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. How do kids know what to do? How can you find out what they're learning? How do you make time for that with all the…
Apple's latest mobile operating system, iOS 9, may not be the huge overhaul that iOS 8 was, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of new features. In fact, there are a ton of subtle changes that you may not notice right away. Here's a rundown of all the coolest new features you need to know about on the new iOS 9 for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch.
A twitter chat is an amazing resource for professional development and gives educators the option to participate in their PJs, from the comfort of their own home! It is essentially a chat room, with everyone sharing and talking and hanging out virtually—discussing learning strategies, classroom management techniques, and technology.
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"Our young people are super lucky to be involved in the Maker movement that is being embraced by schools and communities around the world. It has brought innovation, creativity, tinkering, exploring and so much more into their lives and throughout education.
These spaces for our makers aren't just physical spaces. They can also be found online and through wonderful apps being developed to bring making to our students no matter where they are.
I have a new favorite place for just this! It is called Design Squad Nation from our friends at PBS. It is filled with places for our makers to Play, Build, Watch, Share, and more! I love how children can personalize their experience on this website by exploring all of the different places in a variety of topics such as Outdoors, Sports, Friendly, Art, Food, Animals and Heros."
With the new school year right around the corner, buying much-needed essentials comes at a high cost, but have no fear — we've searched the web and found a plethora of websites and nonprofits that provide a helping hand to students and teachers. Here are 60 national and local organizations that offer free school supplies, lunch programs, online printables, …
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