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The Future Belongs to the Makers – John Spencer

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When you hear the word “create” or “make,” you might be tempted to think of a tangible, physical product. However, in design thinking, students might design other types of products. So here are some of the types of things students might create.

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Students learn so much more when they create. 
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Learning to take what you know and create new knowledge is what students must know for this century
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Demco Post: 3 Design Challenges for the Low Tech Makerspace

Demco Post: 3 Design Challenges for the Low Tech Makerspace | Makerspace in school | Scoop.it
You don't need a lot of tech to have a design challenges in your makerspace. Check out my Demco post to learn three easy challenges to implement.
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Build . DESIGN SQUAD GLOBAL | PBS KIDS

Build . DESIGN SQUAD GLOBAL | PBS KIDS | Makerspace in school | Scoop.it
Hands-on engineering activities featuring easy-to-find materials and step-by-step instructions. Try an activity and upload a photo of what you've built.
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Projects ranging from easy to challenging.  Great ideas that are easily modified.
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Girls Knit Their Way to a Math Career

Girls Knit Their Way to a Math Career | Makerspace in school | Scoop.it
In the basement of the North Branch Library in Nashville, Tenn., on a recent Saturday, you could hear alternating murmurs of excitement and exasperation over the soft clicking of needles. A small…
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We have many bags of yarn in our Makerspace.  Students enjoy crochet, but we need a knitting lesson or two!
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7 Tips for Planning a Makerspace -- THE Journal

7 Tips for Planning a Makerspace -- THE Journal | Makerspace in school | Scoop.it
An increasing number of K-12 schools are transforming classrooms, libraries or other spaces into Informal workshop environments where students can tinker or invent, and with good reason. According to The NMC/CoSN Horizon Report: 2016 K-12 Edition, "Makerspaces are also increasing student exposure to STEM subjects and technical disciplines. Learners are applying maker skills to address some of the world's pressing challenges with innovative solutions."

But how do makerspaces get started? THE Journal spoke with several experts, who shared their insights into the makerspace planning phase — not just designing or equipping the space itself but preparing the students and staff so that they're able to make the best possible use of it.

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The Future Belongs to the Makers – John Spencer

The Future Belongs to the Makers – John Spencer | Makerspace in school | Scoop.it
When you hear the word “create” or “make,” you might be tempted to think of a tangible, physical product. However, in design thinking, students might design other types of products. So here are some of the types of things students might create.

Via John Evans, Stephania Savva, Ph.D
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Lee Hall's curator insight, September 15, 2016 10:30 AM
Students learn so much more when they create. 
Ginger Jewell's curator insight, September 16, 2016 10:41 AM
Learning to take what you know and create new knowledge is what students must know for this century
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Makerspace Stories and Social Media: Leveraging the Learning

Makerspace Stories and Social Media: Leveraging the Learning | Makerspace in school | Scoop.it
By assigning students a one-minute, social-media-friendly video reflecting on their makerspace experience, you encourage them to bring their learning into the world where they live.
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Why a Growth Mindset is Crucial to Learning | Edudemic

Why a Growth Mindset is Crucial to Learning | Edudemic | Makerspace in school | Scoop.it
The belief that we are born being good at certain things and bad at other things is called a fixed mindset.
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Maker Mindset and our Invention Literacy PBL

Maker Mindset and our Invention Literacy PBL | Makerspace in school | Scoop.it
(If you haven't read my other posts on invention literacy, this project was inspired by Jay Silver. Read more posts about invention literacy at RHS here.) I had some visitors in my library makerspace last week that were wanting to add an aspect of maker education into their own libraries. As they walked around our space,…
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17 Best 3D Printers for Schools and Education

17 Best 3D Printers for Schools and Education | Makerspace in school | Scoop.it
School is where you are given the chance to learn and create. So a 3D printer for schools, will educate and innovate tech happy students and teachers.
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The MakerEd 100 'Must Do' List - Making is Elementary

The MakerEd 100 'Must Do' List - Making is Elementary | Makerspace in school | Scoop.it
Looking for MakerEd ideas for your makerspace? Below is an EPIC bucket list of 100 awesome activities, inspirational ideas and gigantic goals for making, along with links to instructions, tutorials and related MakerEd resources. This is my personal list that I’m currently working through. I use it for focus and inspiration. I hope that it will inspire you. … Continue reading The MakerEd 100 ‘Must Do’ List
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A Maker Movement for a World Beyond Things

A Maker Movement for a World Beyond Things | Makerspace in school | Scoop.it
What about the makers who give us poetry, mathematics, philosophy, and dance? Students need opportunities to explore making beyond materialism.
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Five Ways to Ensure Real Learning Happens in Maker-Enhanced Projects

Five Ways to Ensure Real Learning Happens in Maker-Enhanced Projects | Makerspace in school | Scoop.it
Maker education is a great way to get kids engaged with solving problems and creating elegant solutions, but if teachers don't clearly tie class projects to
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Makerspaces and Equal Access to Learning

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Makerspaces can democratize learning, create a culture of participation, allow for teaching with visual cues, offer thematic planning opportunities, and facilitate differentiated instruction.
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Maker Camp: Toy Making and Hacking

Maker Camp: Toy Making and Hacking | Makerspace in school | Scoop.it
For the past two summers, I have gotten the marvelous opportunity to teach maker education camps to elementary level students, ages 5 to 12. Each week has a different theme and each theme meets for the five weekdays from 9:00 to 12:00 with a half hour break. Our first week's theme was on Toy Making…
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