The ‘Maker’ Movement: Understanding What the Research Says

Marketplace K-12

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.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

Or, exploring areas of social studies with the arts is a very, very easy way. In this case, we asked teachers to specifically choose math or science because we wanted to do a STEM-to-STEAM arts integration. They were studying magnets in science.

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Are you studying Mars? Jeff Gearhart on episode 162 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Why not let students go live there?

7 Things to Know About Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Try to integrate into math, into science, into social studies, into language. Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Maker Movement Project Based Learning STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

One girl brought in books and she said “I know so-and-so is studying this type of animal, so I picked up this book for them.”. 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.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

During that time, I participated in the Study Tour of the Former Soviet Union and lived in the Russian House. Santha Walters on episode 282 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

The CoolCatTeacher

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. A student is allowed to select a project in a course of study that is of personal interest.

Different Schools for a Different World

The CoolCatTeacher

So Lauren Resnick, who did this wonderful study for the federal government, said that our schools were never designed to prepare large numbers of critical thinkers and problem solvers — which is exactly what we need now. I think we’re starting to make some movements in this direction.

Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

The CoolCatTeacher

2016) found in their study of high school students who were involved in gamification that flow and engagement had a positive association with learning. Challenging games help students learn: An empirical study on engagement, flow and immersion in game-based learning.

Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Two out of every three high school seniors graduate with an Advanced Studies Diploma, 30 percent higher than the state average for all school divisions. Pam Moran on episode 241 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Inventionland: A Transformational Design Course

The CoolCatTeacher

He was going back into the classrooms during his study hall, during his lunch, constantly trying to improve that prototype. Mandi Figlioli on episode 163 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Gingerbread STEM Community Challenge.

Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

So let’s say we’re studying Andrew Jackson, just to throw an example out there. Tom’s education experience includes Special Education, Social Studies, and educational technology coaching in New York, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.

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

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

Edsurge

Take an online maker class - free to teachers and students. He studied educational psychology (and played Ultimate Frisbee) at Dartmouth and international education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. 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.”

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

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. All Grades Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation Maker Movement Math Teachers Monday Motivation Science Teachers STEM Teachers

Maker Culture Has a ‘Deeply Unsettling’ Gender Problem

Edsurge

The goal wasn’t to count the number of 3D printers or robotics clubs, but rather to take a more “ethnographic” view of the phenomena, says Youngmoo Kim, the director of Drexel’s ExCITe Center and an author of the study. As a whole, STEM fields experience significant gender imbalances and makerspaces are no exception—despite being a relatively recent adoption for many schools. Education Technology Maker Movement Community

What Motivates Maker Educators?

Edsurge

Who are the people spearheading maker education? These are just a few of the questions behind a new study (PDF) from SRI International on the. 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.”

Part 2: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Technology

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number two in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back, along with the 40 resources geared toward STEM Science in the last pos t.

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The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

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 ).

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

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

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!

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A Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

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 ).

FETC Future of Educational Technology… Orlando Florida… Please Join Me!

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

First… I hope you enjoyed the over 150 STEM Resources in the last few posts. I also have also provided those over 150 STEM Resources. W021 | Making Makers Mainstream … Connecting Curriculum Standards and the 4C’s. science, social studies, and the fine and applied arts.

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8 maker tools to inspire next-gen innovation and design

eSchool News

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?

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

Saving Socrates

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. Rabbi Horn, the principal of Judaic Studies for the elementary school had lunch with them to discuss the importance of time management in curricular instruction.

Building a Makerspace Culture to Support Standards and Learning … 10 Ideas and 16 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As you are aware there is an amazing and powerful Maker Space movement going throughout the education landscape. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

Seven Things That Happen When Kids Embrace a Maker Mindset

The Principal of Change

He has spent the last two months interviewing experts throughout the maker movement with the goal of creating a self-paced course for anyone who wants to design a makerspace. Supportive community of fellow teacher-makers? She had a maker mindset. He had a maker mindset.

#EdTechTidBits of the Week (May 18, 2015)

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Google has 88 things to teach you, powerful results from a parent survey on the "digital classroom", a blog post of Jaymes Dec's visit to my school's FabLab, another inspirational TEDx talk, and a call to join the Maker Ed cause! I have five different EdTechTidBits to share with you this week.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Iris Lapinski - CEO, CDI Apps for Good - "Apps for Good - Growing a new generation of problem solvers and makers" Dale Dougherty - Founder, President, and CEO, Maker Media, Inc.; Sueann Galt, STEM Coordinator Does the use of ‘Learning Menus’ increase students’ intrinsic motivation?

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How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery

MindShift

Fourth-graders studying westward expansion built their own version of the Transcontinental Railroad, including engineering a way to get their trains over the mountains.

Launching a New Phase of Research for Agency by Design: Exploring Documentation and Assessment Strategies for the Maker-Centered Classroom

Educator Innovator

Project Zero’s Agency by Design team is developing documentation and assessment tools for maker-centered learning and “maker empowerment”, which they see as the key to ensuring that the maker movement secures a long-term place in education and pedagogy. From 2012 to 2015, the Agency by Design research team explored the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning.

What Would Dewey Do? Quotes…Ideas…Resources for Genuine Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! I plan on providing sessions that integrate PBL with STEM, Makers, Differentiated Instruction, Inquiry, Deeper Learning, and Technology Integration.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Two Great Library Events - GlobalEdCon Deadline - UNC's Amazing World View

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participatory, hyperlinked library services; DIY and maker movements; emerging technology in academic and research libraries; Google Glass—our Library 2.014 conference covered a broad range of topics and these were among the most notable.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Gaming in Ed Now! - #YouMatter Special Offer - Connected Librarian Day

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Learning Revolution Events Gaming in Ed , September 15th - 18th, 2014 Connected Librarian Day , October 7th, 2014 Library 2.014 , October 8th + 9th, 2014 Global Education Conference , November 17th - 21st, 2014 Newsletter Sponsor Click for more information Partner Spotlight GenerationOn is the global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world. Do you have a story to tell about maker spaces?

The History of the Future of Learning Objects and Intelligent Machines

Hack Education

This talk was delivered at MIT for Justin Reich’s Comparative Media Studies class “Learning, Media, and Technology.” The “maker movement.”

Learning Revolution Free PD - It's All About the GEC (GlobalEdCon) - Amazing Keynotes - Announcing the Student Technology Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Wednesday, November 12th at 7pm ISTE Webinar: Maker Movement: Pathway to Innovation for STEM Learners , Give students the power to learn by making. The maker movement fosters a mindset and culture that can create a profound shift in K-12 STEM learning. The Learning Revolution Weekly Update November 12th, 2014 One learns by doing a thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.

“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.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Walden University researcher, Rose Arnell, is looking for survey participants : I am a doctoral student at Walden University and am conducting a study called, Teacher Beliefs on Self-Learning, Collaboration, and Participation in Virtual Communities of Practice.

Grappling with Equity and Gaze: A Conversation with Shirin Vossoughi and Meg Escudé

Educator Innovator

As the maker movement continues to build in numbers, I’ve been particularly interested in the critical research that is scrutinizing the dynamics of interaction and learning within spaces of making. Your study is looking at “gesture, gaze, and language.”