Flashy spaces and shiny toys in makerspaces are enticing, but it takes time and explicit scaffolding to develop a true Innovator. Building and providing the space for Making to happen is one thing; nurturing a mindset that gives students the mental tools to engage with said spaces is a much larger,
If you haven’t heard of Genius Hour or 20% time in the classroom, the premise is simple: Give your students 20% of their class time (or an hour each wee
Inge Wassmann's insight:
We are excited to embark on this journey this year with some of our classes! We use 'Launch' by John Spencer and A.J. Juliani as one of our resources. Some of our classroom teachers, together with one of our innovation coaches, want to incorporate it in their classroom. Also, a special team consisting of the librarian (media specialist), Fab Lab coordinator, and the innovation coach will work with grades 4 and 5 to implement passion projects.
Apple recently released a set of guidebooks to help educators implement iPads and iOS apps into school curriculum. Apple remains the leader in innovation in education with the best hardware and software for teachers and students. (Find out how the iPad is beating the Chromebook in education.) The new “starter guides” are available through Apple’s […]
Inge Wassmann's insight:
Incredibly helpful! Can't wait to use some of these, even though we have been a 1:1school for the past 5 years.
Don Wettrick is disrupting the traditional educational system. He expects the 60 students in his innovations class at Noblesville High School to fail. If they aren’t willing to fail, they won’t succeed in his class. The year-long course, which Wettrick introduced at NHS in the fall of 2014, gives students the time and freedom to pursue practically anything they want. It’s not a study hall, nor is it a coding class. It’s a class where students learn how to think. They work independently on their . . .
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