The Maker Movement In Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

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.

Leading the Maker Movement

A Principal's Reflections

This phenomenon trickled into schools as the Maker Movement became more popular and natural connections to learning became quite evident. To begin to understand the educational value of making we must look at the roots of this movement. As manufacturing tools continue to become better, cheaper and more accessible, the Maker Movement is gaining momentum at an unprecedented rate. For a maker culture to succeed and thrive in a school, leadership matters.

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Teaching makers: unraveling the maker movement

Neo LMS

I think that hands-on experimentation, design, invention and creating is one of the most stimulating things you can engage students in, and I lap up anything I can on the thriving maker movement. So, it is with mild bemusement – I’m sure – that many teachers observe the breathless passion with which so many millennials talk about the Maker Movement. So let’s unpack three of the pedagogically relevant concepts that drive the Maker Movement.

The Maker Movement and the Classroom

Edudemic

The Maker Movement is a new trend based on old school traditions in which the philosophy of doing, building, and creating prevails over just simply buying. The post The Maker Movement and the Classroom appeared first on Edudemic. Articles Featured 21st Century Learners 3D printing creativity DIY featured technology

Is the maker movement putting librarians at risk?

eSchool News

Librarians in the Shawnee Mission School District are making way for “ the maker movement ,” and some worry where that story is going. That’s the language of the maker movement, which seeks to convert once-quiet school spaces — usually in the libraries — into hands-on laboratories of creation and computer-assisted innovation. The movement, taking place nationwide, is more about robotics than reading.

5 Maker Movement Tools That are Not 3D Printers

Edudemic

In my previous article on this subject, I wrote about the Maker Movement and its importance to the educational realm. The Maker Movement is also nicknamed the Do-It-Yourself (D.I.Y.) Movement, because it empowers individuals to design, manufacture, and create their own objects, ultimately improving creativity in many fields. The post 5 Maker Movement Tools That are Not 3D Printers appeared first on Edudemic.

5 Ways to Participate in the Mars Rover Landing on Thursday, February 18

The CoolCatTeacher

His Job: Planetary Protection for the Perseverance Mars rover and Mars Sample Return (Mars sample return “break the chain technology). From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

How the maker movement inspires every student to love learning

eSchool News

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. As the maker movement grows, I continue to call on all Americans to help unlock the potential of our Nation and ensure these opportunities reach all our young people, regardless of who they are or where they come from.”.

Dremel 3D printer fuels Maker Movement

eSchool News

Dremel, a manufacturer of tools for life and learning, announced a 3D printer designed to support teachers and demystify 3D printing technology in the classroom. Because classroom technology continues to evolve, we wanted to provide students with a tool that truly captures their limitless potential,” said George Velez, Manager, Dremel 3D Education.

The Epic E-Book of WebTools

The CoolCatTeacher

Holzweiss is a high school educational technology enrichment specialist on Long Island, New York. She is also the winner of the 2015 NYSCATE Lee Bryant Outstanding Teacher Award and 2015 Long Island Technology Summit Fred Podolski Leadership and Innovation Award.

The Maker Movement: Learning Through Making

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The post The Maker Movement: Learning Through Making appeared first on OnCUE. Learn Education TechnologyBy CUE Member and Guest Blogger Joe Wood Over the winter break, my youngest brother and I finally were able to make our Sonoma County brew tour. With him living in Washington DC and being an aspiring home brewer, this was a trip we’d tried to make on his previous visits, but it never seemed to […].

Teaching Python: How Children Can Learn Python Programming

The CoolCatTeacher

Kelly has a Masters in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology. She got started with integrating technology in the classroom in 2003 and dabbled with app design in File Maker and HTML. Computer Science Teachers Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Maker Movement STEM Teachers

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.

Increasing Engagement, Creativity, and Innovation with Minds-On/Hands-On Activities

User Generated Education

Learner-Initiated and Directed – When presented as self-directed learning, educators, as mentioned above, give learners an open ended task, like develop a new type of transportation for use on another planet or design an assistive technology for someone with a disability.

What Libraries Offer the Maker Movement

Educator Innovator

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.”

What Will It Take to Push the K-12 Maker Movement to Be More Inclusive?

Edsurge

But despite the work of on-the-ground educators like Day and Taylor, the maker movement in K-12 schools is far from perfect. What does it really take, for example, to diversify the communities of maker educators and mentors out there? And how does one respond to educators or critics who say that maker education is “just a fad”? EdSurge: Knikole and Cicely, both of you endeavor to bring the maker movement into your practices. Everyone's a maker.

4 Ready to Go tips for Project Based Learning and Maker Spaces

The CoolCatTeacher

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? He is also an author, maker space builder, international keynote speaker, and consultant.

Using Games to Help Reluctant Readers and Writers (and More)

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Lee Graham – Bio As Submitted Dr. Lee Graham teaches courses in educational technology and pre-service teaching at the State University of New York, College at Oneonta. Blended Learning and E-Learning 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) Teachers Thought Leader Thursday Web Tools Writing

Webinar: Teaching with Augmented Reality with #ARVRinEDU Classroom Enthusiasts

The CoolCatTeacher

I’m excited to be interviewing some leading Augmented Reality experts who are doing far more than this in their classroom to talk about changing pedagogies and practices surrounding this fantastic technology. 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

How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Subscribe to the Show Special ISTE19 Episodes From Monday, June 17 to Thursday, June 27, the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast will be airing some episodes full of education technology learning from popular ISTE speakers. Classroom Design Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Teachers

7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

Subscribe to the Show Stacey Roshan – Bio as Submitted Stacey Roshan @ buddyxo is the Director of Innovation & Educational Technology at Bullis School and author of Tech with Heart: Leveraging Technology to Empower Student Voice, Ease Anxiety, & Create Compassionate Classrooms.

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How to Set Goals for Your Library This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether you want to follow education technology, special education, math, or just teaching best practices , SmartBrief has an email newsletter for you. Amanda strives to be an innovative educator in a 1:1 iPad school, embracing the wide array of technology available in the media center. Amanda Johnson on Episode 493 While we have to finish well, those of us who are returning to another year as an educator have to look forward to plan.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. 5 Ideas for Writing with Technology. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Jacqui Murray @askatechteacher about writing with technology. But, Jacqui, how do we teach writing with technology? Jacqui: I think what happens to a lot of teachers is that they confuse the idea of teaching writing — when they are talking about technology — with teaching handwriting or keyboarding.

iPads in Kindergarten

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’s 2019 Teacher’s Guide to Technology. It is a great teacher PD tool which includes videos and resources to help you learn new techniques and technologies for your classroom. She frequently writes about her educational journey at www.mrswideen.com , and enjoys inspiring educators to use technology in innovative ways by speaking at conferences.

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Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeff: Ah, yeah… So I’m using Minecraft Education Edition in my technology classroom with my students. One thing that I wanted to do with Minecraft Education Edition was bring something to the students that 1) they probably had never done before, and 2) give them opportunities for things that they wouldn’t be able to experience if it wasn’t for being in a technology class. It’s all about technology. I am the Technology Coordinator for Brinnon School District in Brinnon, WA.

Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom. Art and Music Teachers Chromebooks Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation iPads Maker Movement Parents Students Teachers ToolsEpisode 392 with Amy Burns on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Virtual Valentines and 2 Other Cool, Easy Collaborative Ideas for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Virtual Valentines Awesome Squiggles Project San Diego Zoo Teacher Field Trip Dyane Smokorowski Instructional Technology Coach Dyane Smokorowski is the 2013 Kansas Teacher of the Year and is currently serving as an Instructional Technology Coach in the Andover Public schools. She wants her students to develop a love for culture, communication and technology, but also to understand how to use that love and passion to advance their own future, as well as that of the global community.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

Steve Jobs said in his final Apple keynote introducing the iPad 2, “It’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the result that makes our heart sing.”. 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.

How to Create in AR and VR

The CoolCatTeacher

AR VR and MR for All Classrooms Jaime Donally’s’s Bio as Submitted Jaime Donally is a passionate technology enthusiast. She began her career as a math teacher and later moved into Instructional Technology. She provides staff development and training on immersive technology as an edtech consultant. Her latest adventures include the launch of Global Maker Day and the #ARVRinEDU community.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching in augmented reality (AR) for the past several years has been a bit of a challenge, in my opinion, as is often the case with new technologies. For example, I had to assess “over the shoulder” by looking at what students were doing. Now, using 3DBear , I’m able to offer students a classroom where they can create and share. Also, I’m able to easily assess and share their work in AR.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah, today, we’re going to talk about how to use technology to make science more exciting and more effective. So, Leah, what’s your first idea for using technology to engage kids in science? So one of the things I try to do is give the students the technology that takes their ideas and enhances them for them, just in their everyday conversation. Is technology a distraction? Can we have a fifth idea for technology and science?

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

The CoolCatTeacher

Augmented Reality Blended Learning and E-Learning Classroom Management Computer Science Teachers Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Free Resources Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Librarians Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Technology Tools Web ToolsFrom the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms.

7 Things to Know About Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Use the playground versus playpen metaphor when we’re encountering technologies for early childhood. The playpen types of technologies are safe — that’s what a playpen is good for, it’s a safe environment. Vicki: And Marina, from what I’ve read about young children and technology, the tactile piece is so important because so many adults don’t seem to understand the virtual world in an iPad or in an iPhone or whatever.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

In my Computer Science course, my students have been studying the convergence of technology.

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Scratch and Makey Makey Across the Curriculum

User Generated Education

but as with all use of educational technologies, I believe that it should be used intentionally to assist learners in developing and expanding their content knowledge and life skills. Learner-Centric – More of Them; Less of Us: At its heart, maker education and physical computing is about centering around the learner. Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to identify and solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.