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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

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The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Marco Pozzi's curator insight, February 23, 11:27 AM

Molto interessante!!

Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, February 23, 11:10 PM

from hybridpedagogy.com a new online journal. 

Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

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Create on Codecademy - Introducing Codebits

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Codebits are projects you make—from scratch or from your friends' examples—to share with the world. Try your hand at one by playing with a few of our favorites!


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The Beginner's Guide To Augmented Reality - Edudemic

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I was having a discussion recently with someone about trends in education, and the topic of augmented reality came up.

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Can You Learn While You Sleep?

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by Annie Murphy Paul

 

What’s more, researchers are coming to recognize that dreaming is an essential part of understanding, organizing and retaining what we learn—and that dreams may even hold out the possibility of directing our learning as we doze.


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Personal Learning Environments as Enablers for Connectivist MOOCs

This paper presents how platforms initially designed to enable the construction of personal learning environments can help teachers and learners to aggregate th

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 19, 2013 3:38 PM

We need to find balance in the formal and informal ways that learning is organized.

Frederic DOMON's curator insight, December 20, 2013 4:05 AM

Le PLE ou EPA (Environnement Personnel d'Apprentissage) est l'élément de base du social learning. Il permet se mettre en place des routines utiles au développement de l'apprenance. 

Les Moocs actuels n'offrent que peu de possibilités de les utiliser alors qu'ils devraient être construit comme des meta-ple

Pedro Demian's curator insight, December 21, 2013 4:43 AM

Las plataformas se convierten en las aulas del futuro con la ventaja de que te permiten organizar tu tiempo, acudir a ellas en el momento más inspirado o relajado, etc

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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

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Things to Think About

Kids’ Things to Think About provides 100 prompts to spark thinking for written responses and encourage conversations about ideas and issues for kids. Created by students and teachers in Michigan, it can be used in classrooms or with families by allowing children to explore the prompts and by using them to guide a discussion


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 19, 2013 4:21 AM

Nice app to find things to get kids talking.

Ariana Amorim's curator insight, September 19, 2013 5:42 AM

-12 categories of questions including Friends, Family, School, Fun and Feelings.

-Challenges kids to dream about the future, think through “what would you do..” scenarios and make decisions about interesting topics. 

Rumi's comment, September 20, 2013 3:42 AM
Thank you!
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The Elements of the Periodic Table, Personified as Illustrated Heroes

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by Maria Popova, Brain Pickings

 

An irreverent take on chemistry from Japanese artist Bunpei Yorifuji.

Lively and irreverent, this comic-inspired take on the Periodic Table gives each of the 118 known elements a distinctive character


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The Keyword Blog: Information Fluency Interactive Infographic

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Paige Jaeger 's curator insight, August 30, 2013 8:30 AM

Love this! This is a great tool to share with ignorant teachers who are only 1 step ahead of their students.  As NYS rolls-out the research initiative, this will help us triage poor online habits.   And...if a student uses databases, it makes this a little easier.  

Tania Gammage's curator insight, September 4, 2013 8:57 AM

This would be an excellent poster for a school library

Julie Aterman's curator insight, September 19, 2013 10:25 AM

This is great! I wish I could get it as a poster.

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Catalyst Academy | Navigator

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HP Catalyst Academy offers mini-courses for educators

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Early music lessons boost brain development

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Musical training before the age of seven has a significant effect on the development of the brain, showing that those who began early had stronger connections between motor regions -- the parts of the brain that help you plan and carry out movements.

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How In-Person Meetups Are Fixing The Problem With MOOCs | WiredAcademic | Paul Glader

"That’s the kind of long-term impact MOOCs could have if they begin to be connected and blended with in-person groups – meetups, libraries, community center learning centers, school study halls. Adding a “third place” for MOOCs goes beyond beating the isolation of online learning. Such a practice could also provide natural places for monitoring and proctoring of MOOC courses and exams, meaning MOOC-participating institutions could go a step closer to granting college credit for the courses."

Comment: a new take on MOOCs, not as a replacement for regular university education, but as catalyser of local groups who jointly work on the MOOC's assignment, but also start doing their own thing. Apparantly, this is a widespread thing already. The author feels this is back to university education as it started: students getting together and organising their own professors! (Peter Sloep, @pbsloep)


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Digital Storytelling: An Introduction

Why use Digital Storytelling in the classroom? Find out how to get started, and what tools you can use. Intro features "twitch-mation" style of animation. Fi...
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Personal & Sociomaterial Learning Entanglements - Presentation by @srmpbi

My Presentation at the PLE Conference 2013 - Berlin (10-12th July, 2013) Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) only seems to be personal, but from a practice...

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MOOCs: How did we get here ? by Georges Siemens

Presented to 10th Annual Open Education Conference Park City, Utah

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Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s curator insight, December 16, 2013 10:20 AM

Worthy. From one of the people who coined the term, MOOC.

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Learning Theory - What are the established learning theories?

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This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory, organisational learning Nonaka & Takeuchi, zone of proximal development The area of capabilities that learners can exhibit with support from a teacher or...

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Cbatime's curator insight, December 23, 2013 12:03 PM

Une carte des théories et des concepts sur l'apprentissage.

Paula Silva's comment, March 3, 11:59 PM
Will you check this scoop? Thank you so much. http://sco.lt/5okJ17
Jocelyne Turpin's curator insight, March 18, 5:36 AM

THE schéma !

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Free Technology for Teachers: Five Good Online Tools for Creating Infographics

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"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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Biodiversity Heritage Library

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The Biodiversity Heritage Library works collaboratively to make biodiversity literature openly available to the world as part of a global biodiversity community.

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Why We're More Creative When We’re Tired, And 9 Other Surprising Things About How Brains Work

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You may be hardwired as an introvert or an extrovert. But don't worry there are ways to change how our brains work.

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John Michel's curator insight, October 22, 2013 5:38 AM

If you’re tired, your brain is not as good at filtering out distractions and focusing on a particular task. It’s also a lot less efficient at remembering connections between ideas or concepts. These are both good things when it comes to creative work, since this kind of work requires us to make new connections, be open to new ideas, and think in new ways. So a tired, fuzzy brain is of much more use to us when working on creative projects.

Zian Peak's curator insight, May 14, 12:15 PM

Really insightful!

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Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

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by Jennifer Kahn, New York Times

 

If everybody knows that test scores and grades aren’t the keys to success, how do we teach, and measure, the things that are?


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Math Videos Overtake Cute Pets in YouTube Popularity

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Math tutor Christopher Seber has racked up more than 5 million views for Math Meeting, his YouTube channel, and he’s part of a trend that’s seeing education videos surpass pet videos in popularity. The South Florida Sun Sentinel has a video feature on the phenomenon.


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Parent Cortical Mass's curator insight, August 7, 2013 2:53 PM

How great is this!  

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Copyright in a Copy Paste World

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A website dedicated to informing secondary students and their teachers of copyright law, plagiarism policies, and caveats in order to uphold literary integrity and digital ethics through a compilation of various media.

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Kris McGlaun's curator insight, May 21, 2013 9:30 AM

Cool website.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 12, 2013 5:51 AM

A good site for plagiarism and copyright resources.

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edX Makes Key Code Open Source | Inside Higher Ed

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Students Getting Credit for Out of School Experiences

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by Nora Fleming, Education Week

 

The Providence school district is in the middle of an initiative to recognize skills and give academic credit for learning taking place outside school. Credit for Badges...


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BRANDING: Storytelling as a marketing technique | b2bmarketing.net

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Where the B2B marketing community comes together to share information, news, insights and knowledge of B2B marketing issues.
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