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How to Get Kids Interested in Coding & 7 Free Resources That Teach How to Code

How to Get Kids Interested in Coding & 7 Free Resources That Teach How to Code | Kids coding | Scoop.it
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Project-Based Learning: The 8 Elements of a Magnificent Maker Project - FRACTUS LEARNING

Project-Based Learning: The 8 Elements of a Magnificent Maker Project - FRACTUS LEARNING | Kids coding | Scoop.it
In the best-selling STEM Education guide, Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, authors Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S. Stager explore many important concepts that contribute to a nurturing environment for making in the classroom.

An essential element to succeeding with ‘making’ is the ability to seamlessly pair art and science through innovative project-based learning. So what is involved in creating the perfect project to encourage making, creativity and learning? Here are the eight elements Sylvia and Gary feel are most import to achieving success in project-based learning.

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Sir Ken Robinson: Fostering Creativity in Education is Not an Option

Sir Ken Robinson: Fostering Creativity in Education is Not an Option | Kids coding | Scoop.it
http://youtu.be/ywIhJ2goiGE Esteemed education advocate Sir Ken Robinson explains in this short video why creativity is crucial in education, and why it will (RT @MindShiftKQED: Sir Ken Robinson: Fostering creativity in education is not an option.

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Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix?

Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix? | Kids coding | Scoop.it

While experts like Gary Stager, founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge Summer Institute, recommend that computers be used to add “deep and meaningful experiences” to teachers’ lessons, much of what the 91percent of teachers with access to computers are doing may be just the opposite.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 25, 2013 10:56 AM

This is a well thought out articel questioning the way computer 'games' are used in the classroom.

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4 maker myths debunked | eSchool News | eSchool News

4 maker myths debunked | eSchool News | eSchool News | Kids coding | Scoop.it
These four myths dispel some misconceptions around making and maker spaces.

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