Future-ready librarians are transforming traditional school libraries into bustling makerspaces where creativity and learning go hand in hand. The maker environment has the potential to teach our students to work collaboratively in ways that our curriculum often does not. Many of our students leave school lacking the abilities to solve problems, work in groups, act as leaders, and deal with failure because these skills aren’t covered in the curriculum. The good news is that these are all skills that can be gained through collaborative making and participatory learning in a makerspace. I find that combining making and research is beneficial to students because making is inquiry driven.
When you start out embedding making in the curriculum, it is essential to share with teachers the relevance of making as problem solving and the importance of process so that they don’t end up with glitter catapult assignments or extra crafty English language arts assignments that turn out more like craft experiments than true project-based learning. Sit down with teachers and look through the curriculum for places where a hands-on project could create learning across disciplines.
Whether you are teaching librarians or teachers, your professional development needs to get all educators to understand that the process and meaning a student gets from making are the most important aspects to making and education. The final product may be faulty, and that’s okay. At my campus, I work on explaining to all of our students that persevering after failure is what leads to innovation. Making stuff is cool, but the real learning happens from the meaning you get from making.
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The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation View more presentations from Beth Kanter Yesterday, I did a free NTEN Webinar called "The Unanticipated Benefits of Content Curation: Reducing Information Overload" based on my feature article in the...
Social media can be a powerful pedagogical tool in the classroom, but the key to its success lies in building a dynamic and sustainable 'online teacher presence'. The 10 strategies below offer insight into effective online tutoring techniques that complement traditional face-to-face educational delivery styles.
28 Student-Centered Instructional Strategies by TeachThought Staff Student-centered teaching is teaching designed for the student. This means that planning often begins with the student in mind as opposed [...]
In this article I’ll present a framework that could help educators to make a shift from designing long, information based online courses to micro-learning, which is a result of content curation techniques and chunking information design strategy.
After reading this post I want to read the book. Creativity is often under utlised or frowned upon, and neglected when people are time poor. This book seems to position valuing creativity as an important part of our working and learning life. I am intrigued...
All OER have a life cycle: creation, publishing, repeated revision and reuse, senescence, death. Much effort and many resources have been expended on the creation and publishing of OER. The actual value of such resources, however, depends largely on the extent to which repeated revision and reuse can be sustained before the inevitable onset of senescence and death. The issue of sustainability is largely one of resources, and is a topic of considerable interest in the field of open education.
"Another cheat sheet on Twitter. I just came across this graphic on lexisclick.com and I found it really worth sharing with my readers here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. You will find below tips and explanations of some of the most popular lexicons used in Twitter. I am pretty sure most of you are already familiar with Twitter jargon but this could help you teach them to your students particulalry that Twitter is being widely embraced as an educational social networking tool of choice for many students and teachers. For more resources on how to use Twitter for educational purposes together with lists of web tools to use with Twitter, I recommend this section dubbed Twitter for Teachers. Enjoy!"
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