The Maker Movement In Education

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His knowledge of and interest in both the EdTech world and the importance of a STEM education highlight the importance of inquiry-based education, DIY cultures and technology for enhanced learning as crucial 21st century activities. Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years.

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

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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. In some cases, makerspaces introduce digital technology into libraries, giving young patrons access to new tools for expression and communication.

7 Things to Know About Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom

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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

Steve Jobs said in his final Apple keynote introducing the iPad 2, “It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing.”. Catherine: And… I’m driving, three months later, hearing that they made robots like this.

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

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It doesn’t have to work , mind you, but it does have to include plausible technology. One requirement is that if students have seen the technology in action, it’s disqualified from being the topic of their video — a commercial pretending that their invented technology actually exists.

The Myth of Neutral Makerspaces

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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

Vicki: Today we’re talking with Micah Brown @mbrownedtech , an Instructional Technology Specialist in Kansas. OK, so let’s say that I’m a teacher and I’m not super comfortable with technology. Now back in December you did the Gingerbread STEM Community in Maker Space.

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

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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. 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

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This contest challenges public school students in grades 6-12 to address a local community issue using their STEAM skills (science, technology, engineering arts, and math). Each school receives $25K in technology and a technology kit to produce their presentation video.

Maker Culture Has a ‘Deeply Unsettling’ Gender Problem

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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

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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.

Do Pre-Packaged Kits Belong in Makerspaces?

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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?

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

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Conditions in society’s economic and technological spheres, however—at levels from local to global—have amped up stresses on our schooling systems more than ever before as we work within the confines of time. My answer to you is this: We must bring more arts programming—and blend it with the maker movement—into our schools. So then… how are “making” and the maker movement uniquely powerful as avenues of learning—and where might it come up against resistance?

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

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At the time, I was in the process of developing a program called “The Tech Pipeline” that allowed local, fast-growing technology companies to connect with prospective talent in the community through our schools. Trevor was hesitant to tag along with a class he didn’t know for the field trip, but was quickly persuaded by the promise of learning about new technology. The days of factory work are passing us quickly as most technology can replace the skill sets required for those jobs.

?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.

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 ).

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

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While I am sure you already realize technology itself is nothing new. In fact, at one point, a tractor, train, light bulb, and even a pencil were radical technology. While this is certain a huge part of any tech initiative, it sort of ignores other key technological innovation that are also taking place that our children would profoundly benefit from being exposed to in a school environment. I must confess, I myself am really into the whole maker movement.

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.

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 ).

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

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This post is dedicated to Technology. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s. Technology – STEM Resources.

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FETC Future of Educational Technology… Orlando Florida… Please Join Me!

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Information Technology. W021 | Making Makers Mainstream … Connecting Curriculum Standards and the 4C’s. The makers movement across education has made a significant impact, allowing students to do and create. Technology , Engineering .

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Making MAKEing More Inclusive

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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 ).

No Begging Required: Teachers Share 5 Creative Ways to Fund Classroom Technology

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She is not alone, as educators around the United States get ready to start the 2017-18 school year, supplies—particularly technology—can cost classrooms hundreds of thousands of dollars. Districts and Teachers Choose DonorsChoose.org A popular platform teachers use fund classroom technology is DonorsChoose.org , a website started in 2000 by a teacher. The platform allows educators to fund everything from technology supplies to professional development trips. (In

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

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From this group, we’ve gathered insights on what the computer science movement looks like in these districts. Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) Director of Technology Mark Ray stated, “When students can control and build something and have an opportunity to have a small amount of control, it is powerful for engagement in school and as individuals.” VPS students have access to diverse courses such as coding, Python, robotics, and electronic applications, to name a few.

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.

28 can’t-miss edtech innovations from ISTE 2017

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This year’s ISTE Conference was all about technology-charged learning–and from the keynotes and sessions to the fast-paced exhibit hall, the conference’s more than 20,000 attendees (15,000 educators plus expo hall staff) were immersed in just that.

How to Help Kids Innovate From an Early Age

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They are most often associated with STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math). They arise from the wider maker movement and they are emerging now in formal education settings globally. A Maker Mindset. Having a maker mindset is key.

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Top 4 microtrends in e-learning

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Make imaginative use of technology. Try some of these resources to boost your entrepreneurial education modules, try also exploring the Maker Movement. Last week I introduced three megatrends affecting e-learning.

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4 exciting trends that will define the 2018 education industry

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On top of that, there is promise for continued education outside of the classroom; just look at Google’s recent $1B pledge over the next five years to help train Americans for jobs in technology. Considering how robots could replace 38 percent of jobs in the U.S.

CA's Maker Initiative Spurs Innovation and Workforce Development Across 35 Community Colleges

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California Community College Chancellor’s Office is making a statement with its recent three-year, $17 million dollar investment in a statewide network of 35 maker-focused colleges. The California Community College (CCC) Maker Initiative will support nearly one third of the state system’s colleges—and their entrepreneurial students, innovative faculty, and unique makerspaces. Four Makers and Their Innovations. CCC's Maker Initiative Model. Maker Media.

Makerspace for Little or Nothing

The Daring Librarian

You can take baby steps into the Maker Movement. I'm not 100% sold, even after 7 years of talking about the Maker Movement, that it's something that's here to stay and not just a fad. That's why I've intentionally NOT spent a lot of money on our Maker corner.