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How Project-Based Learning Builds 21st-Century Skills

How Project-Based Learning Builds 21st-Century Skills | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it
Suzie Boss (@suzieboss on Twitter) is a journalist and author of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age.
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10 Collaborative Projects for Your School — Light Years Beyond Group Work

10 Collaborative Projects for Your School — Light Years Beyond Group Work | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it

The art of collaborating is a fine art, and most of the time we are really just just having students do group work when we think we are having them collaborate.


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The Four Stages Of The Self-Directed Learning Model

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"Self-Directed Learning is not new.

 

Studied in terms of adult education and vocation for years, self-directed learning is increasing in popularity for a variety of reasons, including growing dissatisfaction with public schooling, and the rich formal and informal learning materials available online. This is the “age of information” after all. Self-directed learning is one response."

 

from source: http://www.teachthought.com/


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How These Amazing, Kid-Friendly Languages Are Hooking Tomorrow's Programmers -- THE Journal

How These Amazing, Kid-Friendly Languages Are Hooking Tomorrow's Programmers -- THE Journal | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it

Forty years ago, when large mainframe computers roamed the earth, few experts gave much thought to how these mammoth machines could be used for education, and fewer still about how they could help young learners create, explore, and learn through technology. At the time, highly trained programmers still worked in inaccessible languages that mainly processed numbers. But all that changed with a turtle. In 1967, MIT professor Seymour Papert and colleagues developed Logo, an early language for children. Its main innovation? A small robot--the turtle--that students could easily program to move or rotate. For the first time, young programmers got instant feedback and a physical manifestation of their commands.


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Do You Learn Better Through Making? | Edspace

Do You Learn Better Through Making? | Edspace | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it
For several years now, the practice of making things has really turned into a cultural phenomenon.

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Matthew Hall's curator insight, June 8, 2013 7:38 AM

So how do we bridge maker culture with literacy?

ghbrett's comment, June 11, 2013 5:39 PM
Matthew: FWIW I watched a 9 year old create a capital F with SketchUp and converted it to MakerBot code and printed out his initial. Not much perhaps, but it involved text. Then there was a THATcamp last weekend for higher ed people and one of the campers tried to print an Escher cube with the letters B C and e, but sadly the machine had been moved to the new site and didn't recalibrate well. So I'd say that was another form of "literacy."
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Trends | Invent to Learn

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Now here’s some cool summer reading. Capturing the excitement of the maker movement and sharing the educational case for bringing making, tinkering and engineering to every classroom in America and...

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Philip Vinogradov's curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:46 PM

Purchasing now

Laurie Smith's curator insight, May 17, 2013 3:18 PM

Looks like an interesting read ..

Vicki Butler's curator insight, May 20, 2013 5:59 PM

Looks interesting!

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Toys You Can Make With Cardboard Roundup

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We posted a roundup of crafting with cardboard boxes earlier this week. There is really no end to the creativity that can go into turning a cardboard box into super fun things to play with.

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Coding for Middle Schoolers - THE Journal


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Arduino ATtiny2313 Programming Shield

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Today, I made a small 3x3x3 LED cube with an ATtiny2313 that I had from about 2 weeks ago. Whenever I had to reprogram the LED cube when I thought of ...

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Andrew Angus's curator insight, June 1, 2013 10:49 PM

Do It Yourself programming shield.

Jeannine Huffman's curator insight, June 14, 2013 11:10 AM

...we need one for the Ttiny85

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The Evolving use of Badges in Education

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Rewards as a Way to Motivate Students to Learn Today’s schools commonly use grade-based evaluations where students get rewarded for the knowledge they gain.

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Moushira Issa's curator insight, June 16, 2013 5:04 PM

Get recognition for learning that happens anywhere. Then share it in the places that matter.

Paula Iaeger PhD's comment, June 18, 2013 9:43 AM
This is one application of badges that cross generations and circumstances. When workers are offered recognition for the training they receive, there is a desire to know more. A simple certificate might help but a digital badge for its transportability is much better. In a classroom grades of course have their place but what I like is that the natural curiosity is rewarded when a badge is voluntarily pursued. Badges celebrate extra effort, not mediocrity and a just-get-by mentality.
Kristian Rother's curator insight, June 21, 2013 5:28 AM

Allso see http://badg.us/

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BoB the BiPed

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Did you buy an arduino after seeing all the cool instructables and now you tired of just making LEDs blink? Are you envious of all the cool walking ro...

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...want to make!

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James - Your first Arduino Robot

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So you want to make a robot? Don't know where to start? How about you learn how to make a robot with me and make James! James was made as part of a Ro...

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...think of how you can substitute other found frame materials

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Maker Training Camps

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Today, we offer you a new way of learning: Maker Training Camps. Training Camps are collaborative online courses specifically designed to make it easier to learn a new skill or build a specific project.

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The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains via @ChristyATucker

The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains via @ChristyATucker | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it
A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his product through stories instead of benefits and bullet points, sign-ups went through the roof.

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Advance Students' Interest in STEM Through Robotics Summer Learning

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This summer students have the opportunity to learn how to program robots, design games, animate stories, and earn a chance to win over $10,000 in prizes and scholarships through the Robotics Summer...

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Why Programming Teaches So Much More Than Technical Skills - KQED (blog)

Why Programming Teaches So Much More Than Technical Skills - KQED (blog) | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it

Students like Sam Blazes and Wilfried Hounyo, two winners in the 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge, say they see their passion for computer programming is potentially leading them into a wide range of future professions.

“There’s no specific place you can plan on going because there are so many different things you can do with programming,” Blazes told an audience during a panel discussion at The Atlanticmagazine’s Technologies in Education Forum earlier this month. “You can do pretty much anything with it that you can program.”


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Introducing 3D Printed Pizza

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The engineer Anjan Contractor has just received a grant to build a prototype 3D printer that will print food. Contractor's project will start in two weeks when he'll attempt to 3D print a pizza as part of the six-month project.

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Liquid lights and musical posters: Welcome to the world of electric paint

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A group of students in London has developed an electrically conductive paint, which could change the way the world is wired.

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Gary and Super-Awesome Sylvia Team Up to LA Kids Camp | Invent To Learn

Gary and Super-Awesome Sylvia Team Up to LA Kids Camp | Invent To Learn | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it

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We Don't Like "Projects"

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So I recently quit my job and started my own school with the support of a local media company, the second largest school district in Iowa, and a groundswell of community interest.

Our philosophy boi

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sylvia martinez's curator insight, June 8, 2013 10:12 PM

Great article about PBL in a real school, including asking students what they think "projects" are.

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Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education

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We have a romantic attachment to skills from the past which are no longer relevant on a curriculum for today's children

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The paper theremin

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We all know that a 555 noisemaker is easy to build. But her's something more original, a 555 paper theremin. It's just a piece of paper with a 55...

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..love paper circuits

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Arduino ATtiny2313 Programming Shield

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Today, I made a small 3x3x3 LED cube with an ATtiny2313 that I had from about 2 weeks ago. Whenever I had to reprogram the LED cube when I thought of ...

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...we need one for the Ttiny85

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Andrew Angus's curator insight, June 1, 2013 10:49 PM

Do It Yourself programming shield.

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20130416 Sandbox Summit - Dale Dougherty keynote - Make it happen

Keynote: Make It Happen: Turning ideas into innovations Dale Dougherty President and CEO of Maker Media, Founding Editor and Publisher, MAKE Magazine, Co-cre...
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