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. Dr. Michelle Zimmerman – Edtech and Social Emotional Learning – talks about this research.

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.

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.

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! Help Your Students Enter the U.S.

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

Below is an except – Chapter 5: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator. The process of bringing maker education into formal and informal educational settings involves different approaches and strategies than in a more traditional educational setting. Maker Project Process.

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.

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.

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. Now back in December you did the Gingerbread STEM Community in Maker Space.

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.

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.

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. Education Maker Education maker education maker educator maker movement

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. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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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. These technologies are seductive especially seeing all the press they get on social media, blogs, and Kickstarter. Cardboard Creations: A Maker Education Camp ).

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

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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.

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.

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.”

?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.

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

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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.

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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.

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.

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 ).

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.

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.

“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. . Valerie 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.

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.

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.

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.

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

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This could also be accomplished through adaptive learning software, smart apps, and a blended approach to learning that mixes precise decoding instruction driven by personal learning algorithms, mixed with “human” teaching of the art and science of media design.

30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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Increasingly formal use of social media by education institutions. Maker Movement. The increasing potential to “start a business” that is entirely social and digital (which impacts the idea of a “job,” for example).

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. I have long been a guest blogger for Edutopia, which has been both a challenge and an honor.

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. By design this model emphasizes the role of play, diverse digital and physical media, and a designed interdependence between communities and schools.