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Making MAKEing More Inclusive - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein

Making MAKEing More Inclusive - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein | STEM | Scoop.it

"The maker movement and maker education, in my perspective, are such great initiatives – really in line with what student-centric education should be in this era of formal and informal learning.

Maker education (often referred to as “Maker Ed”) is a new school of educational thought [at least in terms of having an “official” educational label – JG] that focuses on delivering constructivist, project-based learning curriculum and instructional units to students. Maker education spaces can be as large as full high school workshops with high-tech tools, or as small and low-tech as one corner of an elementary classroom. A makerspace isn’t just about the tools and equipment, but the sort of learning experience the space provides to students who are making projects. (9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers)


Social media has helped me gain a more global perspective and become aware of some of the problems associated with the maker movement. The two I discuss in this post are:

1. Maker movement initiatives are often driven by more affluent white males.


2. The maker movement is too often being associated with the tech stuff – Arduinos, Littlebits, Makey-Makeys – stuff that less affluent schools and community programs can afford."


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Students need to stop playing video games and create things!

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John G Mandziuk's curator insight, May 21, 11:51 AM

In making like anything else if you want to help someone listen.

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Computer Science Unplugged - Computer Science without a computer

Computer Science Unplugged - Computer Science without a computer | STEM | Scoop.it
CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.

The activities introduce students to Computational Thinking through concepts such as binary numbers, algorithms and data compression, separated from the distractions and technical details of having to use computers. Importantly, no programming is required to engage with these ideas!

CS Unplugged is suitable for people of all ages, from elementary school to seniors, and from many countries and backgrounds. Unplugged has been used around the world for over twenty years, in classrooms, science centers, homes, and even for holiday events in a park!

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Let kids really think about what is happening inside their computers.
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Tony Guzman's curator insight, May 15, 10:18 AM

This article and video share an excellent package available for free to teach basic computer science skills. This would be an excellent way to introduce anyone interested in programming so they can master the basics and then start to dive into specific programming languages.

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How to Create the Learning Community Vital to Project-Based Learning’s Success

How to Create the Learning Community Vital to Project-Based Learning’s Success | STEM | Scoop.it
An under-appreciated element of effective project-based learning is a community of learners who trust one another.

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Great reminders to promote positive interactions between students.  

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TESLA inspires students in STEM - Institute for School Partnership

TESLA inspires students in STEM - Institute for School Partnership | STEM | Scoop.it
As the school year draws to a close and a wave of soon-to-be graduates prepares for life outside the walls of Washington University in St. Louis, one student group knows ...Read more.
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Five Websites for National Engineers Week - education world

Five Websites for National Engineers Week - education world | STEM | Scoop.it
During the week of Feb. 22-28, people will be celebrating how engineers make a difference in our world and teachers may encourage students to learn more about the pursuit of engineering.

Education World has gathered a list of websites teachers can use to find resources, activities, and other information they can use in the classroom during National Engineers Week.

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Get ready to celebrate National Engineers Week, Feb 22 - 28.  

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Bitsbox | monthly coding projects for kids

Bitsbox | monthly coding projects for kids | STEM | Scoop.it
A free website where kids code apps for real devices. Subscribers get boxes packed with new programming projects every month!

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If your students tried "Hour of Code", take the next step to teach them more!

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Paul Herring's curator insight, January 6, 9:37 PM

Looks like a great concept

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11 coding resources for the Hour of Code | eSchool News | eSchool News

11 coding resources for the Hour of Code | eSchool News | eSchool News | STEM | Scoop.it
Computer science skills are becoming more and more important to success in today’s economy, and this importance is highlighted during the annual Hour of Code. A number of resources on Code.org and other sites can help students of all ages and skill levels develop coding skills.

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Check this out if you need coding resources.

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5 Ways To Help Your Kid Not Stink At Math

5 Ways To Help Your Kid Not Stink At Math | STEM | Scoop.it
The “new math” curriculum is great — and nearly guaranteed to drive children and their parents understandably insane, because teachers don’t know how to teach it yet. Here’s what to do to help your child while they learn.
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Parents need to get involved in helping their children not have an aversion to Math. 

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13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do | STEM | Scoop.it

Mentally strong people have healthy habits. They manage their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors in ways that set them up for success in life.

 

Check out these things that mentally strong people don’t do so that you too can become more mentally strong.


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor, Jean-Philippe D'HALLUIN, Roy Sheneman, PhD, donhornsby, Aki Puustinen, Suvi Salo, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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donhornsby's curator insight, June 23, 2014 9:10 AM

(From the article): Mentally strong people can tolerate being alone and they don’t fear silence. They aren’t afraid to be alone with their thoughts and they can use downtime to be productive. They enjoy their own company and aren’t dependent on others for companionship and entertainment all the time but instead can be happy alone.

Michael Binzer's curator insight, June 24, 2014 3:33 AM

I like this article. In gives inspiration and highlights the need to be in touch with yourself

Joe Boutte's curator insight, June 24, 2014 7:40 AM

Everyday leadership requires mental strength and stamina, or more simply, perseverance.  The 13 things that mentally strong people don't do is a great reminder of how to keep your wits about you and persevere through the daily struggles of life and leadership.

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Effective Ways On How To Use The Ipad

Effective Ways On How To Use The Ipad | STEM | Scoop.it
No one would argue that the iPad has almost unlimited uses and it is a truly life-changing device. Knowledge will let you get all you can out of the iPad.

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PPG donates $65K to support STEM education programming for girls - Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)

PPG donates $65K to support STEM education programming for girls - Pittsburgh Business Times (blog) | STEM | Scoop.it
PPG donates $65K to support STEM education programming for girls Pittsburgh Business Times (blog) The PPG Industries Foundation donated $65,000 for educational programs that aim to teach girls about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)...
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Women in STEM - The Horn Book

Women in STEM - The Horn Book | STEM | Scoop.it
Though there is an increasing focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the U.S., there remains a gender disparity among workers in these fields. According to a 2011 U.S. Department of ...
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What students really think about technology in the classroom - Hechinger Report

What students really think about technology in the classroom - Hechinger Report | STEM | Scoop.it
The grownups who make and debate education policy disagree about a lot of things, but they often take it as a given that kids love technology. And tapping into that love of gadgetry and games is a way to make students “more engaged” in learning, or so many believe. Interviews with students in the middle-income, …

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The distractions of Ipad and Chromebook use seems to be a big problem in the schools where I have seen 1-1 computer use.

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How A 6-Year-Old Learned Coding Skills With These Adorable Robot Toys

How A 6-Year-Old Learned Coding Skills With These Adorable Robot Toys | STEM | Scoop.it
The learn-to-code movement is aiming younger.

MIT and partners, for example, recently released a free iPad app with its visual programming language ScratchJr., so kindergartners could use it to code stories and games even before knowing how to read. Vikas Gupta, a former Google executive who founded the startup Wonder Workshop (formerly called Play-i), has taken a slightly different path. "We learned that in order to make programming of interest to young children, it has to be a tangible product. It can’t be just software," he told Co.Exist last year.


Enter Dot and Dash—Wonder Workshop’s two new robots that teach coding skills to children as young as five that are now being field tested in a few dozen elementary school classrooms nationally. And they are definitely tangible: Dash hears and responds to sounds, navigates around a room and avoid obstacles, and comes to life with sound and lights. He can even play the xylophone. Dot, on the other hand, doesn't have wheels and is meant to interact with Dash via Bluetooth and act as a controller. Both have their own customizable "personalities." On the back end, through four apps that control both robots, they are secretly teaching coding skills such as "event-based programming, sequencing, conditionals, and loops."

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Some see telescope as an opportunity for science education

Some see telescope as an opportunity for science education | STEM | Scoop.it
Before going up to Mauna Kea's summit on Hawaii's Big Island, Heather Kaluna makes an offering to Poliahu, the snow goddess of the mountain. She holds it sacred, as do other Native Hawaiians.

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Telescope in Hawaii, check it out. 

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, May 11, 12:11 PM

Another look at the Thirty Meter Telescope controversy.  Good, well-written article from http://www.phys.org.  Aloha, Russ.

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STEM festival tries to show science, math not 'that scary'

STEM festival tries to show science, math not 'that scary' | STEM | Scoop.it
Cookies on a periodic table, an egg drop, a python, a toucan and a bearded dragon reptile will all be on display at Hagerstown Community College Saturday for the school's Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Festival.

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Check this out if you live near Hagerstown Community College.  

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Check out Khan Academy's Math Missions

Check out Khan Academy's Math Missions | STEM | Scoop.it
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Sounds like a great challenge for teachers with a reward!  

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Teaching in the Age of Minecraft - theatlantic.com

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft - theatlantic.com | STEM | Scoop.it
With more than 18 million downloads to date, Minecraft is the best-selling computer game of all time; the game’s free-form structure has made it popular with kids and adults alike. But little by little, teachers, parents, and students have discovered that the game can be used for educational purposes, too. Former teacher Joel Levin and his colleagues founded a startup called TeacherGaming that aims to bring Minecraft into classrooms everywhere, helping students and teachers of all disciplines use their creativity to design projects, free from the kinds of limitations they would face using traditional methods.

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Kids like to check out other kid's worlds.  Learning together! 

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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, February 10, 4:45 AM

Minecraft in de klas

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Find the Speed of Light

Find the Speed of Light | STEM | Scoop.it
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An interesting experiment with mini-marshmallows and a microwave.  

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Code.org - Code with Anna and Elsa: Artist #1

Code.org - Code with Anna and Elsa: Artist #1 | STEM | Scoop.it

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Always promoting  coding.

 

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Mathbreakers! A 3-D Math Exploration Game

Mathbreakers! A 3-D Math Exploration Game | STEM | Scoop.it
Help us bring Mathbreakers to web, iPad, and Android tablets so more kids can have access to an addicting game that helps them learn!
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Support these game creators and bring the enjoyment of Math back to the classroom. 

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The "How to Make a SparkTruck" Guide!

The "How to Make a SparkTruck" Guide! | STEM | Scoop.it
Contemplating making your own education-on-wheels project? The folks from SparkTruck have put together this guide to help you on your creative journey.
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I would love to help on a truck like this.  Let me know if one comes to Western PA. 

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The White House Science Fair 2014

The White House Science Fair 2014 | STEM | Scoop.it
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Check out the Video coverage of yesterday's Whitehouse Science Fair.

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Inventors smarten up toys for a new generation

Inventors smarten up toys for a new generation | STEM | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs' new toys are introducing children to software coding, science and robotics.
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This Hat is Making Eyes at You #WearableWednesday

This Hat is Making Eyes at You #WearableWednesday | STEM | Scoop.it
You may recall that Lucas Morgan made a great EL wire shirt a while back. It looks like this mad tech artist is at it again with a new top hat called  "All Seeing Eye". This is a great example of A...
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I just downloaded Arduino Wearables, by Tony Olsson.  This must be a sign that I should spend more time learning about this. 

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