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.

Futurizing the Stacks: How Makerspaces Can Modernize College Libraries

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Today’s college students are spending more time than ever in public and campus libraries. The answer, in part, lies in the so-called maker movement, a trend studded by hobbyists, inventors, students and even entrepreneurs who creates products or gadgets for educational or industrial purposes. The grassroots community has garnered much attention in K-12 spaces, but many of today’s college students also exude a mindset that emphasizes practice over theory.

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Seven Things That Happen When Kids Embrace a Maker Mindset

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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.

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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I believe more schools worldwide will find the funds and way to have their students learn with technology. Some hot topics will be virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, coding and the maker movement. We need more focus on providing the room for experimentation and testing of ideas several times without students having to worry it will have high stakes on their grades, admission into college, and future.

The Top 50 Best Books for Teachers – Professional Development

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Based on twelve years of research, she argues that vulnerability is not weakness, but rather our clearest path to courage, engagement, and meaningful connection. Mindsets in the Classroom: Building a Culture of Success and Student Achievement in Schools – Mary Cay Ricci.

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

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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.”