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20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer - TeachThought

20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer - TeachThought | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
School may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean learning has to. In fact, it is vital that it doesn’t!

When students let their brains take a break over the summer, they can lose the equivalent of two months of their grade-level math and reading skills. To combat summer learning loss and keep those STEM skills fresh over the summer, Project Lead The Way put together a list of super simple (and fun) STEM activities you can do with your children over summer break.

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5 Ways to "Remove the Walls" From Your Classroom

5 Ways to "Remove the Walls" From Your Classroom | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
By rearranging students across the usual groupings and grade levels, you can redirect bored expectations and harmful behaviors into a refreshed, energized will to learn.

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The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit

The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
We have, however, recently expanded upon our Makerspace offerings thanks to being inspired by several of my librarian friends in our amazing #TLChat PLN! Kids can come in during lunch or when they've finished their work to explore, craft, and create in the Library Media Center.


I re-purposed 4 empty study carrels for this Makerspace center at the top corner of our library.  The grouping includes a Lego Creation Station, a Duct Tape Craft Cubby, and a Makey Makey Coding Corner."


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, June 16, 2015 4:40 AM

Vooral de Duct Tape Craft Cubby spreekt me aan!

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 7, 2016 3:07 PM

Libraries are 're-making' into 'makerspaces'.  Research and hands on learning --- a great way to grow.

Sophie GAL's curator insight, March 8, 2016 4:44 AM

Libraries are 're-making' into 'makerspaces'.  Research and hands on learning --- a great way to grow.

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Dr. Eric Mazur - Active Learning Speech @ Auburn University's EASL Classroom - YouTube

Dr. Mazur speaking to students in the EASL classroom, 118 Sci Center. For more information about the EASL Classrooms, go to www.auburn.edu/easl and for more ...

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BLC11 Keynote: Eric Mazur

About Dr.Eric Mazur Area Dean of Applied Physics, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA After obtaining a Ph.D.

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Eric Mazur on new interactive teaching techniques

Eric Mazur on new interactive teaching techniques | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

Mazur’s reinvention of the course drops the lecture model and deeply engages students in the learning/teaching endeavor. It starts from his view of education as a two-step process: information transfer, and then making sense of and assimilating that information. “In the standard approach, the emphasis in class is on the first, and the second is left to the student on his or her own, outside of the classroom,” he says. “If you think about this rationally, you have to flip that, and put the first one outside the classroom, and the second inside.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 22, 2014 3:54 AM

A lecturer reinventing the lecture.

Richard Evans's curator insight, April 22, 2014 6:41 PM

'Eric Mazur says learning interests him far more than teaching, and he encourages a shift from "teaching" to "helping students learn.'

Sara Eger's curator insight, May 13, 2014 9:31 AM

Not necessarily "new", but good to hear the emphasis on the learning process and student application of knowledge.

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How to Be Emotionally Intelligent - NYTimes

How to Be Emotionally Intelligent - NYTimes | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
What makes a great leader? Knowledge, smarts and vision, to be sure. To that, Daniel Goleman, author of “Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence,” would add the ability to identify and monitor emotions — your own and others’ — and to manage relationships. Qualities associated with such “emotional intelligence” distinguish the best leaders in the corporate world, according to Mr. Goleman, a former New York Times science reporter, a psychologist and co-director of a consortium at Rutgers University to foster research on the role emotional intelligence plays in excellence. He shares his short list of the competencies.

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SketchParty TV for Starters and Plenaries - Apps in Action - That Edtech Guy

SketchParty TV for Starters and Plenaries - Apps in Action - That Edtech Guy | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

"This week, whilst trawling through the AppStore I discovered a new game which I’ve been using in lessons to great effect. It’s called SketchPartyTV and is a Pictionary-style drawing game where players have to draw clues for a particular word, from which their team then has to work out what it is they’re trying to draw. Simple, but very effective!"


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The Green Screen Time Machine in Elementary School - GRANTWOOD AEA DIGITAL LEARNING

The Green Screen Time Machine in Elementary School - GRANTWOOD AEA DIGITAL LEARNING | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
The students had been researching Ellis Island in Social Studies and were finding out how it became a famous gateway for millions of immigrants entering the United States. They wanted to represent that information visually, so they took all that they learned in class and turned it into a news report. The script took some time to write but with Google Docs they could all collaborate on the same document at home or at school in order to get the job done.

When the script was finished, they were ready to record their video. I set up the green screen, put the iPad on a tripod, and gave the students some basics on what they would need to know in order to make a successful green screen movie on the iPad. They were up and running in no time and filmed their own video whenever they weren't all on screen at the same time! We used the Teleprompter Pro Lite app to scroll their script in front of them, just like the professionals do.

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7 Must-Have Digital Storytelling Apps for iPads - @ClassTechTips

7 Must-Have Digital Storytelling Apps for iPads - @ClassTechTips | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
The iPad is a powerful creation tool in the hands of students.  Digital storytelling activities empower children to recount moments from their own life, explain their understanding of a topic, or persuade an audience.  Across the content areas, digital storytelling tasks can provide a real audience for students and a chance for them to capture their own voice.

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Let kids learn by hacking their toys - QUARTZ

Let kids learn by hacking their toys - QUARTZ | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Children, unlike most adults, have imaginations that are unconstrained by either themselves or society. For an 8- or 10-year-old, anything and everything seems possible. Burning with curiosity about the world around them, they can transform mundane objects into toys, invent entire worlds in a heartbeat, and become lost in daydreams one minute, only to fire off a barrage of (often unanswerable) questions the next. Then, they start to grow up. Curiosity seeps away. Self-consciousness kicks in. Until, slowly, the formalized structures within education, and the expectations of society, begin to take over.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

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puppets2robots - Robotic Prototyping

puppets2robots - Robotic Prototyping | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

"Robotic Prototyping

Objectives
By the end of this unit, learners will be able:

*         To define and describe a robot, its functions, and what it can and cannot do.

 

*         To design a robot prototype that can serve humankind.

 

*         To express new insights and learning about robots through oral communication.


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Free Technology for Teachers: Try LeafSnap for Help Identifying Plants

Free Technology for Teachers: Try LeafSnap for Help Identifying Plants | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
LeafSnap is a free iPad app designed by Columbia University, Smithsonian, and the University of Maryland for the purpose of helping people identify plants by taking pictures of them on their iPads. With LeafSnap installed on your iPad or iPhone you can take a picture of a leaf, upload it to the app, and then the app’s visual recognition technology will help you identify the name of the plant. It doesn’t work for all leaves and you do need to isolate the leaf be before you take a picture of it. In other words, you can’t just snap a picture of a big tree and ask LeafSnap to identify it.

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Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery

Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
From a story garden in Cornwall to hexagonal towers in Los Angeles, we look at inventive spaces designed to get children excited about books

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Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, June 9, 2015 6:21 PM

These are amazing

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Sally Tilley's curator insight, June 11, 2015 5:45 PM

Amazing! Off to the drawing board...

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44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
44 Diverse Tools To Publish Student Work

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cherimacleod's curator insight, June 14, 2015 1:09 AM

Tools tools tools

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, June 14, 2015 5:37 PM

Tony Vincent - Learning in Hand - always provides excellent resources for classrooms.

James I.'s curator insight, June 16, 2015 9:43 PM

Love the fact that this infographic focuses both on the web and mobile possibilities.

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Dr. Eric Mazur - Turning Lectures Into Learning - Keynote - University Surrey

Eric Mazur developed a strategy that incorporates "just-in-time" teaching with short lectures punctuated by conceptual questions posed to the students, using classroom response technology.


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Confessions of a Converted Lecturer: Eric Mazur

I thought I was a good teacher until I discovered my students were just memorizing information rather than learning to understand the material. Who was to blame? The students? The material? I will explain how I came to the agonizing conclusion that the culprit was neither of these. It was my teaching that caused students to fail! I will show how I have adjusted my approach to teaching and how it has improved my students' performance significantl


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Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn | MindShift

Don’t Lecture Me: Rethinking How College Students Learn | MindShift | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

...Cognitive scientists determined that people’s short-term memory is very limited – it can only process so much at once. A lot of the information presented in a typical lecture comes at students too fast and is quickly forgotten...So for reasons he can’t remember, Mazur told the students to discuss the question with each other.

“And something happened in my classroom which I had never seen before,” he says. “The entire classroom erupted in chaos. They were dying to explain it to one another and to talk about it.”


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Eric Mazur on new interactive teaching techniques | Harvard Magazine

Eric Mazur on new interactive teaching techniques | Harvard Magazine | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it

Active learning may overthrow the style of teaching that has ruled universities for 600 years. If this is true for universities might it also apply to secondary schools? Eric Mazur, a professor at Harvard, shares his story of how discovered that his success as a teacher “was a complete illusion, a house of cards.” 


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Why teachers struggle to harness the learning potential of the iPad - Innovate My School

Why teachers struggle to harness the learning potential of the iPad - Innovate My School | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
iPads are becoming more and more popular in UK schools, but are they always a good addition? LearnMaker’s Jay Ashcroft takes a look at the pedagogy needed to go with the tablet.

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How to Use Green Screen Effects on iPads

How to Use Green Screen Effects on iPads | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
These days, very little comes out of Hollywood without special effects added in post-production. Our favorite superhero movies, science fiction thrillers and fast-paced action movies just wouldn't be the same without them. However, these video effects are no longer the preserve of video professionals. Technology has advanced quickly, and you can now replicate these very same effects to make photos and videos come to life on your iPad. Here's how.

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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, June 18, 2015 6:44 AM

ik heb de app al gedownload, nu nog een stuk groene doek kopen...

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Making it real - constructionism comes to life - @smartinez

Making it real - constructionism comes to life - @smartinez | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
The 2014/2015 FabLearn Fellows are a diverse group of 18 educators and makers. They represent eight states and five countries, and work with a wide range of ages at schools, museums, universities and non-profits. Throughout the course of the year, they will develop curriculum and resources, as well as contribute to current research projects. Their blogs represent their diverse experience and interests in creating better educational oportunities for all.

I’ve been privileged to mentor this group this past year and part of that is summarizing their amazing blog posts. Here are some blog highlights from May 2015.

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Blink Blink: Creative Circuits Designed by Girls, for Girls | Make:

Blink Blink: Creative Circuits Designed by Girls, for Girls | Make: | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
From ambitious entrepreneurs to casual meet-up participants, women are proactive about engaging with STEM and with other women in their field. Besides their shared affinity with science, tech, engineering, and math, they often find that they have another thing in common. Many of these women can recall a time when they walked into a classroom or office, looked around, and noticed that they were sharing the space with an overwhelming majority of men.

This was the experience of Nicole Messier, a former student of aerospace engineering, who recalls that she had sparse female role models, teachers, or peers in her undergraduate program. Instead of following a traditional aerospace career, Messier instead decided to help change STEM’s evident gender imbalance. She is now the CEO of blink blink, a purveyor of creative circuit kits that help beginners get their feet wet with simple electronics, arts & crafts with embedded circuitry, and wearable fashion technology. Not only did she co-found the company, she also collaboratively designed the kits with the very girls that they’re made for.

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Educator Resources | Agency by Design

Educator Resources | Agency by Design | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
A key goal of maker-centered education is to help young people and adults feel empowered to build and shape their worlds. Acquiring this sense of maker empowerment is strongly supported by learning to notice and engage with the designed dimension of one’s physical and conceptual environment—in other words, by having a sensitivity to design. This sensitivity develops when young people and adults have opportunities to: look closely and reflect on the design of objects and systems, explore the complexity of design, and understand themselves as designers of their worlds.

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Free Technology for Teachers: The Physics of Soccer (Football) Banana Kicks

Free Technology for Teachers: The Physics of Soccer (Football) Banana Kicks | 21st Century Learning | Scoop.it
Football Physics: The "Impossible" Free Kick is a new TED-Ed lesson that illustrates and explains how soccer players make the ball curve when they kick it on a free kick or a corner kick. The video also explains how the forces that make a soccer ball curve can also make a thrown baseball curve. The video also answers the question of whether or not it would be possible to make a ball boomerang back to you. The video is embedded below. The full lesson can be seen here.

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