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Making and learning with real artifacts

Making and learning with real artifacts

10/29/2014

Topics: Makerspaces, STEM & STEAM

Making has the potential to open students' minds by giving them tools for putting objects together and taking them apart. In the maker classroom,…

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The why behind 3D printing

The why behind 3D printing

10/17/2014

Topics: Makerspaces

In case you haven't already heard: We're 3D printing ourselves a whole new world. Computer-controlled fabrication is already revolutionizing a broad swath of industries, from health care to food technology.

But will it transform your classroom? That depends, says…

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Does this count as making?

Does this count as making?

08/06/2014

Topics: Makerspaces

What is making? How is it different from other activities? What are maker qualities and values?

These were the big questions tackled at the recent Research Meeting on Making and Learning, a gathering of people involved in researching and implementing maker experiences. The conversation…

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The maker movement: A learning revolution

The maker movement: A learning revolution

02/11/2019

Topics: Makerspaces, Project-based learning

The impulse to create is one of the most basic human drives. As far back as the Stone Age, we were using materials in our environment to fashion tools for solving the problems we encountered. And in the millions of years since then, we have never stopped creating. In fact, the rise of…

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How might we  create the next great innovator?

How might we create the next great innovator?

07/01/2014

Topics: Makerspaces, STEM & STEAM

Empowering students to be critical thinkers, to design, develop and devise solutions to both local and global problems, to be coders, writers…

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Engage girls in STEM by starting early

Engage girls in STEM by starting early

06/30/2014

Topics: Coding & robotics, Makerspaces, Robotics, STEM & STEAM

Schools that want to improve learning outcomes for girls in science, technology, engineering and math classes may want to stop lecturing and start using active learning models.…

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5 visionary lessons from beyond the world of ed tech

5 visionary lessons from beyond the world of ed tech

06/30/2014

Topics: Makerspaces, Project-based learning, STEM & STEAM

If education is to evolve to meet the needs of a digital world, we can't afford to keep drinking from the same pool of ideas. Technologies and innovations from beyond the realm of academia — 3D printers and video games, mobile devices and the maker movement — have already had a profound…

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Making at the Mobile Learning Playground

Making at the Mobile Learning Playground

06/30/2014

Topics: Makerspaces, Mobile learning

From using Google Glass in the classroom to using Twitter effectively with your students to finding resources for teaching coding, the Mobile Learning Network's Mobile Learning…

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Making connections while making connections

Making connections while making connections

06/28/2014

Topics: Makerspaces

Before starting grad school to better understand learning, I was involved with Montessori for more than 20 years, mostly at the elementary and middle school levels. The things I appreciate most about Montessori are the same reasons I am so…

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Inexpensive making in the classroom

Inexpensive making in the classroom

06/26/2014

Topics: Makerspaces

It seems like everywhere you go, someone is talking about the maker movement, making or people who are makers. You may also be hearing about making in the classroom and, as a teacher, wondering how you might bring making to your school.

The makers are taking over ISTE 2014 with…

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