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. During mornings (9 to 12 with a half hour recess), campers, grades Kindergarten through 6th grade, can choose from one of four enrichment classes: art, drama, games, foreign languages, computers, and in my case, maker camps. This summer I am offering: Cardboard Creations , Circuit Crafts, Toy Making and Hacking, and Robotics and Coding.

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

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. They often contain the tools, machinery, and technologies associated with making – 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, high tech robotics, vocational tech machinery.

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Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Just share that love on social media. One of the big things that we would like to know is how many miles away you are from different people, so we’ve got a little map going for social studies. Level 1 gives your students the ability to create that Virtual Valentine with whatever digital tool that you’re most comfortable with, and then share with others via social media and Flipgrid. Now back in December you did the Gingerbread STEM Community in Maker Space.

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

Edsurge

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.

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. Maker education spaces can be as large as full high school workshops with high-tech tools, or as small and low-tech as one corner of an elementary classroom. 9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers ).

Makerspaces: On Scanning the Road & Gently Easing the Brakes

NeverEndingSearch

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.

Educators Make, Play, and Connect This Summer

Educator Innovator

In Pittsburgh, kids might join the growing Maker Movement or pick up some engineering skills while making robots. The campaign is spearheaded by Educator Innovator , powered by the National Writing Project , and the Mozilla Foundation’s Maker Party. On July 7th join KQED to learn how to use Twitter and other media-sharing applications to promote social and civic discourse with students. We know. You want to relax this summer.

Stop Thinking and Start Doing -- A Makerspace Is Within Your Reach!

Graphite Blog

But after being a maker-librarian for nearly two years, I can assure you that you should really stop thinking about starting a makerspace. I set up a filter on TweetDeck to see everything posted on #makered and #makerspace. I assumed they'd be thrilled about a $200 Dash and Dot robot set. This is a great way to integrate some of your social media tools. EdSurge's Maker Movement : If you don't read EdSurge, you absolutely need to.

Stop Thinking and Start Doing -- A Makerspace Is Within Your Reach!

Graphite Blog

But after being a maker-librarian for nearly two years, I can assure you that you should really stop thinking about starting a makerspace. I set up a filter on TweetDeck to see everything posted on #makered and #makerspace. I assumed they'd be thrilled about a $200 Dash and Dot robot set. This is a great way to integrate some of your social media tools. EdSurge's Maker Movement : If you don't read EdSurge, you absolutely need to.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Conference Volunteering - Libraries! - Google Excitement - Common Core Film

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Our products are research-based and developed for various audiences: youth, college students, the research community, policy makers, or workers in a particular industry. Do you have a story to tell about maker spaces? Math educator, Kyle Pearce, has added another dimension to the ALS #icebucketchallenege which has flooded social media channels this August, and raised more than $70 million dollars for ALS research.

The Stories We Were Told about Education Technology (2019)

Hack Education

Even if these publications fade away , the breathless stories about the possibilities of brainwave-reading mindfulness headbands and " mind-reading robot tutors in the sky " continue to be told. That's what a decade of ed-tech social media and PR have wrought: hashtag gurus and fake news. Joi Ito , Nicholas Negroponte , the MIT Media Lab — who will remember their connections to convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein ?

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Jim Vanides - Global Education Program Manager, HP - Sustainability and Social Innovation; Larry Johnson - CEO, The New Media Consortium; Yolanda Ramos - Director of Professional Development Services, International Society for Technology in Education; Mano Talaiver - Director, Longwood Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative practices (ITTIP) - "HP Catalyst Academy: A new approach to professional learning, designed especially for STEMx teachers."

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