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Curation As An Emerging Skillset | A 5 Step Guide

Curation As An Emerging Skillset | A 5 Step Guide | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
How to become a curation king / queen. Traditionally, a curator researches and puts together a collection which speaks to a narrative and / or serves a larger idea in art galleries and / or museums...

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Helping Chairs help their members gather what they need to know.

Lauren Anstey's curator insight, March 31, 2014 1:06 PM

A 5-step guide to digital curation.

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5 tips for creating a makerspace for less than the cost of an iPad - eSchoolNews

5 tips for creating a makerspace for less than the cost of an iPad - eSchoolNews | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Where others see trash, I see treasure. Reusing, repurposing, and recycling items that can be found in the kitchen garbage can, on the curb, or collected by friends and families helps educators to save money while protecting the environment.

Today, our library makerspace has developed into a 21st century learning laboratory, with funding from grants and through the generosity of individuals and organizations that support our DonorsChoose projects. But it wasn’t always this way.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, Today, 9:20 AM
Let's make it in TK.
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10 Reasons Why Failure is Important - Thanks to the #Awesome @SylviaDuckworth

10 Reasons Why Failure is Important - Thanks to the #Awesome @SylviaDuckworth | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
TRUTH!! 


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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, May 23, 9:47 AM
According to Thomas Edison, "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Excellent graphic explaining why failure is an important part of the learning process.
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Introducing Glowforge - The 3D Laser Printer

Introducing Glowforge - The 3D Laser Printer | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Glowforge has launched a new desktop laser. It's easier to use, more flexible, and more affordable than traditional 3D printers and CNC laser cutter/engravers. Learn more at www.glowforge.com.

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Technically a Librarian: Make Writing

Technically a Librarian: Make Writing | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

 So what have I learned?

-The "makerspace" isn't really a "space" at all. It's more of a culture and a mindset. In reality, what we call the "makerspace" is really just convenient access to the storage of everything. 
- The makerspace doesn't have to be an extension activity or an add-on. There are so many ways that you can incorporate making into the curriculum. Advice: take the most boring topic you can think of and incorporate making.
- Begin with "suggested" activities to get the creative juices flowing, but don't limit their creativity to just those activities. 
- If assigning a grade, try to focus on the process and the planning rather than the final product. It's important to stress that mistakes will happen and you only truly fail if you give up. Sometimes the greatest inventions occurred on accident.


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Technically a Librarian: Make Writing

Technically a Librarian: Make Writing | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

 So what have I learned?

-The "makerspace" isn't really a "space" at all. It's more of a culture and a mindset. In reality, what we call the "makerspace" is really just convenient access to the storage of everything. 
- The makerspace doesn't have to be an extension activity or an add-on. There are so many ways that you can incorporate making into the curriculum. Advice: take the most boring topic you can think of and incorporate making.
- Begin with "suggested" activities to get the creative juices flowing, but don't limit their creativity to just those activities. 
- If assigning a grade, try to focus on the process and the planning rather than the final product. It's important to stress that mistakes will happen and you only truly fail if you give up. Sometimes the greatest inventions occurred on accident.


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Maker Club: 3D Printed Logo for Google Keep

Maker Club: 3D Printed Logo for Google Keep | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
My newest favorite Google app is Google Keep.

It's a quick scratch pad, list keeper, note-taker, image-grabber, doodle-maker, even voice-note-taker app. It's fast and it works on every device where I need it - my phone, my kid's iPhones, and the web - and it lets you share notes with other people.

Google Keep is perfect for that shared grocery list or those quick meeting notes, or that inspirational idea keeper...

But wait - this is not an app review - this post is about the Google Keep LOGO.

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The Maker Movement in K-12 Education: A Guide to Emerging Research

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As Maker Education evolves in K-12, researchers are exploring related equity issues, design principles for Maker spaces, and the impact of this approach on student learning.

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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

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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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John Evans's curator insight, April 5, 7:19 AM
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basil60's curator insight, April 5, 4:53 PM
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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Makerspaces Australia

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Looking for some ideas and inspirations to start your own makerspace?

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Introducing Glowforge - The 3D Laser Printer

Introducing Glowforge - The 3D Laser Printer | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Glowforge has launched a new desktop laser. It's easier to use, more flexible, and more affordable than traditional 3D printers and CNC laser cutter/engravers. Learn more at www.glowforge.com.

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35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Childhood101

35 Educational Resources to Encourage Inquiry & Inventive Thinking | Childhood101 | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
I’ve scoured the internet, including all of my favourite social media sites, to bring you a fantastic collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources that I know will inspire and motivate both you and your students. The collection includes Lego, science, practical activity ideas, engineering, videos, animation, technology and a tonne of fun facts – so there is sure to be something for everyone!

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, May 16, 10:17 PM

Great resources and ideas can be found from this award winning blog.

Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, May 19, 8:12 AM
A collection of online inquiry and inventive thinking resources - including Lego, science, practical activity ideas, engineering, videos, animation, and technology - that will inspire and motivate both you and your students.
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 24, 6:20 AM
This is  a good list of young STEM based integrated, 21st Century classroom resources for your teaching and learning environments.
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Technically a Librarian: Make Writing

Technically a Librarian: Make Writing | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

 So what have I learned?

-The "makerspace" isn't really a "space" at all. It's more of a culture and a mindset. In reality, what we call the "makerspace" is really just convenient access to the storage of everything. 
- The makerspace doesn't have to be an extension activity or an add-on. There are so many ways that you can incorporate making into the curriculum. Advice: take the most boring topic you can think of and incorporate making.
- Begin with "suggested" activities to get the creative juices flowing, but don't limit their creativity to just those activities. 
- If assigning a grade, try to focus on the process and the planning rather than the final product. It's important to stress that mistakes will happen and you only truly fail if you give up. Sometimes the greatest inventions occurred on accident.


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Technically a Librarian: Make Writing

Technically a Librarian: Make Writing | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

 So what have I learned?

-The "makerspace" isn't really a "space" at all. It's more of a culture and a mindset. In reality, what we call the "makerspace" is really just convenient access to the storage of everything. 
- The makerspace doesn't have to be an extension activity or an add-on. There are so many ways that you can incorporate making into the curriculum. Advice: take the most boring topic you can think of and incorporate making.
- Begin with "suggested" activities to get the creative juices flowing, but don't limit their creativity to just those activities. 
- If assigning a grade, try to focus on the process and the planning rather than the final product. It's important to stress that mistakes will happen and you only truly fail if you give up. Sometimes the greatest inventions occurred on accident.


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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices - Edutopia

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices - Edutopia | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets."

 


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Betty Skeet's curator insight, March 6, 2014 4:43 AM

Using mobile devices in the classroom

Carmen Herrero's curator insight, May 14, 4:12 AM
#film #literacy @filta_communtiy
elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 16, 4:38 AM
Excellent for student who's teacher is smart enough to ask them to produce their own videos
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Maker Education and Social-Emotional Development - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein #makered

Maker Education and Social-Emotional Development - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein #makered | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"Maker education, when planned around skills acquisition, can enhance social-emotional development.

Self-Awareness: Making in all its forms requires a full range of skills including cognitive, physical, and affective skills. Given this need for multiple and diverse skill set, effective and successful making comes from an accurate assessment of one’s strengths and limitations as well as having optimism and confidence that challenges can be overcome within the making process. Example questions related to self-awareness and making include:

     * What strategies am I using to increase my awareness of my emotions and how they influence my performance during the making-related tasks?

     * What are my strengths given this particular making task?

     * What are my limitations and how can I use my strengths to overcome them? ..."


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NLafferty's curator insight, May 11, 3:33 AM
This this post includes an infographic which summarises areas where students can gain self-awareness when involved in maker projects in the classroom. While the piece focuses on maker education in the school classroom it's also applicable to higher education. The areas of social-emotional development highlighted here resonate with the ones we've seen students identify in their reflective blogs when we run our Doctor as Digital Teacher SSC where they design and develop a digital learning resource.  
Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, May 11, 5:59 AM
Successful making comes from an accurate assessment of one’s strengths and limitations as well as having optimism and confidence that challenges can be overcome within the making process.
Helen Teague's curator insight, May 12, 1:26 PM
had not seen this skill combo before
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Integrating Technology and Literacy

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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
Lewis Walker's curator insight, March 31, 12:13 PM
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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