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approaches to designing teaching and learning with the use of digital technology and tools
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WeAreTeachers: Making Matters! How the Maker Movement Is Transforming Education

WeAreTeachers: Making Matters! How the Maker Movement Is Transforming Education | Learning Design and design for learning | Scoop.it

The "maker movement" in education seems primarily focused on computers and the sciences. It is, in effect, "learning by doing." This article gives a few concrete examples of how the maker movement is applied in real-life teaching situations, and it can apply also in the arts, literature, and social sciences.


"All students need challenge and “hard fun” that inspires them to dig deeper and construct big ideas. Making science hands-on and interesting is not pandering to young sensibilities; it honors the learning drive and spirit that is all too often crushed by endless worksheets and vocabulary drills. Making is a way of bringing engineering to young learners. Such concrete experiences provide a meaningful context for understanding the abstract science and math concepts traditionally taught by schools while expanding the world of knowledge now accessible to students for the first time."


Some examples of classroom maker ideas (and some not in the classroom at all, of course).


"The Maker Movement celebrates the talents of young people such as Sylvia (aka “Super-Awesome Sylvia”) who has a webcast show, Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Maker Show, where she sings, plays, and teaches millions of viewers about electronics, Arduinos, and other fun projects. Joey Hudy is a young Maker and entrepreneur who surprised President Obama with a homemade marshmallow cannon in the White House. Caine Munro was a young man who made an entire game arcade entirely out of cardboard and tape. A passerby fell in love with Caine’s ingenuity and asked his father if he could make a video about the arcade. Not long after, Caine’s arcade lit up YouTube. Caine and his arcade inspired millions of people around the world. He received invitations to visit other countries, a scholarship fund was created for his college education, and a foundation was created to nurture creativity in kids across the globe. Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa even gave Caine a cardboard key to the city!"



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Learning: Transformational, Flipped, Enhanced, Distracted

Learning: Transformational, Flipped, Enhanced, Distracted | Learning Design and design for learning | Scoop.it
"Preparing Teacher Candidates to Work with English Language Learners in an Online Course Environment" By Stephanie E. Dewing in TEIS News, December 2013 Dewing reports on a study she did with stude...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Good Online Tools for Creating Infographics

Free Technology for Teachers: Five Good Online Tools for Creating Infographics | Learning Design and design for learning | Scoop.it

"Many of the tools used by professional designers cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. But you don't have to spend anything if you want your students to try their hands at creating a data visualization in the form of an infographic."


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ElizabethHS's curator insight, December 6, 2013 10:27 PM

So much more than Infogram: Some of these tools will do interactivity and animations. Most offer additional functionality, such as banners, presentations, photo collages, etc.

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The 5 EdTech trends of ELT part 5: Learning management systems

The 5 EdTech trends of ELT part 5: Learning management systems | Learning Design and design for learning | Scoop.it
Learning management systems were supposed to have died out by now, weren't they? Swept away by a wave of 21st century platforms, mobile apps and MOOCs. In fact, in ELT, it feels like they're only j...
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Review study on using web 2.0 tools in education: weak but positive effect

A review study from the National Institute of Education in Singapore explores evidence-based pedagogical approaches when using web 2.0 technologies in both schools and higher education settings. We...
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Inkscape. Draw Freely.

Inkscape is a Vector Graphics Editor, similar to Adobe Illustrator, that strives to be SVG Compliant, open source, responsive and extensible.
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How online gamers are solving science's biggest problems

How online gamers are solving science's biggest problems | Learning Design and design for learning | Scoop.it
A new generation of online games don't just provide entertainment – they help scientists solve their trickiest puzzles. Dara Mohammadi picks 10 of the best
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Create infographics & online charts | infogr.am

Create infographics & online charts | infogr.am | Learning Design and design for learning | Scoop.it
Create infographics and interactive online charts. It's free and super-easy! Follow other users and discover amazing data stories!
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A Graphic That Itemizes The Educational Value Of Video Games

A Graphic That Itemizes The Educational Value Of Video Games | Learning Design and design for learning | Scoop.it
A Graphic That Itemizes The Educational Value Of Video Games
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Learn Moodle Free: Moodle for Teacher-An Introduction

Learn Moodle Free: Moodle for Teacher-An Introduction | Learning Design and design for learning | Scoop.it
Moodle is a Course Management System (CMS), also known as a Learning Management System (LMS) or a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It is a Free web application that educators can use to create e...
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Computers can't replace real teachers

Computers can't replace real teachers | Learning Design and design for learning | Scoop.it
Wendy Kopp says the notion that kids can learn mainly with computers is faulty, Research shows that teachers tip the balance for kids' learning, future success

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