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. Common Core: A Lesson Plan for STEM (on Bridges).

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.

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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

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. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. jackiegerstein and Barbara Bray @bbray27. Crossed posted at [link].

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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. It’s really about having people in places to manage and facilitate the maker experience.”

20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer

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20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer. To combat summer learning loss and keep those STEM skills fresh over the summer, Project Lead The Way put together a list of super simple (and fun) STEM activities you can do with your children over summer break. Maker Movement stem


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

Minecraft in the Classroom

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8 tips to help create and sustain a makerspace

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Why the maker movement? You’re all makers–you produce things each day,” Smith said. Leonardo DaVinci was a maker. Though makerspaces are becoming more mainstream, creating and maintaining one could overwhelm educators who are starting from scratch.

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

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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. A while back, librarian Chad Lehman talked about how to equip a maker space.

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.

Making STEM Equitable With Beautiful Ideas, Affordable Projects and Serious Play


Take an online maker class - free to teachers and students. Education Technology Maker Movement Community STEM EducationFun is science educator Sam Haynor’s superpower. There are schools out there—you know who you are—with reputations as places “where fun goes to die.” Haynor not only brings fun back to life, he makes it stronger, louder, and more joyful than ever.


Maker Education Camp: Circuit Crafts

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This is my third summer offering maker education summer camps as part of a bigger program at a local school. Given all of the media coverage, an educator new to Maker Education may get the perception that it is all about this kind of high tech stuff.

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Applications Open Now #steam

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Sponsored by Samsung Solve for Tomorrow From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Teachers of grades 6-12 in the United States are invited to apply for the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest.

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This Amazing South Bronx School Grows 50,000 Pounds of Vegetables a Year

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Toy Take Apart and Hacking

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I have done it multiple times during my summer maker camp for elementary level kids, my gifted students, and at conferences as part of teacher professional development.

5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

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STEM Idea #1: Teach with Passion. And I think that sometimes as adults, especially when we start talking about STEM or STEAM or whatever buzzword it is that your school uses, we muddy the learning.

Different Schools for a Different World

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We saw some movement in the 80’s and 90’s around portfolio development, around performance assessment, and other sorts of indicators of authentic work. I think we’re starting to make some movements in this direction.

5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop

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Now we’re also going to do a giveaway of her book, Make Writing: Five Teaching Strategies That Turn Writer’s Workshop Into a Maker Space , where she has five more ideas.

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3 ways innovative schools advance maker learning for all

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In March 2016, Digital Promise and Maker Ed issued a call-to-action for school leaders around the country to commit to growing the next generation of American makers. school leaders have answered the call by signing the Maker Promise.

Best 2015 Videos: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education Theme

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Given my current interest in maker education , I decided to locate and post 2015 videos related to maker education, STEM, and STEAM. Maker Education: Reaching All Learners. What Is a Maker? We are all makers; it’s in our DNA. The Next Maker Movement.

Design Challenge

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This set does cost some money but there are other free options: Maker Education Card Game that I created. Maker Education Card Game. This game, which I first introduced in the Maker Education Card Game , is a card game that ends with the makers making something based on selected cards.

“Making It” Matter to Girls

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I had never heard of STEM programs until I began my career in high tech. Outside the Classroom #nationofmakers girls interested in STEM Maker Movement Makers Week Making making stuff STEM Week of Making

7 innovative 3D printers for the classroom

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Widaman said 3D printing the cars, which run 60-65 miles per hour, has been a “great addition” for the students in teaching them STEM lessons. Featured on eSchool News Resource STEM Top News 3D printers construction engineering maker movement

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

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Carol: Of course, STEAM is a big thing that teachers are wanting to do in Maker Space. He is an expert in STEAM and STEM and science. Episode 138 on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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.

Brent Johnson: My student’s views on learning and teaching

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How to Design Your Own MakerSpaces – From Courtney Pepe


Makers build, fix, and create. On March 18th and 19th, we celebrated New Jersey Makers Day, and I had the opportunity to visit a number of different Maker events in various communities. Big Idea #2 – Keep Many Hands Busy With Maker/Building Challenges.

What Motivates Maker Educators?


Who are the people spearheading maker education? Maker Education Initiative. According to the report, many maker educators believe “making can help students develop real-world skills” such as creativity, problem-solving acumen, critical thinking and perseverance, along with “dispositions associated with positive work and life outcomes.” Maker activities may seem like fun and games, but they require ample support and preparation.

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

Inventionland: A Transformational Design Course

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What is STEM?

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S cience T echnology E ngineering and M athematics illustration by Sam Patterson What I like most about the STEM education movement is the co-mingling of disciplines and the emphasis on real world project based learning. At my school site the interest in STEM is accute.


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 ). STEM to STEAM ).

The Promises, Practices, and Pedagogies of Maker-Centered Learning: An Updated Preview of the Findings from the Agency by Design Project

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Our partner Project Zero previews the insights from its forthcoming book, Maker-Centered Learning: Empowering Young People to Shape their Worlds , the results of their multiyear Agency by Design research initiative. Project Zero inquiry maker maker education maker movement maker-centered learning pedagogy research

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. For Halloween 2016, I did a version of Halloween Wars (a Food Network show) with my two classes of gifted elementary learners.

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. News STEM Top News

5 steps for creating a custom makerspace

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The maker movement embodies opportunities for experimentation and innovation to occur across all grade levels and all content areas. Physical makerspaces have allowed us the opportunity to pull some of this excitement of the maker movement into our schools.

The Samsung “Solve for Tomorrow” STEAM Program Wants You! Take Just 5 Minutes to Apply!

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