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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3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

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David Ternent, a teacher in a middle school STEM classroom in Ohio, shares how he has used his 3D printers to transform and excite kids about learning STEM concepts. David Ternent is a middle school STEM teacher in Ohio. David is a 7th grade STEM teacher in the Stow-Munroe Falls School District. ” The post 3D Printing in a STEM Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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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. ELA/ ELL Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement Project Based Learning STEM Teachers Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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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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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

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

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.

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

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.

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 AdvisorsFrom the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Students can be filmmakers in this fun, engaging project that teaches graphic design, photography, the prototyping process and more.

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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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.

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? Nicholas Provenzano, the author of the book, Beyond the Poster Board , gives us four tips to get started with effective PBL and Maker space use in your school and classroom. He is also an author, maker space builder, international keynote speaker, and consultant.

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.”

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?

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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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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.

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 ).

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.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

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All Subjects Digital Filmmaking Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation iPads IT Coaches and Directors Lesson Plans Mac Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning STEM Students Teachers Tech Tips Tools Windows-PC

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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

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.

Simple and Rube Goldberg Machines: A Maker Education, STEAM Lesson

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Maker Education Uncategorized experiential learning maker education maker movement STEAM STEMRecently I facilitated a simple machines leading into Rube Goldberg machines lesson with my gifted elementary students. As I’ve discussed in past blog posts, I use several criteria to guide my lesson design: Instructional challenges are hands-on and naturally engaging for learners. There is a game-like atmosphere.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

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Innovation iPads IT Coaches and Directors Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Mac Maker Movement Monday Motivation Project Based Learning STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools Windows-PC Writing hourofcodeSam Patterson on episode 201 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

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Innovation iPads IT Coaches and Directors Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Librarians Mac Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM Students Teachers Tech Tips Tools Web Tools Windows-PC WritingSponsored by Book Creator, All Opinions My Own From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Book Creator has long been a favorite app on the iPad, and now it’s available for Google Chrome.

9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

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Often schools who have arts, STEM or other enrichment choose to take one enrichment period and have a “genius hour” where students explore their talents to make and create. Maker Movement. Many schools are creating maker spaces or “ Fab Labs ” so students have a space and place to invent. Keva plank challenges are a popular happening n Chad Lehman’s library maker space. Essential Information on the Maker Movement.

Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

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The student is programming a video game in a maker space using Bloxels. Classrooms need well-stocked maker spaces and creativity stations. Chad Lehman’s maker space includes challenges and lots of choices for students. Administrators All Grades All Subjects Higher Education Innovation Librarians Maker Movement Parents Policy Makers STEM Students Teachers