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How to Design Your Own MakerSpaces - Daily Genius

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What are MakerSpaces? Makers build, fix, and create. They are students, teachers, tinkerers, cooks, technology buffs, architects, crafters, performers, hobbyists, builders, artists, engineers, scientists, and writers. They use the MakerSpace to solve real life problems with access to tools and materials. A MakerSpace is not confined to a school setting but can also be a community space like a public library where community members off all ages, means, and abilities can design, prototype, and create original works. On March 18th and 19th, we celebrated New Jersey Makers Day, and I had the opportunity to visit a number of different Maker events in various communities. These are some themes and big ideas that I noticed in my travels. Perhaps these big ideas will inspire you to create your own MakerSpace makeover in your own classroom, school, or local community.

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Thats brilliant
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Making The Grade: How #Schools Are #Creating And #Using #Makerspaces - Tech Learning #makered 

Making The Grade: How #Schools Are #Creating And #Using #Makerspaces - Tech Learning #makered  | Tech Tools | Scoop.it
About two years ago, Summit Elementary in Oconomowoc (WI) brought in laptops and ramped up its science and math curriculum in an effort to reach the hands-on, active learners who had already begun to check out. A committee researched the maker movement, secured a grant from a local education foundation, and turned the outdated computer lab into a makerspace. Now, as part of their specials schedule, students spend an hour each week in the makerspace, learning about the design process and playing with the materials. Because it’s been such a big hit, the committee applied for another grant to create four maker carts that teachers can check out. The carts—Engineering, Math & Science, Tech & Robotics, and Creativity—include materials and activity binders. “Teachers design lessons around the materials that fit right into the curriculum,” says Wendy Harrop, learning resource teacher. “They hold STEM challenges and do buddy classes with older and younger students.”

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27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students

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27 Ways To Inspire Innovative Thinking In Students by TeachThought Staff Innovating thinking is one of those awkward concepts in education--on
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Harriet Rolfe's curator insight, May 25, 2016 10:23 PM

I like the concepts in this article- however I would love a bit more practical advice at how I extend my teaching strategies to promote innovative thinking

Lacey Mack's curator insight, May 28, 2016 10:09 PM
Not only is the diagram attractive, it has some excellent points. Links with the flipped classroom approach and State Schooling Explicit Instruction
Stephania Savva, Ph.D's comment, June 3, 2016 2:11 AM
Thanks for sharing this interesting article!
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Perspectives on Teaching Code in Elementary Schools

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"Educators are discovering for the first time that coding has a place in elementary schools, but how do we make it fit seamlessly? If Hour of Code is the springboard, what happens next? My approach to lesson design embeds coding and Computer Science into math.  This lesson model follows an inquiry and knowledge based format. It centres around students pursuing a goal and giving them time to improve a product through collaboration and feedback. Consider the following observations on coding:

     * Building programs is centred around a need or a goal

     * Enhancing the programming of a code is a collaborative process
     * The thinking processes required by students is intensive
     * Coding enriches the curriculum for students
     * The application of math is evident and natural
     * Scratch is a kid-friendly programming language with many advanced features in coding


In order to highlight these points, we will examine the viewpoints of the teacher, the principal and most importantly, the student. The students for this lesson include Helena and Ailish who are in grade 6 and who have coded for a few months. During the lesson, Ms Kelly Rizzo, the school principal, provided feedback that influenced the direction of the task in a motivational way. If coding is truly important for students, we have to gather the thoughts of various participants."


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Tinker Thinker: 21 Awesome Maker Kits - @TeachThought

Tinker Thinker: 21 Awesome Maker Kits - @TeachThought | Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Being a relatively new concept, the definition of Maker Ed isn’t exactly set in stone, though it roughly relates learning by making.

What your definition of “making” is will likely help you form your definition of maker ed and learning through making, whether that be clay for sculpting, wood and saws for building, or apps for digital wares. Is it a kit, or is “making” more about starting with nothing and ending with something?

The 21 kits below are a part of the former, but they’re also incredibly cool. They have less to do with making from scratch and more to do with making from pre-made materials (kits), but that doesn’t make them any less useful for learning through play and creation. Oh, and we’ve got 2 or 3 books in there as well.

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NESTVAL 2015: The Geography of Food

"My 2015 NESTVAL presentation in an APHG session on the geography of food."


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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, October 10, 2015 6:09 PM

Things to consider when teaching about food production from a geographical perspective - remember to link to Biomes.

asli telli's curator insight, October 15, 2015 1:40 AM

#Food is #geographical and #mobile...

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, January 26, 2017 1:36 PM
unit 5
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6 Christmas Stories Brought To Life On The iPad - MakeUseOf.com

6 Christmas Stories Brought To Life On The iPad - MakeUseOf.com | Tech Tools | Scoop.it
There are a few traditions that are crucial to the full Christmas experience: listening to Christmas music, putting up Christmas lights, making your favorite Christmas desserts, and, of course, reading Christmas stories.

The following six stories are sure to make your family smile at Christmas — especially now that they’ve been brought to life like never before on the iPad. So sit around the fire, pour yourself some mulled wine or hot chocolate, and enjoy these Christmas classics!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Bioman Biology - Science Games and Virtual Labs

Free Technology for Teachers: Bioman Biology - Science Games and Virtual Labs | Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Bioman Biology is a nice resource that I learned about from David Andrade. On Bioman Biology you will find dozens of educational games and virtual labs designed to help students learn about topics related to biology. The games and virtual labs are organized into eight topics; physiology, cells, ecology, genetics, classification, life chemistry, respiration, and scientific methods. Most the games are Flash-based but a handful of them are available as free iPad apps. The games and virtual labs are appropriate for middle school students.

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Reading Fluency with Explain Everything - iTeach with iPads

Reading Fluency with Explain Everything - iTeach with iPads | Tech Tools | Scoop.it
We are 35 days into this school year and several of my students are reading.  They are excited when they find words and phrases they know in books and in environmental print.  They love to share with anyone who will listen words or books they can read.  Even at age 5, my students see the treasure that is unlocked when one can read.  The fire has been lit and my fervent hope is nothing and no one comes along and puts that fire out.

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World Record Mapping Event

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Join our FREE GIS Day World Record mapping event taking place during Geography Awareness week (Nov 17th -21nd 2014, video with more details).  With a local to global perspective, we want students to map their thoughts and feeling about their local area.

 

They can add their data to a global map that is shared with the world. Help us achieve our goal of having 100,000 students take part globally.  The event will provide great opportunities for:

 

Using the latest GIS technologySpatial thinkingData analysis with GISMap designConnecting students with their peers worldwide

Tags: mapping, GIS,  K12, ESRI, geospatial, edtech.

 


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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, October 6, 2014 12:19 PM

We are totally doing this!!!! Unit 1

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A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks

A Wonderful Visual on How to Use SAMR Model On Different Classroom Tasks | Tech Tools | Scoop.it

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Andrea Zeitz's curator insight, September 14, 2014 7:36 AM

Beautiful interactive image on the SAMR model. iPadders have provided examples of how to use each classroom task according to the different SAMR categories. And in each category, a set of apps and tools are provided to help you carry out the task under study. Nicely integrated!

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10 Tricks to Make Yourself an Evernote Master

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Evernote is well established as the go-to app for organizing just about everything in your life. Whether it's notes for a novel or bookmarks from the Web, Evernote can take pretty much anything you want to throw at it. But are you using the platform to its full potential? Here are 10 quick tips for turning yourself into an Evernote power user.

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niftyjock's curator insight, September 9, 2014 6:20 PM

Evernote will take over your life

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Guide to Google Apps for the iPad - Infographic

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, September 13, 2014 4:02 PM

This infographic is useful because of the ideas for how it should be used and how it can be used.

Sarah Ogden's curator insight, September 15, 2014 10:24 PM

Terrific for getting our new users organized! 

Bev Jones's curator insight, December 9, 2014 2:27 AM

@CareerCollegeT @HughBaird  Useful Apps for IPads

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades K-2

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Looking for advice on integrating iPads in K-2 classrooms? In this curated guide, we've compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.

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How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching

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How Technology Should Have Already Changed Your Teaching by Terry Heick A little bit of technology doesn't change much. Can make things
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3 Games to help you teach code

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Coding has been the hot topic in education and STEM conversations for the past year. I have paid attention to the extent that I know it's important for tod
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The Maker Movement Is About More Than Science and Math — But Is All This Tinkering Really Effective?

The Maker Movement Is About More Than Science and Math — But Is All This Tinkering Really Effective? | Tech Tools | Scoop.it
In the last few years, the “maker movement” has become a marvel in American schools through Maker Faires featuring homemade robots to after-school programs that teach kids to code — to entire schools geared around the art of tinkering.
Maker-centered education, so the narrative often goes, could have profound benefits for students hoping to find work in a STEM-related job. Even President Obama has touted the economic benefits the maker movement could have on efforts to reinvigorate American manufacturing.

But for teachers who use making in their classrooms, the movement is about something much bigger — something that enhances educational experiences for all kids. They argue this learning-by-doing approach is an effective way to teach students how to develop character and purpose.

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The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning -

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In an ongoing effort towards polishing the edges, over the years we have continued to refine the processes we apply to the Personal Passion Project. We have gained insights into the sorts of projects that work well and which will cause difficulties. We have added a degree of structure while maintaining the required degree of freedom necessary for a personalised project.

The results of this learning are presented (in the model above and the text) below.

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My Must-Have iPad Apps, 2014 Edition - MacStories

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For the past four years, I've been running a series called My Must-Have Apps that, once a year, collects all the apps I find indispensable to get work done on my iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Considering changes to my daily life and workflow, this year will only feature my must-have iPad and iPhone apps. As with last year, I want to start from the iPad.

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Digital Storytelling and Authentic Assessments - Edutopia

Digital Storytelling and Authentic Assessments - Edutopia | Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Digital storytelling is a powerful way to engage students in the writing process. Whether they are telling stories from a summer vacation or writing a persuasive essay on a community issue, technology tools can help motivate reluctant writers. Students can use their writing, audio recordings, video creations, illustrations, and images to create a digital storytelling product that demonstrates their understanding of a concept.

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Safer Schools with Creative Commons - iPad4Schools

Safer Schools with Creative Commons - iPad4Schools | Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Teachers and their students are moving more and more online. Kids are blogging their learning as an excellent way to build confidence, reflect and gather feedback. Schools are showcasing the best of their students’ work on their websites.and the educational world is benefiting from a collaborative worldwide connections.

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

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Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 18, 2014 2:10 PM

Geography and current events

Olivier Tabary's curator insight, November 28, 2014 12:06 PM

Many interesting tools to practice and to discover

Jamie Mitchell's curator insight, March 8, 2016 1:04 AM

Amazing resources about places and topics in Geography

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6 Great tools for content curation - Daily Genius

6 Great tools for content curation - Daily Genius | Tech Tools | Scoop.it

"I read recently that content curation is dead. I have a few different arguments against this concept, but for now, I’ll keep it short and sweet: Content curation is not dead, and while the debate over curating content online vs creating new content will rage on and on, curating content for other reasons is still going strong.

 That said, there are a lot of different ways to go about content curation, so we’ve test driven a few different tools so you can figure out which might work best for you whether you’re curating content for work projects, assigning it as a school project, for your own professional development, or personal interests."


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Zigmas Bigelis's curator insight, October 6, 2014 3:07 AM

I am using  5 of 6 tools

magnus sandberg's curator insight, October 6, 2014 3:31 AM

I'm rescooping this for three reasons. First, the term "curation" is fairly new to me and it is nice to see how different forms it can take. Secondly, I read so many blogposts entitled "10 tools for this" or "35 reasons for that". It is nice too see one of those where all of the 6 tools are actually great. Third, the fact that I actually have experience with three of the six tools makes me feel good. So enjoy :) 

Olga Boldina's curator insight, October 6, 2014 6:42 AM

добавить свой понимание ...

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How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing

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For students to embrace the skills needed in a changing technology landscape, teachers must coordinate knowledge, instructional practices, and technologies to positively influence academic achievement.

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Resources for Getting Started with Project-Based Learning

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Edutopia's curated compilation of online resources for understanding and beginning to implement project-based learning.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, September 9, 2014 9:11 AM

This is great stuff! Useful resources with background information. Or you can just call Ginger Lewman and/or check out her Life Practice cards.