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How to Bring 'More Beautiful' Questions Back to School | MindShift | KQED News

How to Bring 'More Beautiful' Questions Back to School | MindShift | KQED News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Young children ask lots of questions, but around the time they enter school, those questions begin to fade. Author Warren Berger outlines five ways to help students become better questioners and nurture a child's curiosity.
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Ultimate Makerspace Guide For Schools and Libraries - Makerspaces.com

Ultimate Makerspace Guide For Schools and Libraries - Makerspaces.com | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
What is a makerspace? What projects and materials do you recommend for a makerspace? Why are makerspaces becoming so popular in schools and libraries? These are just some of the questions we hear often. In order to help, we decided to put together a collection of our favorite makerspace resources and websites.

In this post, you will find over 101+ links to makerspace related articles, guides, checklists and more that will help you get started with hands-on maker education.
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Is Creativity a Skill? - EdSurge

Is Creativity a Skill? - EdSurge | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Are you creative? How would you know, or convince your boss? According to a new LinkedIn analysis of member profiles, creativity tops the chart of soft skills that employers are looking for.

A skill is loosely defined as the ability to do something well. The word traces back to Old Norse for “power of discernment.” In the early 13th century, the word was also used to describe one’s “sense of ability, cleverness.” Skills can also be taught, improved, measured and defined—and be done with some consistency and reliability.


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Innovate My School - 7 steps to help parents support their children's Maths learning via Shelly Sanchez @ShellTerrell ‏

Innovate My School - 7 steps to help parents support their children's Maths learning via Shelly Sanchez @ShellTerrell ‏ | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Parental engagement in any subject is key to academic success - some studies show a probability increase of more than 50% for children who are supported by parents in their learning to achieve top grades versus children who receive little or no support.
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Top 18 Virtual Reality Apps That Are Changing How Kids Learn

Top 18 Virtual Reality Apps That Are Changing How Kids Learn | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Technology progress influences the way kids learn, and it’s constantly changing. Internet, smartphones, and apps have connected people globally without caring about the distance. Within seconds you can communicate with anybody anywhere.

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“The main benefit of virtual reality is providing experiences that would otherwise be impossible because of time, distance, and finances. In education, virtual reality simulations help kids learn by experimenting as if it is real“

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18 apps for kids to learn with Virtual Reality

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Devices That Will Invade Your Life in 2019 (and What’s Overhyped) - The New York Times

Devices That Will Invade Your Life in 2019 (and What’s Overhyped) - The New York Times | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A.I. that responds to your voice. Next-generation wireless networks. If this year’s biggest consumer technology trends have a familiar ring, there’s a reason for that.

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Digital farming using drones and remote sensing analytics

Digital farming using drones and remote sensing analytics | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The $5T global agriculture industry still relies on the observations of human scouts to determine crop conditions. Read how farming with drones and remote sensing is helping farmers make the digital transformation.

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Is there anything drones can't do?? ;)

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For those schools considering drone projects in their STEM+ initiatives.  They are a key part of future food security, agriculture and textile farming.
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Forget Screen Time Rules — Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child, Author Says : NPR

Forget Screen Time Rules — Lean In To Parenting Your Wired Child, Author Says : NPR | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In his new book, The New Childhood, Jordan Shapiro argues that we're not spending enough screen time with our kids.
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Getting Students to Take Control - Getting Smart

Getting Students to Take Control - Getting Smart | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
For centuries, the majority of kids who attend school do so for one reason: it is mandatory. Think back to when you were in school, now envision you were offered the following choices:

You master the material and receive a low grade
You don’t understand the material and receive a high-grade
Which would you choose? Sure, some would rather master the material, but the majority would aim for the higher grade. In order to transform the learning process from standardization to personalization, we need to help students shift their view of school away from focusing on grades to focusing on their personal self-growth. We need to show them they are not just there because they have to be.
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Creativity Catapult : Creativity Activities Collection

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"Developed by the Bay Area Discovery Museum, with its research division, the Center for Childhood Creativity, Creativity Catapult is an online collection of activities to promote children’s creativity development. Curated by experts with contributions from esteemed education institutions from around the globe, Creativity Catapult is intended for practitioners charged with raising a generation of future innovators – parents, teachers and informal educators – as well as kids themselves.

 

"Activities can be filtered by age, topic, number of participants, level of difficulty, duration of time, and skill. The collection represents a broad range of interests and skill levels with topics ranging from cooking to coding.

 

"Creativity is a fundamental skill in today’s rapidly changing world and we know creativity can be cultivated. In its research brief, Inspiring a Generation to Create: Critical Components of Creativity in Children, the Center for Childhood Creativity establishes a framework for building creativity in children: “Seven Components of Creativity” (imagination & originality, flexibility, decision making, communication & self-expression, collaboration, motivation, and action & movement).

 

"Activities in Creativity Catapult are research-backed, with each linking to one or more of these seven components.

 

"An external review board, comprised of experts in creativity development and education, also evaluated the activities. In addition to ensuring the activities promote creativity skills, the review board looked for activities that are naturally fun and interesting, and easy to do with inexpensive materials."

 

Creativity Catapult is funded by the Disney corporation. -JL


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The Science Classroom Makerspace - Edutopia

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Discussions of maker education often dazzle with stories of fanciful robots, exotic materials, and whimsical ideas for cross-disciplinary projects. These impressive examples showcase the amazing things creative people can do, but when I wanted to build making into my freshman biology course, I felt stymied. When I reframed making as integral rather than optional, I found a way to let students create.
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Japanese Hotel Fires Robot Staff After They Annoy Human Staff and Guests - Interesting Engineering

Japanese Hotel Fires Robot Staff After They Annoy Human Staff and Guests - Interesting Engineering | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A Japanese hotel has fired hundred of its robotic staff because they weren't doing a good job. The Henn-na “Strange” Hotel in Nagasaki Prefecture has laid off 243 robots after they started to cause more work for their human colleagues. 

One of the robots that got the ax was a doll-shaped assistant placed in each room called Churi. Churi was supposed to help guests plan their stay by answering questions about local attractions
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Training for jobs of the future: BCIT partners with Microsoft for education

Training for jobs of the future: BCIT partners with Microsoft for education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) – the post-secondary institution recognized for integrating education and industry – is announcing a partnership with Microsoft Corp. and its Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program to teach foundation computational skills for BC high-school students. This partnership recognizes the value of exposing young learners to the jobs of the future while equipping them with the appropriate knowledge and skills for success in the future tech workforce.


With support from the BC Ministry of Education and BCIT, the BC branch of TEALS has already educated more than 400 students across four BC high schools. Credit: Microsoft
Microsoft TEALS exists because many high schools want to offer computer science courses but often don’t have teachers who are trained on the subject. To fill this gap, TEALS volunteers work with classroom teachers to team-teach students, and to equip instructors with the knowledge to teach students on their own.
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7 Components of Creativity - Creativity Catapult

7 Components of Creativity - Creativity Catapult | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Creativity is learned through practice. While young children are inherently creative, the development of long-term creative potential depends on experience.

The “7 Components of Creativity” – as established by the Center for Childhood Creativity in the white paper, Inspiring a Generation to Create: Critical Components of Creativity in Children (2015)  – provides a framework of the key processes or skills that contribute to creativity, organized across three childhood developmental areas: cognitive; social and emotional; and physical.

The activities in Creativity Catapult each link to one or more of the components.
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One of the most important parts of many management training programs I've conducted has been a focus on teaching creativity.

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Teachers talk Literacy Skills for a Digital World

Teachers talk Literacy Skills for a Digital World | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Today, digital natives are both consuming and creating online or on their mobile phones constantly, and the literacy skills needed for an interconnected world have changed. They include the ability to navigate thousands of sources, locate quality information, evaluate fact from fiction, synthesize, and create and communicate perspectives in the appropriate way to diverse audiences.

To what extent are the literacy skills required for a new world more or less the same as they were before? Will new literate practices need to be generated and if so, what are these new literacies and how can they be learned?


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Learn how to make informed financial decisions to help your money work harder for you with MoneySmart Manitoba.

Learn how to make informed financial decisions to help your money work harder for you with MoneySmart Manitoba. | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Money means different things to different people. This website will help you make financial decisions that enable your money to work harder for you.

 

Check out their Twitter account at @MoneySmartMB

and the Facebook Page 

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Closing the Digital Learning Gap - Digital Promise

Closing the Digital Learning Gap - Digital Promise | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
n the old model of education, the job of schools was to teach students everything they needed to know for life and work. In a rapidly changing world, this is no longer possible. Today, students must acquire knowledge, competencies, and mindsets that prepare them to be productive members of a modern workforce in a global economy powered by technology. They must be prepared to continually learn new skills throughout their lives for a future we cannot predict. And, they must be informed citizens in our democracy.

In recent years, to support these outcomes, a growing number of forward-thinking states, districts, schools, and teachers have adopted technology in learning and strategies proven to be effective.
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Powerful Learning is Authentic and Challenging

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Research shows that student engagement increases when relevance, value, and authenticity are maximized. Students are more invested in learning when they know why they’re learning something—and it’s important to note that not all learners will be motivated by the same purpose.

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For sure.

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What is the first cause of students' engagement : the power of authentic and challenging learning !

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Tech writer suggests '10 Year Challenge' may be collecting data for facial recognition algorithm | CTV News

Tech writer suggests '10 Year Challenge' may be collecting data for facial recognition algorithm | CTV News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As innocuous as it may seem, the viral “10 Year Challenge” flooding social media feeds everywhere may have been created to collect large amounts of data for future facial recognition software, according to one prominent tech writer.
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Pecha Kucha – For the language and communications classroom | PeacheyPublications.com

Pecha Kucha – For the language and communications classroom | PeacheyPublications.com | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Pecha Kucha (Japanese for chit-chat) is a presentation format that is based on using 20 presentation slides but only talking about each of them for 20 seconds. The format, which keeps presentations short and concise (each presentation should be 6 minutes and 40 seconds), was originally designed for the delivery of design presentations, but can be adapted as a speaking or public speaking activity for students.
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Innovate My School - 5 underrated strategies for encouraging creativity

Innovate My School - 5 underrated strategies for encouraging creativity | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Most teachers will say that they are creative every day, citing how they respond to the dynamics of groups and situations which arise. However, it is good to have a reminder about the deliberate use of strategies to promote creative teaching / learning; refreshing our memories, or even meeting new options to give a creative boost to our classroom. Here are five you can use right away:
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It's Not About What You Know. Soft Skills Are Hard - Forbes

It's Not About What You Know. Soft Skills Are Hard - Forbes | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
If we collectively want to keep our jobs we must change the way we look at hard and soft skills. We have to find a way to redefine what they are, what is intensely human and what will remain our competitive advantage over the year in the advent of AI and job-threatening-robots. 

With research showing that less and less importance is placed on conventional intelligence and with studies indicating that it can actually be counterproductive at work to employ too much of one's IQ while at the same time having organizations move away from formal education, what role does knowledge still play in this brave new world of soft skills and humanity?

Professionals who attach a lot of their self-esteem to their intelligence will get bored easily, will get frustrated repeatedly and will feel less inclined to be truly engaged with their colleagues. What's the answer to that? Should they all aim lower to fit in? Is playing dumb a success condition?


We have enough trouble getting passion and courage into ourselves and our people - if we now decide knowledge is superfluous what are we left with?
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Going Beyond the Hour of Code - Digital Promise

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During CS Ed Week, countless teachers and students experienced computer science for the first time. Whether it was their first, second, or hundredth time, I hope that this taste of CS left them hungry for more. Code.org has created a great compilation of resources for how students can continue learning. In this post, I’d like to suggest some ideas for how teachers who are new(ish) to CS can go beyond the Hour of Code.
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How To Help Educators Infuse Purposeful Play and Physical Computing Into Any Classroom - Coffee for the Brain

How To Help Educators Infuse Purposeful Play and Physical Computing Into Any Classroom - Coffee for the Brain | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Recently, I had a wonderful opportunity to work with a school district in my area on one of their staff development days. I had been there before winter break to help them realize the new computer science standards in Iowa along with the 5 year STEM plan from the White House and what this all has to do with them and their classrooms. Anytime you head to a school and talk you know you are not making the connections you really want to achieve. At the time it was the only way to give them some food for thought about teaching practices, the big picture of education, and what we need to be thinking about as educators as the rest of the world is adapting quickly.

When I came back to lead a 3 hour workshop to help them experience this learning in their classroom, I was super excited. I knew if I talked computer science and the standards I would lose 80% of them. I redesigned and reworked a project experience that would allow them to undergo a build process and project idea they could visually see working in their classroom. Instead of focusing on all the latest buzzwords, I ignored them all went with a design challenge. I used design thinking as a way for them to explore and experience building, making, tinkering, coding, physical computing, and application to the classroom.
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The Flexibility of Computational Thinking - Edutopia

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Three middle school projects—in English, math, and history—use computational thinking skills to address social justice topics.
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Tim Cook: It's time for the shadowy world of data brokers to end - Fast Company

Tim Cook: It's time for the shadowy world of data brokers to end - Fast Company | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Many people I’ve spoken to have a pretty good understanding that companies like Facebook and Google have a massive amount of data on them. And most of those people also understand that companies like Facebook and Google package this data about them and sell it to advertisers. But few people I’ve talked to know that Facebook, Google, and other companies also sell your data to third-party data brokers.
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