The Maker Movement and the Classroom

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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. Instead of going to the toy store, people are learning how to design and 3D print their own toys. Instead of shopping for furniture, people are going to local […].

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. While exciting, that trend has begat a number of questions and tensions, many of which are just now beginning to be explored by researchers. What Exactly Is the Maker Movement?

Inventionland: A Transformational Design Course

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Awesome Atlanta Education Conference: STLinATL – July 26-27, 2018

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A limited number of transformative vendors sharing some of the latest applications of trends for the future such as 1) Lexplore makes it possible to identify children with reading difficulties early on through artificial intelligence and eye tracking.

‘Maker’ Movement Draws Attention at SXSWedu, and littleBits Shifts Into K-12

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A review of this year’s schedule at the South by Southwest Education conference suggests that an interest, at least to many attendees, in “maker spaces”—places for students to build and create with varying degrees of adult oversight—is rising. Austin, Texas.

Making is a Process

A Principal's Reflections

Maker activities naturally align themselves to Quad D work as outlined by the Rigor Relevance Framework. Assess existing curricula, programs, and offerings within your school community Consider global trends and best practices, which will then help you to develop themes.

Maker Education: Pedagogy, Andragogy, Heutagogy

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Maker education is currently a major trend in education. But just saying that one is doing Maker Education really doesn’t define the teaching practices that an educator is using to facilitate it. Maker education takes on many forms.

Its 2019. So Why Do 21st-Century Skills Still Matter?

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In my own work with educators around the globe, I’ve watched the emergence of 21st century trends such as makerspaces, flipped learning, genius hour, gamification, and more. In hindsight, Kay can identify three phases that have been critical in the 21st century learning movement. The third and current phase of the 21st century learning movement is all about “empowerment,” says Kay.

Maker Culture Has a ‘Deeply Unsettling’ Gender Problem

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Instructors consistently refer to their male students using maker terminology—‘geek,’ ‘builders,’—and then overwhelmingly referred to their female students as ‘girls’ Youngmoo Kim Kim and his fellow researchers analyzed cultural aspects of the makerspace, which included curriculum, attitudes toward competition and how instructors interact with their student makers. Education Technology Maker Movement Community

Futurizing the Stacks: How Makerspaces Can Modernize College Libraries

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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. In a report that analyzed the state of the maker movement in 40 U.S. Assemble a team of three to five decision-makers from different positions on campus to go in on purchasing together and develop plans to increase returns on investment.

?How Should We Measure the Impact of Makerspaces?

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Two years ago I attended an edtech conference focused on the then up-and-coming trend of makerspaces. Fast-forward to a few years from now, and imagine a conference similar to the one I attended, with the same keynote speaker addressing an audience of passionate maker-educators. Education Technology Maker Movement Community

Top Ed-Tech Trends: A Review

Hack Education

Things feel quite uncertain moving forward, despite all the certainty one can supposedly muster from looking back – from looking at the near-term or long-term history and trends. This year’s “Top Ed-Tech Trends” are mostly the same as previous years’, despite marketing efforts to hype certain (largely consumer) products – 3D printing, virtual reality, Pokemon Go, and so on. ” They’re not all “trends,” really.

How to Design Your Own MakerSpaces – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

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.

Learning by Making: Agency by Design and the Rise of Maker-Centered Education

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The maker movement — think of it as “smart DIY,” a high- and low-tech approach to tinkering that turns users into inventors — is spurring excitement about the power of ingenuity in fields as disparate as robotics and design and agriculture. Even the White House has hosted a Maker Faire.)

4 exciting trends that will define the 2018 education industry

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Let’s examine four key trends that are expected to shape the education industry this coming year: 1. Maker spaces will gain popularity in K-12 schools in the U.S. schools will give way to an increased focus on STEM and coding in schools, reinvigorating the “maker movement.”

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

5 Ideas for Friday: Ideas for Teachers In and Out of School to Try Today

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See How the Maker Movement is Moving into Classrooms.). Free Resources News & Trends TeachingA sample Cool Cat Teacher newsletter From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Happy 5 idea Friday!

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5 Ideas for Friday: Ideas for Teachers In and Out of School to Try Today

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See How the Maker Movement is Moving into Classrooms.). Free Resources News & Trends TeachingA sample Cool Cat Teacher newsletter From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Happy 5 idea Friday!

Documenting Learning

User Generated Education

I am excited about the current trend towards maker education but I believe it needs to embrace a full cycle of learning including engaging in reflection. Reflection within the maker movement and maker education can occur through a process of documenting learning.

Top 4 microtrends in e-learning

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My research revealed a couple more exciting trends and emergent ideas in e-learning, so I promised another four for this week. Let’s call them micro-trends as they are smaller in scale, but nonetheless likely to have an impact on how and what we learn. And so it is with ed-tech trends.

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30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom

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Maker Movement. Featured Technology Trends #edtech disruption innovation learning innovation30 Examples Of Disruptions In The Classroom. by Terry Heick.

Curious about classroom Makerspaces? Here’s how to get started.

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Makerspace is a rapidly growing trend in schools across the country, but to be honest, I’ve never implemented one myself, and I can’t quite picture the logistics of orchestrating a Makerspace. What exactly is a Maker and what happens in the “space”?

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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But that hasn’t stopped us from asking a number of experts in education and technology to gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on one major EdTech trend we can expect to see lighting up learning and one major challenge that education will face in 2016. Technology and the classroom – major trends and challenges. Trend. Some hot topics will be virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D printing, coding and the maker movement. Trend.

Problem-based learning gets a “make”-over: supercharging projects with maker mindsets and technology

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Several recent trends combine futuristic technology from the maker movement with design thinking – creating experiences that engage and inspire learners in areas that integrate well with curricular expectations. Schools around the world are embracing the idea of authentic hands-on technology-rich projects for students that support all subject areas. Students say these experiences are powerful and engaging. Teachers agree!

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

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This piece is similar, but a bit more focused on the pros and the cons of learning trends, and the ultimate impact they might have on education, and society at large. The Maker Movement could spawn a design and/or entrepreneurial “culture” in education .

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

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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.

What’s Your Resolution? Plus the CUE Shortlist

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Find ways to make them dance (including having them actually dance- movement is good). Making its premier in the Winter edition of OnCUE , The CUE Shortlist looks at five education trends that we love and are on the rise, and five trends that need to be on their way out.

#FETC 2015 Recap

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The maker movement is growing I can''t tell you how many sessions there were on 3D Printing, makerspaces, tinkering, hacking, etc. The vendor hall was filled with products and companies supporting and connected with the maker movement. Do you agree with these trends?

Innovation in Education is Overrated

My Island View

Most people follow trends; they don’t start them. Leaders should be involved in the discussions of problem-based learning, the maker movement, inquiry based learning, and the flipped method, connected collaboration, and design based learning just to mention a few.

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2017: The Stories We’ve Been Told. At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology. I’ve called this “the Top Ed-Tech Trends,” but this has never been an SEO-optimized list of products that the ed-tech industry wants schools or parents or companies to buy (or that it claims schools and parents and companies are buying).

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What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

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In a fast-moving field like education technology, it’s worth taking a moment to take stock of new developments, persistent trends and the challenges to effective tech implementation in real classrooms. TRENDS.

Innovation in Education is Overrated

My Island View

Most people follow trends; they don’t start them. Leaders should be involved in the discussions of problem-based learning, the maker movement, inquiry based learning, and the flipped method, connected collaboration, and design based learning just to mention a few.

Innovation in Education is Overrated

My Island View

Most people follow trends; they don’t start them. Leaders should be involved in the discussions of problem-based learning, the maker movement, inquiry based learning, and the flipped method, connected collaboration, and design based learning just to mention a few.

No Begging Required: Teachers Share 5 Creative Ways to Fund Classroom Technology

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Pearsall notes that this school year teachers are expanding their definitions of technology projects to include more maker centers and coding curriculum. As the maker movement catches on, we're seeing more requests for things like MakerBots, 3Doodler pens, and robotics kits.” She also warns educators to stay away from requesting items simply because they’re trending or popular.

In the marketplace: Online makerspaces and innovative college prep

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Tech-savvy educators know they must stay on top of the myriad changes and trends in education to learn how teaching and learning can best benefit from technology’s near-constant change.

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Maker culture

Learning with 'e's

The recent Higher Education version of the Horizon Report highlights some interesting predicted trends for technology adoption. The Maker movement, user-generated videos, self-published eBooks, personalized domains, and other platforms have all seen steep increases in recent years.

What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting

Educator Innovator

Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting. Maker Faire. Just as many maker projects stay heavily embedded in research and iterations. What makes this conversation even more important, is that lately many of us in the maker movement have been stressing the importance of process over product.

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

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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.

Makerspaces: On Scanning the Road & Gently Easing the Brakes

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At conferences, librarians share with me that their administrators insist they devote significant library real estate to 3D printing and a variety of other maker equipment. They also wanted ways and space to teach each other how to fix things–a popular movement in Europe.