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.

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: 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.

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.”

7 Things to Know About Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

We work with robotics, because robotics are tools that allow them to learn coding and to learn abstract logic and thinking while not sitting in front of a computer screen. So robots have motors, they have sensors, they can move around. So same as with a robot.

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.

9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

The CoolCatTeacher

For our beginning of the year passion projects, some students chose to teach others about our robotic filming Swivl tool and app. Maker Movement. Many schools are creating maker spaces or “ Fab Labs ” so students have a space and place to invent.

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. Others built robots or drove my Dash Wonderbot. Chad Lehman’s maker space includes challenges and lots of choices for students.

The Myth of Neutral Makerspaces

User Generated Education

Recently, I attended the Nation of Makers Conference whose theme was intentional inclusion. Liberatory Consciousness was a practice promoted and used during the Nation of Maker pre-conference and threaded through the inclusion track of the conference.

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Now back in December you did the Gingerbread STEM Community in Maker Space. He’s the robot there. Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Lesson Plans Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers Web Tools

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Calculating those X and Y coordinates — which really kids of most ages can do — and then realizing that they can make the physical robot go here or there based upon their program. That’s what these robots are.

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. This summer I am offering: Cardboard Creations , Circuit Crafts, Toy Making and Hacking, and Robotics and Coding. Cardboard Creations: A Maker Education Camp ).

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.

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


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. To get started users download the mobile app to program their robot. Download.

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. Cubelets Robotic Construction. If you think about it this way, the robot is the program.”

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Applications Open Now #steam

The CoolCatTeacher

Designed and built a robotic car seat to alert adults when children are left in hot cars. Sponsored by Samsung Solve for Tomorrow From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Maker Culture Has a ‘Deeply Unsettling’ Gender Problem


The goal wasn’t to count the number of 3D printers or robotics clubs, but rather to take a more “ethnographic” view of the phenomena, says Youngmoo Kim, the director of Drexel’s ExCITe Center and an author of the study. Maker Mindset While makerspaces are often thought of as a monolithic concept, the authors actually found several distinct types, including artisanal and tech-focused spaces. Education Technology Maker Movement Community

Futurizing the Stacks: How Makerspaces Can Modernize College Libraries


The answer, in part, lies in the so-called maker movement, a trend studded by hobbyists, inventors, students and even entrepreneurs who creates products or gadgets for educational or industrial purposes. In a report that analyzed the state of the maker movement in 40 U.S. universities, the Makeschools Higher Education Alliance identified student engagement in projects that transcend traditional learning to be a flagship quality of the emerging maker movement on campus.

A rural Montana district goes all in on makerspaces

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Uncategorized coding CoSN maker movement makerspace roboticsIn Havre Public Schools in northern Montana, it’s not uncommon for middle schoolers to arrive early. Parents need to get to work and the school building is a safe place to drop them off, even before classes start.

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


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.

Do Pre-Packaged Kits Belong in Makerspaces?


Aligned with the maker movement—which focuses on using hands-on activities like building, sewing, assembling and computer programming for learning—the kits provide a foundation that teachers can use for guided projects both in and out of the classroom. But are pre-packaged kits really in the spirit of the maker movement, or are they just leading students down a narrow path without allowing them to be truly creative, inventive and genius?

As Factories Fade, Rural District Builds Makerspace to Fill Talent Gaps


Additionally, there will be programming for community members of all ages that takes place after school hours to develop skills such as printing, robotics, and design thinking for product development. Education Technology Maker Movement CommunityI met Trevor (name has been changed) when he was a high school senior in 2014. From a coal mining family in western Kentucky, he’d just suffered a major family crisis and his mother was struggling with mental illness.

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


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.

Learning by Making: Agency by Design and the Rise of Maker-Centered Education

Educator Innovator

The maker movement — think of it as “smart DIY,” a high- and low-tech approach to tinkering that turns users into inventors — is spurring excitement about the power of ingenuity in fields as disparate as robotics and design and agriculture.

Why Tech Doesn't Just Mean Computers and How It Can Be Used in Alternative Ways to Change Classroom Dynamics

Saving Socrates

I must confess, I myself am really into the whole maker movement. While I certainly don''t think we can spend a great deal of any school time teaching kids how to knit, I do think the new technologies like robotics and 3d printing are under tapped in elementary schools. Like computer science labs, I am not a huge fan of maker labs either. Personally, I''m all about the 3D printer and robotics, but this could be a space for a variety of new technologies.

Rebuilding a School Community with Maker Learning

Digital Promise

In July 2018, Digital Promise launched a new Maker Learning Leadership Cohort dedicated to professional learning, peer connections, and school transformation in the Pittsburgh region. Innovative learning spaces and equipment do not necessarily make an impactful maker learning program.

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 ).

The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

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Maker Movement: The maker movement, as we know, is the umbrella term for independent inventors, designers and tinkerers, a convergence of computer hackers and traditional artisans. Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future ).

A Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

Maker Movement: The maker movement, as we know, is the umbrella term for independent inventors, designers and tinkerers, a convergence of computer hackers and traditional artisans. Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future ).

Do students buy into maker culture?

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Maker culture is going mainstream. The maker industry is projected to grow to more than $8 billion by 2020, and with the maker movement infiltrating classrooms, after-school clubs and homes, it’s no wonder. But where is the maker movement strongest?

What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

Digital Promise

From this group, we’ve gathered insights on what the computer science movement looks like in these districts. VPS students have access to diverse courses such as coding, Python, robotics, and electronic applications, to name a few. Integrating with the Maker Movement. Districts are also finding a natural integration between computational thinking and maker learning.

Doing More With The Classroom Makerspace

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Those names that we associate with fundamentally changing human history were in some way makers and tinkerers. Educators are turning towards ideas like the Maker Movement and tinkering to foster creativity and innovation in their classrooms and to get their kids thinking and doing more.

Sylvia Martinez: 3 Mistakes Teachers Make About Tinkering (and more)

The CoolCatTeacher

Hummingbird Robotics Kit. Sylvia Libow Martinez is a co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom helping teachers bring the exciting tools and technology of the Maker Movement to classrooms worldwide.

Celebrating the National Week of Making

Digital Promise

Tomorrow marks the first day of the national Week of Making , a week dedicated to celebrating makers and providing opportunities for people across the country to make. We are working on several new resources and opportunities to support maker learning and Maker Promise signers.

28 can’t-miss edtech innovations from ISTE 2017

eSchool News

The most popular topics, based on number of sessions, focused on creativity and productivity tools (113), innovative learning environments (108), online tools and resources (82), constructivist learning and the maker movement (77), and programming and robotics (70).

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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Top 4 microtrends in e-learning


As career opportunities in traditional professions and large public and private organizations, decline — think automation, AI and robots — young people need to assimilate skills that enable them to make the most of the opportunities and challenges in their own economic environments.

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Educator as Lead Learner: Learning LittleBits

User Generated Education

To learn and model this process, I recommend that educators pick something new to learn and practice doing the following: I am teaching at a maker education camp this summer and want to integrate LittleBits into my curriculum.

Part 2: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Technology

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I will be providing workshops and featured sessions on STEM, PBL, Inquiry, Maker Space, and Computational Thinking! NASA Robotic Lesson Plans – Some wonderful lesson ideas that cover all grade levels to engage students.

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4 exciting trends that will define the 2018 education industry

eSchool News

Considering how robots could replace 38 percent of jobs in the U.S. Maker spaces will gain popularity in K-12 schools in the U.S. schools will give way to an increased focus on STEM and coding in schools, reinvigorating the “maker movement.”