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5 Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016

5 Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016 | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
The technologies of tomorrow are already making headway into education, and others are poised for mass distribution in 2016.
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Lego aims to make learning more fun with WeDo 2.0

Lego aims to make learning more fun with WeDo 2.0 | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

Lego Education has updated its aging WeDo robotic learning system with WeDo 2.0. Geared toward schools, it comes in kit form and is an aid to spark young students' interest in science, computing, engineering and technology subjects.

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Robotics in the elementary!

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Worlds of Making Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School

SUBSCRIBE, PDF, BOOks, eBook, Audio Book, Reading, Literature, Digital, Epub, http://bit.ly/1OWXt1P.
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Our Makerspace Journey - Renovated Learning @DianaRendina

Our Makerspace Journey - Renovated Learning @DianaRendina | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
Our Makerspace has changed, grown and evolved since it was first conceived and started in January 2014.  Follow along with the story of our journey here.  Hopefully it will inspire you to start your own Maker journey

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Nice log of a Maker evolution

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Jessica Cox's curator insight, September 20, 2015 4:20 PM

Blog: I would love to have a Makerspace in the media center!

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TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons - TinkerLab

TinkerSpace: Library Learning Commons - TinkerLab | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
An inspiring inside peek into the Kaechele Library Maker Space, part of the TinkerSpace series that looks at art studios and maker spaces.
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specific examples

organization tips

how to make it work

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Excellent Tools, Apps, and Tips to Create Educational Book Trailers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Tools, Apps, and Tips to Create Educational Book Trailers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
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Book trailers are an excellent way to take tech integration to the transformative level

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3D Printing can Inspire Collaboration and Innovation In Many Academic Subject Areas

3D Printing can Inspire Collaboration and Innovation In Many Academic Subject Areas | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
A PSA to Parents & Teachers: Three Ways To Utilize 3D Printers with Kids for Educational Purposes As 3D printing continues to go mainstream, printers will
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Love it

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The iPad in the International Elementary Classroom: Coding Apps for the iPad

The iPad in the International Elementary Classroom: Coding Apps for the iPad | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
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Our collection of coding apps for iPad

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Want Scientifically Literate Children? Get Out of Their Way. - YouTube

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Want Scientifically Literate Children? Get Out of Their Way. - YouTube | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
We spend the first year teaching children to walk and talk and the rest of their lives telling them to shut up and sit down. Transcript-- I'm often asked by ...
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Get out of their way! Create Maker Spaces

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How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven

How to Turn Your School Into a Maker Haven | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
Bringing making into school classrooms is as simple as taking the first step, no matter how small.
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Great tips for starting your Maker Space in school

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Teach Coding in the Classroom: Resources from ISTE '14

Teach Coding in the Classroom: Resources from ISTE '14 | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
Digital resource curator Ashley Cronin shares her takeaways from Hack Education at ISTE 2014, including a list of resources for teaching coding and coding concepts in the classroom.
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More great resources out of ISTE '14

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Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents

Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
Blogger Matt Davis has collected some helpful resources parents can use to help their kids start learning about computer programming.
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Great resource for teachers and parents...

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How Libraries Fit in the Future of Learning

How Libraries Fit in the Future of Learning | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

More schools are transforming their traditional libraries into innovative makerspaces, giving students the chance to experiment and grow in new and exciting ways.

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How libraries are adding Maker Spaces...

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3D Printer Makerspace in a Primary School - Ultimaker: 3D Printing Story

3D printing in primary education inspires young minds with new technologies. Innovative educator Robin Platjouw created a makerspace at his school which ...
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It's all in Dutch, but just follow along in the English transcripts... fun to see 3D printers being used in an elementary setting

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5 Easy Ways to Make Space for Innovation | Knowledge Quest @DianaLRendina

5 Easy Ways to Make Space for Innovation | Knowledge Quest @DianaLRendina | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it

"Our school libraries are no longer made up of the rows upon rows of stacks and hushed, immovable wooden desks. At least, not if we expect them to support the innovative learning styles of our students. The libraries of today need to be interactive learning environments that support a multitude of learning styles and modalities. While a full scale renovation would be awesome, many of us simply don’t have the budgets to completely makeover our spaces all at once. But we can still pursue smaller, less expensive changes that can transform our spaces for our students. Here’s five things you can do to change up your space:"


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Some great ideas. We are implementing flexible furniture, writeable surfaces... just need more things to tinker with!

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Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch

Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
Successfully launching a school makerspace includes community buy-in, generating a student buzz, finding cheap or free resources, and building maker activities into the curriculum.
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Exactly what we are going through now!
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3D Printing to Raspberry Pi’s: How a Quiet Florida School Library Got Transformed by a Makerspace (EdSurge News)

On any given day at Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy, visitors to the Lower School library might be surprised to find it bears little resemblance to the school libraries of years past.
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Transforming kindergarten with iPads : Valparaiso Community News

Transforming kindergarten with iPads : Valparaiso Community News | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
Magnetic ABC, Drawing Carl, and Letter Book are transforming how students learn in the kindergarten classrooms at Memorial Elementary School. This year the kindergarten students and teachers are piloting on
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Great article on iPads in early elementary

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A Round-up of The Best iPad Apps for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Round-up of The Best iPad Apps for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
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Great list although some are dated (Dragon Dictate)

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Keedogo

Keedogo | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
Educational keyboards for iPad
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Great for young kids needing to write on the iPad

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3D printers, laser cutters: Yukon gets a new makerspace - CBC.ca

3D printers, laser cutters: Yukon gets a new makerspace - CBC.ca | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
3D printers, laser cutters: Yukon gets a new makerspace
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AUDIO: Click the audio link on the left to hear Philippe Morin explain what's behind Whitehorse's first makerspace. Sam Fleming Whitehorse.
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Makerspace

Makerspace | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
Creating a space for young makers and educators
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The Makerspace playbook

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Legos and Marshmallow-Launchers Could Save STEM Education in Oregon

Legos and Marshmallow-Launchers Could Save STEM Education in Oregon | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
Marshmallow-launchers and Legos could be a part of the next generation's science, technology, engineering and math curricula.
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Justification for collaboration and innovation!

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7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills | Maker Movement in the Elementary Classroom | Scoop.it
Digital learning specialist Anna Adam provides a quick overview of seven apps that are appropriate for teaching younger children one of the most critical 21st century skills: coding.
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We've used 3 of these and love them.

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