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Designing a School Makerspace

Designing a School Makerspace | Maker Space | Scoop.it
Jennifer Cooper, designer, maker and gardening teacher, presents a practical approach to defining and designing the right makerspace for your school.
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The activities in a maker space can be tremendously varied, from sewing to bicycle  repair and robotics.   Students learn valuable fabrication skills for a wide range of occupations including farming, construction, communication engineering....

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Tinker, Make & Learn - Canvas Network | Free online courses | MOOCs

Tinker, Make & Learn - Canvas Network | Free online courses | MOOCs | Maker Space | Scoop.it
The Canvas Network offers free online courses and classes from the world's leading universities. Find a MOOC and enroll now to get started on your new journey!
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A teacher interested in establishing a Maker Space will complete the workshop  and work with students after school.  

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Raspberry Pi

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Extensive resources on the capabilities of these very cheap, pocket sized computers.   many of the students at SUN"Y POLY spend an inordinate amount of time exploring with these devices.  

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How (And Why) To Get Started With 3D Printing In The Classroom - Edudemic

How (And Why) To Get Started With 3D Printing In The Classroom - Edudemic | Maker Space | Scoop.it
This past week, I introduced 3D printing into my classroom. Next week, we will receive 3D pens from Dim3printing, an Austin-based 3D printing distributor. This technology has brought about an excitement for learning I have never experienced in my classroom before. Revolutionize Learning 3D printing will revolutionize learning because it lends itself to low-risk, low-cost …
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Welcome to the FIRST Tech Challenge | USFIRST.org

Welcome to the FIRST Tech Challenge | USFIRST.org | Maker Space | Scoop.it
The FIRST Tech Challenge is a robotics competition that allows students to compete head to head using a sports model.
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This program is newer to the area but strongly supported by a SUNY POLY professor.  

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Webinar archive: Top Ten Classroom Tools from the Maker Movement | Invent To Learn

Webinar archive: Top Ten Classroom Tools from the Maker Movement | Invent To Learn | Maker Space | Scoop.it
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Maker Education: A "Good" 2013-14 Educational Trend

Maker Education:  A "Good" 2013-14 Educational Trend | Maker Space | Scoop.it
In the midst of the implementation of common core state standards and no relief in sight from all the standardized testing, there's been a breadth of fresh air in the form of maker education enteri...
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A world of different activities ranging from robotics, digitaL games, 3-D printers, coding  to....  Suggestions for resdources includ Rapsberry Pi, Ardunia

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NRDC : NRDC in the News

NRDC : NRDC in the News | Maker Space | Scoop.it
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Making literacy and numeracy classes relevant to students' chosen careers produces dramatic improvements in basic skills, new research suggests.

The research team tracked 2,000 students on courses at level 2 (GCSE-equivalent) and below to investigate whether literacy and numeracy improved more quickly if they were taught in a more co-ordinated way alongside vocational subjects.

This involved encouraging key skills lecturers to look at the jobs in which their students' literacy and numeracy skills will be used.

The results were "startling", according to the National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy. Helen Casey, director of the NRDC project, said: "Our study shows that, if the vocational relevance of literacy and numeracy is made clear to learners, their attitudes can be transformed."

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LEGO® Education Evolves STEM Learning with the Next Generation LEGO MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Platform | Business Wire

LEGO® Education Evolves STEM Learning with the Next Generation LEGO MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Platform | Business Wire | Maker Space | Scoop.it
LEGO Education announces the LEGO MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 platform, the next generation of robotics for the classroom, continuing 15 years of MI
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Siemens STEM Academy Search - robotics LEGO Mindstorms NXT RCX EV3 VEX electronics ROBOTC programming Arduino

Siemens STEM Academy Search - robotics LEGO Mindstorms NXT RCX EV3 VEX electronics ROBOTC programming Arduino | Maker Space | Scoop.it
The nation's first online community designed exclusively to foster achievement in science, technology, engineering and math through the collaboration of STEM educators and the sharing of best practices.
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Appendix%20M%20Connections%20to%20the%20CCSS%20for%20Literacy_061213.pdf

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Next gen science enters new dimension

Next gen science enters new dimension | Maker Space | Scoop.it
A new approach to assessing students’ three-dimensional learning should soon give teachers a clearer picture of the reasoning their students are using to grasp key science concepts. This more intensiv
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Maker / common core curriculum - Google Docs

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A Maker or STEM+A Space is  where  students apply Common Core  classroom learning  and  collaborative problem solving in areas of particular interest.  

 

HP students will be supported in entering their work in competitions and showcases including Utica Science Fair, SUNY POLY sponsored robotics competitions and....

 

The new science and social studies standards place emphasis upon this  type of student centered, problem solving. 

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My favorites list for classroom making and makerspaces at ISTE 2014

My favorites list for classroom making and makerspaces at ISTE 2014 | Maker Space | Scoop.it
Invent To Learn@ISTE 2014 workshop – robots, programming, electronic papercraft and sewing, 3D printing, and much more (plus lunch), lead by Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager. Don't miss out, registration is limited (not an ...
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FIRST Lego League at SUNYIT

FIRST Lego League at SUNYIT | Maker Space | Scoop.it
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As Teacher Center Director I was curious to see the local competition at SUNY POLY which was held in a very large athletic facility on the gym floor..


  I was amazed by the level of student engagement and by the "uniform of the day" which included not only T-Shirts but plastic hard hats.  Middle School girls were competing as fiercely as boys

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ftc - YouTube

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Share your videos with friends, family, and the world
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I learn best from short videos about programs.  This short video about the First Tech challenge provides visual information on size and scope of projects.   

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Expert Advice: Make More Time for Play | Edutopia

Expert Advice: Make More Time for Play | Edutopia | Maker Space | Scoop.it
The MENTOR Makerspace model is being developed by the producers of Make Magazine and Maker Faire events, along with Otherlab, a developer of hardware and software design tools. ...
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Governor Cuomo Launches Scholarship Program to Encourage Top High School Students to Pursue STEM Careers in New York

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LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Science Activity Pack Takes Robots from Fiction to Fact

LEGO® MINDSTORMS®        Education EV3 Science Activity Pack Takes Robots from Fiction to Fact | Maker Space | Scoop.it
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LEGO® Education announced today at the National Science Teachers Association national conference the LEGO MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Science Activity Pack. Developed together with Fraunhofer, a global application-oriented research organization, in close collaboration with science teachers, the activity pack is a fresh take on teaching energy, thermal physics, mechanics, and light through the engagement of building and programming robots. Digitally delivered and carefully
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 BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LEGO® Education announced today at the National Science Teachers Association national conference the LEGO MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Science Activity Pack. Developed together with Fraunhofer, a global application-oriented research organization, in close collaboration with science teachers, the activity pack is a fresh take on teaching energy, thermal physics, mechanics, and light through the engagement of building and programming robots. Digitally delivered and carefully

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LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Science Activity Pack Takes Robots from Fiction to Fact

LEGO® MINDSTORMS®        Education EV3 Science Activity Pack Takes Robots from Fiction to Fact | Maker Space | Scoop.it
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--LEGO® Education announced today at the National Science Teachers Association national conference the LEGO MINDSTORMS® Education EV3 Science Activity Pack. Developed together with Fraunhofer, a global application-oriented research organization, in close collaboration with science teachers, the activity pack is a fresh take on teaching energy, thermal physics, mechanics, and light through the engagement of building and programming robots. Digitally delivered and carefully
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Teaching NGSS Engineering Design Through Media | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media

Teaching NGSS Engineering Design Through Media | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media | Maker Space | Scoop.it
PBS Learning Media Home Page
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The design process for a building be characterized by the LETTERS SAFE:

Safe, aesthetically pleasing, functioning g well and economical.  Usually first idea for a building is not the best.  It requires research, brainstorming....

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