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. 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. Education reform STEM

The Maker Movement in New Jersey

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Learn how you can get your students involved in STEM Education and the Maker Movement in this great podcast featuring a fantastic New Jersey Educator. The post The Maker Movement: Learning How To Bring Maker Spaces Into Your Classrooms featuring @Mrnavas | @NJEA @MakerDepot appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Jersey Educator Podcast Learning Spaces STEM Education

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The Role of Kits in Maker Education and STEM Learning

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There has been a fair amount of criticism leveraged against “paint-by-numbers” types of STEM and maker kits. The basic and foundational skills need to be there in order for the makers to go in directions that are new and creative for them. .

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STEM and Makerspaces in the Language Arts Classroom

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Her thesis work explored how STEM infused projects influenced creative self-efficacy in her students. ” The post STEM and Makerspaces in the Language Arts Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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5 Ways to Participate in the Mars Rover Landing on Thursday, February 18

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. The Perseverance Rover will land on Mars this Thursday, February 18th at approximately 3:55 pm Eastern Time.

The Maker Movement: Learning How To Bring Maker Spaces Into Your Classrooms featuring @Mrnavas | @NJEA @MakerDepot

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Learn how you can get your students involved in STEM Education and the Maker Movement in this great podcast featuring a fantastic New Jersey Educator. The post The Maker Movement: Learning How To Bring Maker Spaces Into Your Classrooms featuring @Mrnavas | @NJEA @MakerDepot appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Jersey Educator Podcast Learning Spaces STEM Education

Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

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Taylor Ryan on Episode 577 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Lots of things are labeled “STEM” these days but many of them are just rote instructions for students to follow. Is this truly STEM learning? Taylor Ryan is STEM coordinator for his school as they work to integrate STEM into every class. He shares what he’s learned about true STEM learning in the past year in this role.

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How the maker movement inspires every student to love learning

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You know the maker movement has hit the big leagues when even the President is talking about it. Earlier this year, for the National Week of Making, President Obama issued a call to action to educators, designers, and makers of all stripes. As the maker movement grows, I continue to call on all Americans to help unlock the potential of our Nation and ensure these opportunities reach all our young people, regardless of who they are or where they come from.”.

Dremel 3D printer fuels Maker Movement

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Debuting as the brand’s first device for education, the Dremel 3D Idea Builder empowers students to master key STEM concepts through hands-on learning and creativity. Written by interdisciplinary curriculum experts, the 3D printer’s comprehensive teaching and learning kits integrate with existing STEM curriculum. News STEM Top News

Augmented Reality Lessons You Can Use Now

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Do you need safe, fun ways for students to connect and learn while keeping their distance in the classroom? Augmented reality apps might be for you!

Teaching Python: How Children Can Learn Python Programming

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She got started with integrating technology in the classroom in 2003 and dabbled with app design in File Maker and HTML. Computer Science Teachers Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Maker Movement STEM TeachersEpisode 720 with Kelly Schuster-Paredes and Sean Tibor From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

My Amazing Movie Poster: Free Project Plan to Teach Graphic Design

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Innovation Lesson Plans Mac Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools Windows-PC Yearbook Advisors

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. These spaces strengthen community-based learning, particularly for problem solving, creative thinking, innovation, collaboration, and engagement in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math),” IMLS says. It’s really about having people in places to manage and facilitate the maker experience.”

4 Ready to Go tips for Project Based Learning and Maker Spaces

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Nicholas Provenzano gets us started From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do you get started with project-based learning (PBL) and Maker spaces? He is also an author, maker space builder, international keynote speaker, and consultant.

5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

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5 Idea Friday All Subjects Art and Music Teachers Augmented Reality Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation iPads Maker Movement STEM Students Teachers Tech Tips ToolsLindsay Fell on episode 395 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Webinar: Teaching with Augmented Reality with #ARVRinEDU Classroom Enthusiasts

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All Grades All Subjects Augmented Reality Classroom Management Education Game Based Learning Innovation iPads Lesson Plans Maker Movement Project Based Learning STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools

How to Make Programming Easier

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Edtech Tool Tuesday High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Maker Movement Project Based Learning STEM Teachers Web ToolsMichael Backus on episode 567 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Programming doesn’t have to be so hard. Computer Science teacher, Michael Backus, gives us advice to help make programming easier.

7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

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All Grades All Subjects Blended Learning and E-Learning Classroom Design Education Get Connected (PLN Building) Innovation ISTE-Related Episodes IT Coaches and Directors Maker Movement Monday Motivation STEM TeachersFrom the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Stacey Roshan, the author of Tech with Heart , talks about seven edtech topics that are sparking conversation this summer both online and at ISTE19.

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

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If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM. During the reflection phase, learners are given the option to express what they learned during and because of their STEM, STEAM, Maker Education experience in a way that makes the most sense to them given the nature of the task; and their preferred means of expression.

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Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

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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. In this case, we asked teachers to specifically choose math or science because we wanted to do a STEM-to-STEAM arts integration.

Minecraft in the Classroom

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All Subjects Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Science Teachers STEM Tech Tips Tools Web Tools Windows-PC minecraftJeff Gearhart on episode 162 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Are you studying Mars?

Maker Monday: How Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose (ENCORE)

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John Spencer, coauthor of two different best-selling books, Launch and Empower , talks about the creativity (and test score) boosts his classes experienced when he began Maker Mondays. The post Maker Monday: How Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose (ENCORE) appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Tyler – a 7th Grade App Builder Spurred on By Genius Hour

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Edtech Tool Tuesday Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Science Teachers STEM StudentsTyler Haggerty on episode 537 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today, you’ll listen to a young man who became an entrepreneur as a result of his school’s genius hour.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

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Product Review: Features, Lesson Plan Ideas, and Tips From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Adobe Premiere Rush is a simple to use video creation tool that includes powerful camera features, video editing, and publishing features.

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7 Things to Know About Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom

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Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Maker Movement Project Based Learning STEM Teachers Tech Tips ToolsMarina Umaschi Bers on episode 202 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Children as young as four can start coding, but not in ways you might think.

Scratch and Makey Makey Across the Curriculum

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Relevant and Authentic Learning: Physical computing is often perceived by learners of all ages are relevant to their lives especially with the current push towards learning STEM and coding. Learner-Centric – More of Them; Less of Us: At its heart, maker education and physical computing is about centering around the learner. Directions: Learners engaged in a maker-enhanced writers’ workshop.

Halloween Wars: An Interdisciplinary Lesson with a STEM, STEAM, Maker Education Focus

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To introduce and reinforce ideas, concepts, and skills associated with maker education, STEM, and STEM. Here is one student group’s example: Education Maker Education cooperative learning educational technology experiential learning maker education maker movement STEAM STEMFor Halloween 2016, I did a version of Halloween Wars (a Food Network show) with my two classes of gifted elementary learners.

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Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

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Toyota Dream Car Art Contest From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM, STEAM, and design thinking are buzzwords in education today. In addition to true STEM projects, we also work to include the arts in all subjects. Help Your Students Enter the U.S. The U.S. Toyota Dream Car Art Contest is the perfect contest for classrooms across the United States. Specifically, this art contest combines design thinking and the arts.

Maker Monday: Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose

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John Spencer, co-author of two different best-selling books, Launch and Empower , talks about the creativity (and test score) boosts his classes experienced when he began Maker Mondays. Maker Monday: Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose. John Spencer saw test scores and engagement ride when he implemented Maker Mondays. What is Maker Monday? I’d always kind of wait until Friday to do like a Fun Friday Maker Activity. Fears that accompany Maker Mondays.

A New School Makerspace

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Integrating Maker Education Activities Into the Curriculum. Maker education needs to be intentional. It follows, then, for maker education to be brought into more formal and traditional classrooms as well as more informal ones such as with afterschool and community programs, it needs to be integrated into the curriculum using lesson plans to assist with this integration ( Learning in the Making ).

Remarkable Teaching: Student Created Virtual Reality Projects

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Augmented Reality Computer Science Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Mac Maker Movement Project Based Learning STEM Students Teachers Tech Tips Tools Windows-PC Wonderful Classroom WednesdaySean Wybrant in episode 358 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Sean Wybrant, 2017 Colorado Teacher of the Year, has students building virtual reality and augmented reality experiences.

Mindset of the Maker Educator Presentation

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This presentation, prepared for the Global Maker Day virtual conference, provides some background information on maker education, being a reflective practitioner, documenting learning, the roles of the maker educator, and resources. Education Maker Education experiential learning maker education maker educator maker movement STEAM STEM

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

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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. As such, the roles of the educator as a maker educator are also different. This will help learners emulate these learning processes when they work on their own maker projects. Maker Educator as a Lead Learner.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

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As a change maker herself, she is passionately co-leading a grassroots movement in order to spark a systemic cultural shift towards an innovative model of education. Innovation Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Maker Movement Project Based Learning Social Emotional Learning STEM Students Teachers Web Tools Wonderful Classroom Wednesday