Are Jim Henson's Doozers the Hipsters of the Maker Movement?

My Paperless Classroom

For those of you who don''t know Klout, I would describe it as a mostly silly social media metric generator. As a teacher working with elementary kids I find myself looking for messages I approve of in media for kids. In this cartoon there was problem solving, cooperation, innovation and a strong m"maker" ethic. When I opened my email on Tuesday night I was sorting through the "promotions" section of gmail and I came across a Klout perk.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

First, I work hard on social media to share my attitude and love toward the students I teach. While it would be nice to think that social media is just for personal use, this is the only communication that some parents may read from their child’s teacher. Zombies , Jazz , Fairies , Super Mario and just about anything that teachers love is being used to teach.For me, my PLN and social networks bring experts and other classrooms to the forefront of learning.

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Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

There’s tons of information on there, and if you want to know anything about it, please feel free to reach out to me on social media, through Twitter or my e-mail address. There’s another show that I’ll link to that actually shows that kids who are using Minecraft can improve in their social-emotional learning. Dr. Michelle Zimmerman – Edtech and Social Emotional Learning – talks about this research.

What’s Hot in 2nd-Grade with #2ndchat moderator Carol McLaughlin

The CoolCatTeacher

FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12. Carol: Of course, STEAM is a big thing that teachers are wanting to do in Maker Space. Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning Get Connected (PLN Building) Maker Movement Social Media STEM Teachers Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Cloud Sync Options By default, Adobe Premiere Rush saves all media and projects to Creative Cloud. Create Engaging Projects The third way Adobe Premiere Rush promotes creativity is the interest students have in YouTube, Instagram, and social media style videos.

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Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

The CoolCatTeacher

Post on Social Media to enter to win some art supplies! Show us the cool cars that your students are drawing in your classroom on social media! Art and Music Teachers Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Free Resources Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Lesson Plans Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Parents Project Based Learning Science Teachers STEM Students Teachers Web Tools

A Fuller Framework for Making in Maker Education

User Generated Education

Implementing a Broader Framework of Making in Maker Education. All of this led me to think about how this would translate into a full spectrum of making in the context of maker educator. This is discussed in Framing and Frontloading Maker Activities where I go in more detail how to frontload or frame the maker activities: Using and Reviewing Essential Questions. Education Maker Education maker education maker educator maker movement

5 Ways to Bring Sustainable Food Understanding into Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

She provides professional development, content creation, and social media services; presents at national and international conferences; and acts as an advisory board member for SXSWedu. 5 Idea Friday College (aged 18+) Education Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Lesson Plans Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Science Teachers Society and Ethics STEM Teachers

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

Define the Problem: The educator along with the learners generate possible authentic problems to explore within their local community (classroom, school, social, community) which includes identification of the intended audience. This is typically done by sharing documentation of learning and final reflections through social media. Learners, many being savvy at the use of social networks, can then choose how they want to share out their reflections.

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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.

Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen: About a month ago, I started seeing stuff on social media. They had to include media in the review. They started putting together the media, again because they could just take photos and videos through the apps themselves. Because you can record media with the apps, there are just a lot of different ways that you can use that to smash it together. All Subjects Education Game Based Learning History and Social Sciences Teachers How to Guides.

7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

The CoolCatTeacher

Sometimes we’ll have Marketers doing something with social media. They’ll typically create a Twitter, Instagram, social media type platforms to go with it. Innovation iPads IT Coaches and Directors Mac Maker Movement Project Based Learning STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools Windows-PCVicki Davis on episode 307 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I’m so excited!

5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12. Pay attention to the news, read the magazines or the blogs or the social media. Aaron Maurer on episode 140 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Aaron Maurer @ coffeechugbooks gives us five ways to improve STEAM education for kids.

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. These technologies are seductive especially seeing all the press they get on social media, blogs, and Kickstarter.

TeachThought Podcast Ep 1: Making In The 21st Century With 3D Printers

TeachThought - Learn better.

If you enjoyed this episode, please share it using the social media buttons you see at the top of this post. Maker Movement 3d printing maker movementThe TeachThought Podcast Episode 1: Making In The 21st Century With 3D Printers. by TeachThought Staff. Episode Description. Welcome to the first episode of the TeachThought Podcast !

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. Problems occur when administrators, educators, learners, and communities come to believe that maker education is synonymous with these tools and spaces.

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.

20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer

TeachThought - Learn better.

Take a picture as you enjoy these activities with your children, and share it with us on social media! Maker Movement stem20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer. by pltw.org. School may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean learning has to. In fact, it is vital that it doesn’t! When students let their brains take a break over the summer, they can lose the equivalent of two months of their grade-level math and reading skills.

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Its 2019. So Why Do 21st-Century Skills Still Matter?

Edsurge

In the process, they also learned plenty about social studies and civic engagement. In hindsight, Kay can identify three phases that have been critical in the 21st century learning movement. These core competencies remain relevant as we get further into the current century, argues David Ross, global education consultant and former CEO of P21, “because they seem to be the one constant in a rapidly changing social and economic environment.”

A Key to Education Reform.

My Island View

The flipped classroom, maker movement, project-based learning, blended learning, student centered learning, hour of code, collaboration, direct instruction, and lecture, there are passionate teacher advocates supporting each of these methods as the best way for kids to learn. I am sure that there are some additional methods or movements that I have not mentioned. Many are aware through their social media connections.

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 ).

Teacher Creativity Skill: Solve a Problem

The Playground Advocate

More importantly, though, the Internet is a social space where you can ask a question directly to human beings. I''ve often been pleased to find out that authors, thought leaders, and celebrities are more than willing to reply to an email, a tweet or a post on their social media pages. And again, there are great ways to connect with folks who share your passions through social media.

A Key to Education Reform.

My Island View

The flipped classroom, maker movement, project-based learning, blended learning, student centered learning, hour of code, collaboration, direct instruction, and lecture, there are passionate teacher advocates supporting each of these methods as the best way for kids to learn. I am sure that there are some additional methods or movements that I have not mentioned. Many are aware through their social media connections.

A Key to Education Reform.

My Island View

The flipped classroom, maker movement, project-based learning, blended learning, student centered learning, hour of code, collaboration, direct instruction, and lecture, there are passionate teacher advocates supporting each of these methods as the best way for kids to learn. I am sure that there are some additional methods or movements that I have not mentioned. Many are aware through their social media connections.

?The 10 Best AR Apps for Classrooms Using Apple’s New ARKit

Edsurge

Already, it has opened up the AR floodgates for newer Apple devices, and developers have been showcasing their new apps on social media using the hashtag #ARKit. Education Technology Maker Movement CommunityThe recent popularity of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) has put a spotlight on immersive technology—and our curriculum may never look the same again.

“My students have always seen the problems in the world, but now we are concentrating on looking beyond the problem to the solution.” – Valerie Anglemyer, USA 

Daily Edventures

Last year, Anglemyer and her co-teacher, Steve Bowser, created an inquiry-based pilot class titled Humanities — a combination of Social Studies and Language Arts — with a concentration on connecting the two subject areas. . I love learning about the maker movement and enjoy exploring the many resources that are listed in the book. Beyond the Classroom Leadership and Strategic Innovation People Social media SkypeValerie Anglemyer.

My Makeaways from #makeEDU #makerED #MakerFaire

The Innovative Educator

I had the opportunity to hear from leaders and influencer in the Maker movement at the Maker Faire Ed Forum. Q: Can Making compete w/social media? You don't need to compete w/social media. If you couldn't be there in person, you can checkout some of the terrific takeaways (or as I like to say, "makeaways") at the Storify below. My personal favorite makeaway: Yes!

Dremel names Idea Builder Ambassadors, connects educators with 3D Printing

eSchool News

To recognize educators pioneering the maker movement in STEM education, Dremel , manufacturer of tools for life and learning, announces 10 Dremel Idea Builder Ambassadors for the 2016-17 school year. The videos, shared via Dremel Education social media channels, will include lesson ideas for 3D printing projects and explanations of the design and build process.

Striving to be a Strong Digital Leader

Fractus Learning

This is a social media world, one of continual connectedness. I rely heavily on social media to propel me forward as a digital leader. All school leaders should be active in social media. Maker Movement. The maker movement is a new venture for me, yet as a digital leader, I feel it is my obligation to help lead the charge instructionally, preparing our students for the world we can’t see quite yet.

Don’t Fear the Reaper- Rock Like a Teacher Series

CUE

Often in education, especially on social media, figures with thousands of followers are heralded as godsends and that they are “your man [or woman]” to solve every problem. Education is undertaking a large redefinition, with ESSA, Maker movements, 1:1 programs, and a laundry list of changes. Justin blogs at blog.justinbirckbichler.com , is on Twitter as @Mr_B_Teacher , co-founded the #FlyHighFri Twitter movement, and co-hosts the Eduroadtrip podcast.

Making an Impact with Problem / Project Based Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Instructional methods like Genius Hour , the Maker Movement, and STEAM allow teachers to meet high learning standards while supporting innovation. Find an example of students transforming the world in this post, Kids Transforming the World Through Social Media. We have the opportunity to implement problem/project based learning and teach our students how to use web tools and social media to solve real world problems.

Making an Impact with Problem / Project Based Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Instructional methods like Genius Hour , the Maker Movement, and STEAM allow teachers to meet high learning standards while supporting innovation. Find an example of students transforming the world in this post, Kids Transforming the World Through Social Media. We have the opportunity to implement problem/project based learning and teach our students how to use web tools and social media to solve real world problems.

Parent/Educator EDU

My Island View

It is the most innovative form of PD that has become a movement on a global scale, yet many have yet to discover it. We can explain and explore topics like: student voice, problem based learning, open source learning, the flipped class, collaborative learning, design learning, the maker movement, coding, digital literacy, digital citizenship, social media, the stress on the family from unneeded homework, necessity or lack of it for textbooks in our education system.

TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks

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This is part of the limitation of a blog, and the allure of social media sites like facebook and pinterest. This isn’t new–always has been for content publisher since long before digital media emerged, and likely will be until AI is perfected–and by then it won’t matter because we’ll all be plugged into the Matrix and exit entirely in the digital vapor. TeachThought Library: 10 Learning Models & Frameworks. by TeachThought Staff.

What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting

Educator Innovator

Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting. They discussed “student generated content that educators could share with stakeholders via social media and online platforms.” Maker Faire. Just as many maker projects stay heavily embedded in research and iterations.