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Two Contrasting Views of Educational Technology

Two Contrasting Views of Educational Technology | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
I’d like to share a couple of videos with you that I have used in courses I have created. I find these videos particularly interesting because they show such contrasting approaches to learning and in
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Produce Thinkers, Not Docile Workers

Produce Thinkers, Not Docile Workers | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
Control what you have to in the classroom, but on everything else, let the students decide.
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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Four ways to tell if an educational app will actually help your child learn

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Four ways to tell if an educational app will actually help your child learn | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
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Learn to Code, Code to Learn

Learn to Code, Code to Learn | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
In this demo-filled talk MIT's Mitch Resnick, one of the main creators of the kids coding program called Scratch, outlines the benefits of teaching kids to
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The Power of Digital Story

The Power of Digital Story | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
Teachers can use their students' world of digital media to nurture the listening, sharing, and persuasion that have long been part of oral and written storytelling.
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Redesigning Education: Why Can't We Be in Kindergarten for Life?

Redesigning Education: Why Can't We Be in Kindergarten for Life? | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
"The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mindcreators and empathizers, pattern recognizers and...
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10 research tips for finding answers online

10 research tips for finding answers online | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
Before Danielle Thomson was our TED Prize researcher, she wrote trivia for Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and spent years finding difficult-to-source info for The Late Show with David Letterman. An...
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The DIY World of Maker Tools and Their Uses

The DIY World of Maker Tools and Their Uses | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
From new technology to everyday materials to rebooting school woodshop and home ec classes, makerspaces challenge students to open their minds and expand their skillsets.
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Q&A: Designing Playful Learning Spaces

Q&A: Designing Playful Learning Spaces | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
An exhibit designer at the Boston Children's Museum says kids are 'natural scientists,' and she wants to create experiences that cater to that.
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Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy

Take Action: Verbs That Define Bloom’s Taxonomy | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
A neat visualization of the verbs associated with Bloom's Taxonomy.
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A business movement focused on the little guy - Fortune Management

A business movement focused on the little guy - Fortune Management | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
Makers build and create everything from robots and drones to shoes and jewelry. Think of them as the next generation of the DIY crowd.
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NMC Horizon Report 2014 (Pt. 2 of 6): Key Trends in Learning and Technology

NMC Horizon Report 2014 (Pt. 2 of 6): Key Trends in Learning and Technology | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
We can easily see, in the newly released (2014) Higher Education Edition of the New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Report, a cohesive narrative that helps us understand what we and our learners fac...
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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs [Infographic]

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs [Infographic] | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
Feel free to share this infographic showcasing over 200 Bloom's Digital Taxonomy verbs for use in any classroom environment!
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Inside the School Silicon Valley Thinks Will Save Education | WIRED

Inside the School Silicon Valley Thinks Will Save Education | WIRED | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
AltSchools are more than schools. They’re mini-research and development labs, where teachers and engineers are developing the formula for 21st-century education.
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Breaking the Mold: School Fosters Design and Discovery

Breaking the Mold: School Fosters Design and Discovery | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
Modern learning is more about discovery. It’s not so much waiting as doing, says Will Richardson. Learners should be empowered to continue learning and to use their interests to fuel projects that they care about. Richardson had some ideas about how teachers can begin to move away from content delivery and towards a model that is supportive of individual learners.
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Design Thinking, Deconstructed

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At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.
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Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students

Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
Each student is unique and learns in different ways. There are many ways to use this diversity as a classroom strength.
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Pop-Up Books Make Environmental Science Easy-Peasy For Kids

Pop-Up Books Make Environmental Science Easy-Peasy For Kids | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
Author Christiane Dorion distills complex scientific concepts into bite-sized explanations. "You can teach anything to children if you pitch it at the right level and use the right words," she says.
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Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content

Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
As the density of visual information increases, consider introducing your students to infographics as a means of more thoughtfully engaging with and creating written content.
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Mitch Resnick: The Role of Making, Tinkering, Remixing in Next-Generation Learning - Connected Learning Alliance

Mitch Resnick: The Role of Making, Tinkering, Remixing in Next-Generation Learning - Connected Learning Alliance | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
Mitch Resnick is on the conference committee for the 2012 Digital Media and Learning Conference, “Beyond Educational Technology: Learning Innovations in a Connected World.” As Professor of Learning Research at the MIT Media Lab, he develops new technologies and activities to engage people (especially children) in creative learning experiences. His Lifelong Kindergarten research group developed …
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The 'maker movement' creates D.I.Y. revolution

The 'maker movement' creates D.I.Y. revolution | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
The ‘maker movement’ is heralded as a new industrial revolution – combining the spirit of the old shop class with modern tech in community 'Do It Yourself' spaces.
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Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains?

Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains? | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
A group of Harvard researchers is teaming up with schools in Oakland, Calif. to explore how kids learn through making. Through an initiative called Project Ze
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VIDEO: 3D printer may offer key to organ creation

VIDEO: 3D printer may offer key to organ creation | Making Tinkering | Scoop.it
Making replacement organs or printable skin at the touch of a button may seem like science fiction, but advances in three-dimensional printing may soon make them science fact.
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