobbyists and freak flag flyers: the Maker Faire. Back for its 12th year in the Bay Area, the Maker Faire is home to everything from drone racing, bicycle-powered music stages and even 32-foot tall towering Sextant Tesla Coils. Here are a few of our favorite DIY masters from the three-day event: EIGHTH GRADER Miles Raneri returned for his fifth appearance and exhibition at Maker Faire. III robot.

TechShop launches maker space workshops for educators

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Maker space workshop guides educators and librarians through the nuts and bolts. Seizing hold of the booming maker movement, a new four-day workshop will walk educators through the steps of designing, equipping, and operating successful, safe and inspirational public maker spaces. Called, the TechShop Maker Space Academy, the workshop is based on TechShop’s maker space model. Establishing rules and policies to safely and effectively manage a maker space.

Raspberry Pi + iPad = countless maker possibilities

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With the maker movement in schools in full force across the country, it seems like students everywhere are excited and interested in learning about programming, electronics, robotics, and more. Most other microcontrollers require the computing power of a full fledged laptop or desktop machine, which limits the mobility of what can be done. Using an iPad to control the small Raspberry Pi is easier than you think. [

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From MakerSpace to MakerFaire – Guest Post from Christine Boyer

EdTechTeacher

It is now a vibrant hub of activity, stocked with a variety of high-tech and low-tech supplies that challenge and inspire our little makers. This past year has helped to give our maker movement stronger momentum with the addition of school sponsored clubs (multi-grade makers club and Lego Robotics). Creating Maker Spaces. Blog Featured #makered Christine Boyer Daily Genius Maker Spaces Project Based Learning

Creating Space for "Maker Moments"

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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! " The maker movement is about creating and problem-solving, not purchasing and consuming.

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Learning Revolution Events Gaming in Ed , September 15th - 18th, 2014 Connected Librarian Day , October 7th, 2014 Library 2.014 , October 8th + 9th, 2014 Global Education Conference , November 17th - 21st, 2014 Newsletter Sponsor Click for more information Partner Spotlight GenerationOn is the global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world. Is your library mobile friendly? Do you have a story to tell about maker spaces?

Makerspaces: On Scanning the Road & Gently Easing the Brakes

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At conferences, librarians share with me that their administrators insist they devote significant library real estate to 3D printing and a variety of other maker equipment. Some examples: Participative culture and the Learning Commons movement : For many years, school and academic libraries have been rethinking learner space to support participative culture. The action in our huge open technology wing engaged kids in robotics and coding and CAD and now, 3D printing.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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Planned obsolescence of mobile technology. Maker Movement. Falling cost of mobile devices, which impacts what’s affordable, who shows up to school with what on their own, school budgets, etc. Robotics in the classroom. 30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. by Terry Heick.

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