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100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

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100 Ways To Use Google Drive In The Classroom

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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, February 28, 2014 12:56 PM

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Looking for a way to use cloud technology in your classroom? Give google drive a try today!

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Everything you need to know about makerspaces - Joachim Cohen - ABC Splash 

Everything you need to know about makerspaces - Joachim Cohen - ABC Splash  | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
There's been a lot of buzz in the media about building a nation of innovators. But how can we at home and at school provide the inspiration to nurture young visionaries? Why not create a makerspace!


While running Teacher Professional Learning for Intel in 2015, I travelled to makerspaces across Australia and found hotbeds for an innovative future.

I put together this guide to give you quick and dirty tips to help you create your own makerspace and a culture of innovation.

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Ways to Use Lego in the Classroom

Ways to Use Lego in the Classroom | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
When I'm not busy working on our teaching websites, I can usually be found playing Lego with our children! It's an incredibly creative toy, but it can also be used to support work in a number of different curriculum areas. Here is our HUGE list of ways to use Lego in the classroom. Many of these ideas have been contributed by our wonderful Facebook community. If you have any other suggestions, please add a comment at the bottom of the page.

Don't forget that many of these activities could use Duplo too!

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Robotics Across the Curriculum For Your Youngest Learners - @KrissyVenosdale

Robotics Across the Curriculum For Your Youngest Learners - @KrissyVenosdale | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Why is robotics awesome?  Because it can fit ANYWHERE in the curriculum.  It’s problem solving, critical thinking, cooperative learning, collaboration, play, exploration, creativity, and grit… all in one.    It’s often thought of as an afterschool program or an enrichment.  But robotics should be part of the everyday classroom.  Why? Because it has so much to offer.

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Some great insight's into ICT Capabilities - across many Learning Areas, including Digital Technologies. Win-win! 
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Making In Schools Series - Teaching Channel #makered

Making In Schools Series - Teaching Channel #makered | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

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Build with Chrome #makered #LEGO

Build with Chrome #makered #LEGO | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Now you can build with LEGO® bricks using Google Maps as your baseplate. Imagine. Explore. Build online in Chrome.

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Framing and Frontloading Maker Activities :: Jackie Gerstein

Framing and Frontloading Maker Activities :: Jackie Gerstein | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
As I’ve mentioned in some other posts, I come from a background in Experiential Education (yes, it is a specific professional discipline). I’ve also discussed reflecting on the learning activities to increase the chances of extracting learning as well as transferable skills and knowledge from the activities. This is an integral part of experiential education – see my previous posts, Where is reflection in the learning process? and The Maker as a Reflective Practitioner.

Another concept common to Experiential Education, that also increases the chances that transferable skills and knowledge result, is framing or frontloading the activities as part of introducing them.

Frontloading is making clear the purpose of an activity prior to actually doing it.  The idea is that if participants clearly understand the purpose or lesson upfront, that lesson will repeatedly show itself during the action component. (http://chiji.com/processing.htm)

The practitioner tells or guides participants before the experience on how what they want them to focus on in the activity. It is about guided attention before the activity. (http://www.aee.org/tapg-best-p-matching-facilitation-strategy)

What are the benefits of frontloading?

It helps participants use the upcoming activity to build on prior knowledge and experience
It helps participants set purpose and intention for the activity
It distributes expertise to the participants before the activity begins, as opposed to the facilitator or instructor being the only expert (http://experience.jumpfoundation.org/what-is-frontloading/)


Some of the general themes and ideas for frontloading making activities include:"


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Teaching the Design Process in Makerspaces | Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina

Teaching the Design Process in Makerspaces | Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Stewart Middle Magnet is a STEM magnet school, and part of our curriculum comes from Project Lead the Way, including classes in engineering, robotics and aerospace.  The Design Process is an important part of that curriculum.  It also ties in beautifully with what we do in our makerspace.  So it made sense for me to partner up with one of our Project Lead the Way classes to teach our students about the basics of the design process.  While this was a lesson with a specific class, it could easily work with small groups, after-school clubs, or any group that you bring into your makerspace.

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The Maker's Guide to Boards | Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

The Maker's Guide to Boards | Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Pick the right board for your project! We help you compare features and prices for 40 popular boards, both microcontrollers and single board computers.
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Makey Makey | Lesson Plans

Makey Makey | Lesson Plans | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Includes:

 

     * ELA Candid Camera Lesson Plan

     * Distance Rate and Time for Math/Science/Physics

     * Game Controller Challenge

     * Interactive Room Challenge

     * Interactive Word Problem Posters

     * ELA Logic Puzzles Lesson Plan

     * Musical Water Lesson Plan

     * Simple Circuits Challenge

     * Math/Science Classify and Sort Lesson Plan

     * Spanish (Dual Language) Lesson Plan


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Ciara Teel's curator insight, August 5, 2015 6:09 PM

Love learning how to use my Makey Makey.I already have a plan for our meet n greet. Watch for a video Friday evening. 

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Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms?

Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms? | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
“The context of making is playful,” Dougherty said. “At the high school level that’s when it stops being fun.” It’s that playful spirit that gets kids engaged, not a set curriculum or even access to technology. Kids have to feel invested and passionate about something to care about it for the long term. “If we are really about STEM, how do we make it fun, how do we make it engaging, how do we keep it playful?” Dougherty asked.

Parents are even starting to recognize the motivating power that this movement has on kids. “I think kids are going to be the drivers of change in this,” Dougherty said. “They’re going to be the ones asking for this, and asking if their parents can support them in this.” Dougherty knows many young people ready to go to high school who don’t see their passions being supported there. A lot of high schools got rid of classes like shop and metal work that were the “maker spaces” of a previous era. Parents didn’t see a use for those skills and they were gradually phased out.

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Shannon Mersand: 12 Questions (and Answers) about Makerspaces!

Shannon Mersand: 12 Questions (and Answers) about Makerspaces! | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
What is needed to start a Makerspace in a classroom or school?

Passion - You need to have passion and a belief in the educational value of maker-style projects.

Space - This can be a whole room or only part of a room.

Supplies - Start small with simple craft materials. Often sending a message out to colleagues and the community asking for donations of materials works well.

Storage - Create a place to store materials when they are not in use and student projects as they are being worked on.

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Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, March 15, 3:40 AM

Shannon Mersand's online class Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces will help you transform your instruction.

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Shannon Mersand's online class Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces will help you transform your instruction.

Sara Jane Clement's curator insight, March 20, 2:24 PM

Shannon Mersand's online class Teaching for Creativity and Innovation: The Maker Culture and Makerspaces will help you transform your instruction.

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The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy -

The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy - | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The Padagogy Wheel is designed to help educators think – systematically, coherently, and with a view to long term, big-picture outcomes – about how they use mobile apps in their teaching. The Padagogy Wheel is all about mindsets; it’s a way of thinking about digital-age education that meshes together concerns about mobile app features, learning transformation, motivation, cognitive development and long-term learning objectives.

The Padagogy Wheel, though, is not rocket science. It is an everyday device that can be readily used by everyday teachers; it can be applied to everything from curriculum planning and development, to writing learning objectives and designing centered activities. The idea is for the users to respond to the challenges that the Wheel presents for their teaching practices, and to ask themselves the tough questions about their choices and methods.

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The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy - | @scoopit via @joevans http://sco.lt/...

Martin Debattista's curator insight, February 19, 2:01 AM

Same like cars. Not about wheels, engines and fuel but all about the freedom of moving around.

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, February 21, 7:58 PM

I am sure the teachers will find this interesting and useful. 

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Kiddle - visual search engine for kids

Kiddle - visual search engine for kids | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Kiddle - visual search engine for kids, powered by editors and Google safe search.

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Integrating Technology and Literacy

Integrating Technology and Literacy | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A middle school language arts educator shares his favorite digital tools for text and video annotations, teacher feedback, and formative assessment.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 29, 1:10 AM

Some useful tips.

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Fantastic Chart On 21st Century Education Vs Traditional Education

Fantastic Chart On 21st Century Education Vs Traditional Education | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

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Deb Haasch's curator insight, April 3, 8:15 PM

This brief article shares a chart created by Dr Jackie Gerstein, which outlines some of the major differences between what education used to be and how it is now.  These differences are conspicuously noticed in 4 key areas : teacher and student roles, curriculum, assessment, and pedagogy.

Maggie Rouman's curator insight, April 10, 1:49 PM

Great chart that provides a concise comparison of traditional vs. current and future leaning trends.  

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 1, 7:44 AM
This helps define 21st Century vs. Traditional learning environments.
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8 ways you can empower girls to learn coding

8 ways you can empower girls to learn coding | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"Here are some initial steps you can take to meaningfully advocate for getting girls into computer science in your own community."


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, March 31, 2:47 AM
Empowering steps to helping girls learn to code
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Empowering steps to helping girls learn to code
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How to Design Your Own MakerSpaces - Daily Genius

How to Design Your Own MakerSpaces - Daily Genius | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
What are MakerSpaces? Makers build, fix, and create. They are students, teachers, tinkerers, cooks, technology buffs, architects, crafters, performers, hobbyists, builders, artists, engineers, scientists, and writers. They use the MakerSpace to solve real life problems with access to tools and materials. A MakerSpace is not confined to a school setting but can also be a community space like a public library where community members off all ages, means, and abilities can design, prototype, and create original works. On March 18th and 19th, we celebrated New Jersey Makers Day, and I had the opportunity to visit a number of different Maker events in various communities. These are some themes and big ideas that I noticed in my travels. Perhaps these big ideas will inspire you to create your own MakerSpace makeover in your own classroom, school, or local community.

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Thats brilliant
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Connecting Makerspaces to Authentic Learning | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray

Connecting Makerspaces to Authentic Learning | Rethinking Learning - Barbara Bray | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
I love the idea of making, inventing and tinkering. Just watch kids who are immersed in the activities and you can see the engagement. But is the learning authentic and relevant?

I presented three sessions at the Free Maker Movement event at One Work Place on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 with some amazing educators who presented hands-on activities. The event will took place at our Oakland Center for Active Learning .

I decided I needed to spend some time researching where the Maker Movement was happening and find examples of authentic learning. This gave me the opportunity to talk to several of my friends and share how they have transformed learning spaces to Makerspaces. Everyone I talked to made a point that it is about creativity not consumption. Yet when I went to different Maker events, I saw activities that an adult set up, purchased a kit or provided directions for activities. They were all fun, but I was having trouble seeing the connections to real learning or any ownership from kids.

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Some of The Best Tools and Apps for Engaging Students in Creative Drawing Projects ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Some of The Best Tools and Apps for Engaging Students in Creative Drawing Projects ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Over the past couple of years we have reviewed a number of very good web tools and mobile apps you can use with your kids and students to get them engaged in creative drawing projects. We spent sometime today going through our archive and curated for you the list below.  Whether you use iPad, Android, Chromebooks or simply the web, you will definitely find something that works for you from this chart. Also, some of these applications, especially the web-based ones, do support 3D drawing, others can be used for doodling and sketching. We invite you to check them out and share with us  if you have other suggestions.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 19, 11:09 AM

Nice Match Ups!

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Nice Match Ups!

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Nice Match Ups!

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8 maker tools to inspire next-gen innovation and design

8 maker tools to inspire next-gen innovation and design | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
How can schools prepare students to be the designers, innovators, and entrepreneurs our economy needs for future success? That was a key area of focus at the 2016 South by Southwest Education (SXSWedu) conference in Austin, Texas, March 7-10, and a number of ed-tech companies and organizations demonstrated possible solutions.

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How Turning Math Into a Maker Workshop Can Bring Calculations to Life - Mind/Shift

How Turning Math Into a Maker Workshop Can Bring Calculations to Life - Mind/Shift | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
It might have been the banana piano. Or perhaps the bongos, made from lemons that students had plucked from the citrus tree at school. Elizabeth Little, who teaches middle school math and science, doesn’t know exactly which of the hands-on projects she introduced to her remedial math class turned the class around. But by the end of the school year, all her math students, not just those needing extra support, were clamoring for more math.

How did this happen?

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Stephen Fry Launches Pindex, a “Pinterest for Education”

Stephen Fry Launches Pindex, a “Pinterest for Education” | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Who can now deny that, in the internet, we have the greatest educational tool ever conceived by mankind? Surely no Open Culture reader would deny it, anyway, nor could they fail to take an interest in a new startup aiming to increase the internet's educational power further still:

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This article shares about a new online tool: Pindex (dubbed Pinterest for Education).
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10 Simple Ways To Use Google Cardboard In The Classroom.

10 Simple Ways To Use Google Cardboard In The Classroom. | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
I really can’t describe how amazing this technology is.  You have to get one and see for yourself! What is it? Google Cardboard is a virtual reality headset which immerses you in the video or picture so you can see a 360 degree view of an image or video.  Put on the headset and you…

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, March 2, 1:58 PM
Wonderful classroom activities to take advantage of 3D technology

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 2, 11:17 PM
I've been wanting to try Google Cardboard. This post gives me some ideas how to use it maybe even have students visit settings from favorite novels. 
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, March 9, 1:49 PM
Some useful information and ideas from a teacher already using Google Cardboard in the classroom.
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How to Launch a Campus Innovation Center -- Campus Technology

How to Launch a Campus Innovation Center -- Campus Technology | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Creating a physical hub of innovation on campus can support creativity, collaboration and entrepreneurship. Here are things to consider before getting too far into the process.

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The Maker as a Reflective Practitioner - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein

The Maker as a Reflective Practitioner - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"The maker movement and maker education are becoming very popular in school and after school settings, libraries, and community centers. If making is to go beyond something that is just fun to do while doing it, then reflection can and should be used to help insure that the knowledge, skills, dispositions, attitudes, and values learned through individual making sessions are transferred to other settings."


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