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).

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 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

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

“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

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.

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.

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

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

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 ).

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.

Sylvia Martinez: 3 Mistakes Teachers Make About Tinkering (and more)

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Sylvia Libow Martinez is a co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom helping teachers bring the exciting tools and technology of the Maker Movement to classrooms worldwide. 10-minute Teacher Show Libraries News & Trends STEM Teaching

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.

Keys to Creating Makerspaces

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Strategies to design rooms, develop a curriculum and identify sources of funding District Administration, December 2016 The maker movement is poised to transform K12 learning. Makerspaces—workshop areas that provide tools and raw materials for students to invent, create, collaborate and learn—reinforce STEM skills and enable more authentic learning.

8 maker tools to inspire next-gen innovation and design

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The “maker movement” can play an important role in getting kids interested in innovation and design, and littleBits —which makes easy-to-use electronic building blocks—is finding itself at the center of this movement. Looking to develop designers and entrepreneurs?

How to Interest the Next Generation of Great Minds to Work in STEM Fields

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I’ve had a lot of questions in the last few months about STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) in the classroom. STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and covers an immense range of subject areas. The Maker Movement In Education.

CA's Maker Initiative Spurs Innovation and Workforce Development Across 35 Community Colleges


California Community College Chancellor’s Office is making a statement with its recent three-year, $17 million dollar investment in a statewide network of 35 maker-focused colleges. The California Community College (CCC) Maker Initiative will support nearly one third of the state system’s colleges—and their entrepreneurial students, innovative faculty, and unique makerspaces. Four Makers and Their Innovations. CCC's Maker Initiative Model. Maker Media.

A 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 ).

Raspberry Pi + iPad = countless maker possibilities

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With the maker movement in schools in full force across the country, it seems like students everywhere are excited and interested in learning about programming, electronics, robotics, and more. Featured on eSchool News How-to STEM Top News

300 Organizations Come Together to Launch Nation of Makers

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The grassroots Maker Movement has, and continues to, impact entrepreneurship, education, economic and workforce development, manufacturing, community revitalization and technology inclusion in the U.S. Education News Featured K-12 Education News Science STEM Technology

Part 5: STEM, STEAM, Makers: 35 Resources For A Makerspace

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Welcome to this fifth post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. Part 5: STEM, STEAM, Makers: 35 Resources For A Makerspace. This is a great place to Make STEM happen!

From Tinkering to Technology—Advice from a Middle School Maker


Hannah’s experience reflects the innovative ways educators across the country are drawing students into the Maker movement. With her first big making project almost complete, Hannah shared with EdSurge her favorite troubleshooting technique, advice for other student makers, and why it’s important to “prove what you know.”. EdSurge: How did you become a maker? Get Inspired by Videos About Student Makers. What advice do you have for other student makers?

Maker Programs Strive to Reach All Students

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Through training and outreach, maker programs aim for greater diversity among future innovators. The maker movement is everywhere it seems. It’s a particularly good way to teach creative problem-solving in the STEM subjects—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

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

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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. ISTE News STEM

Marvel's Black Panther Makes STEAM Relevant to Under Represented Youth; Plus, VR's Century-Old Roots


STEAM not only fosters do-it-yourself or DIY practices involving computers, electronics, and fabrication, but also a trans-disciplinary approach to artistic, cultural and academic production in digital media, and mutual concerns of the arts with STEM disciplines. By adding an “A” for Art to STEM, schools can engage a more diverse population of students who use the arts for creative expression, communication, and innovation. I've never been much of a comic book reader.

Beijing Science Teachers' NJ Visit to RYNJ, Fair Lawn, and Ridgewood

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Utilizing the approach of learning through doing, the teachers were simultaneously learning about one of the most innovative concepts in science education today, the Maker Movement. They then discussed the real world application of this Maker Movement activity to a classroom. There they got to see science courses, a dynamic math course that incorporates STEM subjects together, and a Chinese language class. Beijing best practices China collaboration STEM visit

10 Terrific Apps and Websites for Making and DIY

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Enter the "Maker" movement. STEM- and STEAM-focused makers should check out Science Buddies , especially for science fair ideas, and use MoMA Art Lab to get the creative juices flowing. Even with so much technology at our fingertips, the instinct to build stuff with our hands hasn't disappeared. Instead, it's taken on a new form. Blending old-school physical building with modern digital creation, making and DIY have made a splash in the 21st-century classroom.

How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery


We’re seeing that making really helps kids with that STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) piece of things if that’s something they’re excited about,” Vanderwerff said.

Educator as Lead Learner: Learning LittleBits

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To learn and model this process, I recommend that educators pick something new to learn and practice doing the following: I am teaching at a maker education camp this summer and want to integrate LittleBits into my curriculum.