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Do You Have a Makerspace or a Fakerspace?

Do You Have a Makerspace or a Fakerspace? | Knowledge Gathering & Management and Wellness | Scoop.it
When the makerspace movement in education began, teachers’ intentions were in the right place, but they didn’t always have the resources and expertise to make the most of these incredible spaces. Though schools might invest in the best makerspace materials for their classrooms, if they are simply instructing students to build crafting projects the entire point of making working machinery and systems through STEM concepts is lost.

Within a true makerspace, students are supposed to create working items that serve a purpose or solve a problem. When students use simple materials to create tools that offer great solutions, they are able to see the process from the earliest planning, through building, into testing a prototype, identifying weak areas, fixing problems, and celebrating the success of a fully functioning piece of equipment.

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Makerspaces 201: I've got cardboard. Now what?

Learn about the MakerSpace program at Stewart Middle Magnet School over the last two years - starting with just three bins of K'nex and a vision, and transform…

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What Should I Buy For My New Makerspace? A Five-Step Framework For Making the Right Purchases | EdSurge News

I recently was asked to give a webinar that would guide participants through selecting the right products for their makerspace, where I unveiled my “Worlds of Making 'MAKER' Framework.” I was really excited about this opportunity, as it gave me the chance to address one of the questions I am most frequently asked.

In my work with schools across the country, I have shied away from telling people what they should buy in their makerspace, although many want to know from me what they should buy. I strongly believe in following a process for how you and go about selecting the right products for your makerspace.

My definition of what a makerspace is drives every decision I make for my makerspace, and that includes selecting the right products for my makerspace. Many people associate the Maker Movement with ‘stuff’ like 3D printers, but in my opinion, this isn’t what pushes children outside of their comfort zone, it is that opportunity for open-ended exploration that is key. When creating a makerspace, many school districts just go out and buy things that other districts buy, really in essence, just replicating another school districts makerspace.

But here’s the reality: no two school makerspaces should be exactly alike because no two school communities are exactly alike.

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Want To Create a Budget-Friendly Makerspace in the New Year? Think, Plan, and Organize. | Make:

Want To Create a Budget-Friendly Makerspace in the New Year? Think, Plan, and Organize. | Make: | Knowledge Gathering & Management and Wellness | Scoop.it
After the 2017 STEAM Symposium in San Francisco there were many great ideas floating around the brain. It was next to impossible to capture them all. When getting to the meat of what was most useful to share with the Maker community what really stood out was exploring the best ways to create budget-friendly makerspaces. This is constantly discussed in education circles as makerspaces are not only a hot trend, but visibly impact the student learning experience. My personal highlight was meeting and chatting with MAKE’s very own Dale Dougherty who was passionate about the concept of Makerspace design by and for the user or what is commonly known as user-center design.

When designing a space, a couple things are clear, while you don’t need a lot of money to start you need a minimum of a clearly defined vision, mission and purpose. Whether you plan to ring in the New Year in a brand new makerspace or undergo a makerspace reboot, here are some tips collected from the STEAM Symposium experts and from the San Diego Maker community to get you going.

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Transform Your School: Practical Tips for Starting a Makerspace @DIANARENDINA

"Makerspaces are an amazing way to bring STEAM, creativity and informal learning into your school, but with so much information out there, many educators aren’t sure of where to get started. In this session, you will get ideas and inspiration on how to bring the Maker Education Movement into your school. Topics covered will include: cultivating a Maker culture, getting student input, finding space, securing funds and donations, gathering supplies, making it happen, and sharing with others. Throughout the presentation, you will see examples from the creation of our school’s library Makerspace, as well as examples from other schools."


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Norton Gusky's curator insight, April 18, 2015 8:03 AM

Here's a slide deck that outlines the key issues for moving forward with a Maker space. In the Pittsburgh area Maker Spaces are popping up in schools, libraries, community centers, and wherever kids are building and creating. 

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How to Build an Unbeatable Content Marketing Plan

How to Build an Unbeatable Content Marketing Plan | Knowledge Gathering & Management and Wellness | Scoop.it

Maintaining a steady stream of content that's unique and interesting to your target audience is a challenge. But with a big dose of creativity (and a little help from content idea generators), you can create content that's not only valuable to your market, but also stands out from the sea of information.

44 Fantastic Types of Content
There are tons of options out there for content you can create. Forty four content types are outlined below, so look through the list and see which ones would make a perfect fit in your marketing plan....


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Tom King's curator insight, February 7, 2015 10:51 AM

Vlogging, Surveys, Contests, and Apps are all great ways to drive traffic to your website(s). Are you using these and other ideas to build your content marketing plan for 2015?

Kim Swagemakers's curator insight, February 7, 2015 11:17 AM

I've been busy developing my first information product like this. Hubspot always beats me in my ideas, which is frustrating and motivaing at the sam time. But this article rocks, it is so very complete.

Faire-connaitre.net's curator insight, February 10, 2015 5:51 AM

big to do list !

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Day One's New Publish Feature Turns A Great Journaling App Into A Sleek ... - Cult of Mac

Day One's New Publish Feature Turns A Great Journaling App Into A Sleek ... - Cult of Mac | Knowledge Gathering & Management and Wellness | Scoop.it
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Publish allows you to selectively share Day One entries with the world.
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Curation Confusion: Scoop.it, Storify or Curata?

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Storify or SCOOP.IT

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Scoop.it: reinventing content curation and development

http://scoop.it is working to make it easier to curate content and share that content with your friends via a beautiful magazine. Here Guillaume Decugis, CEO...
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How To Add a SCOOP.IT Widget on WordPress, Blogger Blogs and Websites

http://BasicBlogTips.com/blogging-tips Scoopit is a hot new curation tool that I mentioned in a previous video. You can add Scoopit to page on your WordPress...
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How to use Storify

A 12-minute webinar on how to log in to Storify and use it on your website to provide engaging social media content for news events in your community.
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6 GREAT Makerspace Practices That You Need to See

6 GREAT Makerspace Practices That You Need to See | Knowledge Gathering & Management and Wellness | Scoop.it

One of the goals of my newest book, The Kickstart Guide to Making GREAT Makerspaces, was to highlight best practices in makerspaces around the world. Since the book's publication, I have continued to see many people creating not just makerspaces, but GREAT makerspaces. I honestly could write another book based on all of the amazing things I am seeing happening, but wanted to share with you in this post, 6 that recently have stood out to me. 


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Sphero EDU - Makerspace Guide

Sphero EDU - Makerspace Guide | Knowledge Gathering & Management and Wellness | Scoop.it

"This guide was written to provide a school, library or after-school makerspace program enough support to begin using Sphero and maintain some initial momentum. In other words, to help establish an instructional program that leverages Sphero in a makerspace, supporting everything from dedicated maker projects aligned with curriculum to original student-driven inventions / creations to after-school programs and even free play."

 

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Check out this AWESOME #Maker #Education site! Thank You @jackiegerstein !!

Check out this AWESOME #Maker #Education site! Thank You @jackiegerstein !! | Knowledge Gathering & Management and Wellness | Scoop.it
The Maker Movement is a technological and creative revolution underway around the world. Fortunately for educators, the Maker Movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing. Embracing the lessons of the Maker Movement holds the keys to reanimating the best, but oft-forgotten learner-centered teaching practices. New tools and technology, such as 3D printing, robotics, microprocessors, wearable computing, e-textiles, “smart” materials, and new programming languages are being invented at an unprecedented pace. The Maker Movement creates affordable — even free — versions of these inventions, and shares tools and ideas online, creating a vibrant, collaborative community of global problem-solvers.

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Joe Parsons's curator insight, July 9, 2015 2:07 PM

Not much info on 3D printing, but I found some ideas for next year.

John Evans's curator insight, August 3, 9:18 AM

Jackie's Maker Education site is likely one of the most complete sources of ideas and activities for any makerspace. A MUST VISIT!!

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Storytelling, Empathy, and Generosity: Latest Brain Research

Storytelling, Empathy, and Generosity: Latest Brain Research | Knowledge Gathering & Management and Wellness | Scoop.it
Science proves the obvious: If you can put yourself in someone else's shoes, you're more likely to want to help them.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 5, 2016 12:50 PM

Here's a fascinating article exploring the link between empathy and generosity.

 

Now we've know for awhile that storytelling builds empathy between people, and that building storytelling skills means you are building your empathy muscles.

 

What we haven't yet linked through hard neorscience research was the effect of empathy on generosity to others. Now we have that research and the results.

 

Turns out the link is significant. This article shares the research and findings. Frankly, I'm glad I wasn't a test subject (you'll know why when you read the article).

 

As the researchers state, we now know what areas in the brain are involved in empathy and generosity -- and what happens in the brain when people are stingy. 

 

Read the article to find out more. Story on!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Follow her on Twitter @kdietz

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10 tips to curate like a rockstar

Best practices: 10 Tips to Curate Content like a Rockstar

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A great process to gather knowledge and tips on the passion of your choice and share it with others.

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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East | Knowledge Gathering & Management and Wellness | Scoop.it
These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.

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Lora Tortolani's curator insight, March 15, 2015 8:47 PM

It is interesting to see the same trends over and over again.  These maps are a great tool to show the history of the area, as well as the history of religion and political views.  I appreciate the information provided since the Middle East has undergone the most transitions (going all the way back to Mesopotamia) and its history can be confusing. 

Alex Vielman's curator insight, November 23, 2015 3:17 PM

Maps like the ones posted in this article, really helps people to understand and break down deeply of understanding the entire region as a whole. Visualization is very important in geography when trying to understand the region people are talking about. this region as goes down to the Mesopotamia Era. It is important to know, how the culture was in this area to how it differentiated during the Ottoman Empire. During the first couple of maps, we can begin to see the division of the entire region. As you go on, we begin to notice the divisions between people, religion, language between states and in-states. There is so much information to know about the Middle East region and it may be even harder to understand due to the tons of changes and separations, but it is important to understand these divisions like the Sunni's and the Shi'ites in order to fully explain the development and the current situations that are occurring in this region as we speak. 

Matt Ramsdell's curator insight, December 7, 2015 5:18 PM

These 40 maps are a very interesting way of showing how people have traveled around and moved about the Earth from the time of the fertile crescent era to the people of today. It shows us the paths that people have taken to move to a new location. How they used the Meditteranean Sea to move from one side to the other. It also shows how the Tigris and Euphrates came together to form a smaller area of the Persian gulf. This led to smalled economic growth because now there is less land for imports and exports.

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Curation Platforms | Comparison tables - SocialCompare

Curation Platforms | Comparison tables - SocialCompare | Knowledge Gathering & Management and Wellness | Scoop.it
Compare Amplify vs BagTheWeb vs BlogBridge vs CIThread vs Chripstory vs ConnectN vs Curated.by vs CurationStation vs Eqentia vs Flockler vs HabitStream vs KeepStream vs Knowledge Plaza vs Kweeper vs LinkedIn Today vs Storify vs Scoop.it ...

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Building the Next WhatsApp or Instagram: The Network Effect Playbook - Wired

Building the Next WhatsApp or Instagram: The Network Effect Playbook - Wired | Knowledge Gathering & Management and Wellness | Scoop.it
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Building the Next WhatsApp or Instagram: The Network Effect Playbook
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Behance, Pinterest, Instagram, Dribble, Scoop.It have all gained traction by building a corpus of content before building a social network.
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Scoop.it tutorial

Instructions on using scoop.it for the classroom.
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SCOOP.IT for the classroom.

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Amy Schmitz Weiss on Storify as a learning tool

SDSU's Dr. Amy Schmitz Weiss describes ways she uses Storify for student assignments in her classes in the School of Journalism and Media Studies.
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How to use Storify as a learning tool.

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Twitter Chat Tool: Storify

How to use Storify as a tool to archive your Twitter chats. David Erickson of the e-Strategy Blog (http://e-StrategyBlog.com/) demonstrates how he uses Stori...
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Use Storify to archive Twitter chats

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