Tek Tips
55 views | +0 today
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Forget frustrating equations. This Indiana high school teaches algebra you’ll actually use.

Forget frustrating equations. This Indiana high school teaches algebra you’ll actually use. | Tek Tips | Scoop.it

"As soon as Caitlin Scull started her stopwatch, her classmate began texting.

“You want it to be real,” their teacher, Eric Gurule, told Scull and her partner. The student was texting with two hands — which few people do while driving.

The girl switched to just her right hand, holding her phone low near her waist as she pantomimed driving a car. “I’ll see you soon,” she texted her friend.

The watch stopped. 6.82 seconds.

Turns out, a short text sent at 55 mph gets you 393 feet down the road — a little longer than the length of a football field.

The calculations, based on numbers like braking and stopping time, were preceded by a talk in the Noblesville High School classroom from a local 24-year veteran police officer. He detailed to the class of about 20 students the risks of texting and driving, recounting nights he showed up at parents’ front doors to share the tragic news that their children had been killed.

It didn’t look like an Algebra 2 class. But that’s kind of the point.

Gurule teaches what his school calls “financial Algebra 2,” a direct substitute for the typical college-preparatory version that has vexed educators and students ever since Indiana made it part of its graduation requirements about a decade ago. The class meets the state’s Algebra 2 standards and is a good option for some students with learning challenges, those learning English, or those with no need or aptitude for higher-level math. Because it is more focused on real-world problem-solving, instead of the procedural steps of math computation, it can be easier for students to tackle the assignments and remember what to do."


Via John Evans
Gayle Kakac's insight:
Making it real for kids...
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from Green & Clean
Scoop.it!

(6) From Bitcoin To Hashgraph: The Crypto Revolution - Hidden Secrets Of Money Ep 8 - Mike Maloney - 

Bonus Features: http://www.hiddensecretsofmoney.com Today, mankind stands at a crossroads, and the path that humanity chooses may have a greater impact on our freedom and prosperity than any event in history. In 2008 a new technology was introduced that is so important that its destiny, and the destiny of mankind are inextricably linked. 


It is so powerful that if captured and controlled, it could enslave all of humanity. But if allowed to remain free and flourish - it could foster unimaginable levels of peace and prosperity. It has the power to replace all financial systems globally, to supplant ninety percent of Wall St, and to provide some functions of government. It has no agenda. It's always fair and impartial. It can not be manipulated, subverted, corrupted or cheated. 


And - it inverts the power structure and places control of one's destiny in the hands of the individual. In the future, when we look back at the 2.6 million-year timeline of human development and the major turning points that led to modern civilization - the creation of farming, the domestication of animals, the invention of the wheel, the harnessing of electricity and the splitting of the atom - the sixty year development of computers, the internet and this new technology will be looked upon as a single event...a turning point that will change the course of human history. It's called Full Consensus Distibuted Ledger Technology, and so far its major use has been for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin....but its potential goes far, far beyond that.

The Crypto Revolution: From Bitcoin to Hashgraph is our latest episode of Hidden Secrets of Money. It’s about the evolution of cryptocurrencies and full consensus distributed ledger technology, and how they will change our world. I believe that this video is by far the easiest way for the average person to gain an understanding of what cryptocurrencies are and how they work, but more importantly, the immense power of full consensus distributed ledger technology and the impact it will have on our daily lives.


Via Wes Thomas
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

A Fuller Framework for Making in Maker Education - @JackieGerstein

A Fuller Framework for Making in Maker Education - @JackieGerstein | Tek Tips | Scoop.it

"I recently learned, for the first time, about Aristotle’s belief that there were three basic activities of humans: theoria (thinking), poiesis (making), and praxis (doing). Corresponding to these activities were three types of knowledge: theoretical, the end goal being truth; poietical, the end goal being production; and practical, the end goal being action (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praxis_(process))....


All of this led me to think about how this would translate into a full spectrum of making in the context of maker educator. Having such a framework would help insure that learning from the making experience is more robust, not left up to chance. I believe a fuller spectrum or framework would including the following elements:"


Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

10 Useful Educational Apps and Tools for 1:1 Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Useful Educational Apps and Tools for 1:1 Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
If you happen to teach in a 1:1 classroom then you will definitely be concerned about the educational apps to use with your students.  There are tons out there for sure, but many of them are not worthwhile. To this end we curated this selection of some of the most popular apps and tools among 1:1 classroom teachers. Browse through the suggested titles and see what you want to adapt in your class. Enjoy

Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

These high-tech classes are the coolest thing happening in schools today - Tech Insider

These high-tech classes are the coolest thing happening in schools today - Tech Insider | Tek Tips | Scoop.it

"America is in the midst of a "Do It Yourself" (DIY) renaissance. Spurred on by networks like HGTV and DIY, as well as websites like Pinterest, people of all stripes are getting in on the action.

One of the hotbeds of this maker movement? Schools.

From elementary to high school, college and beyond, schools are finding new ways to use 21st-century technology to bring back shop class with a vengeance (and possibly, revolutionizing the educational experience for a new generation of students). With improved access to groundbreaking technologies like 3D printers and laser cutters, young inventors, tinkerers, builders and budding entrepreneurs can prototype and build whatever they can dream up.

In the first episode of Future Now, we'll take you behind the scenes to some of the schools on the cutting edge of, well ... cutting edges. Meet the kids using these makerspaces to invent their own futures, one 3D printed prototype at a time. "


Via John Evans
more...
David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 11, 2016 6:25 PM

Check this out! Thanks to John Evans.

Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from iGeneration - 21st Century Education (Pedagogy & Digital Innovation)
Scoop.it!

iOS 9.3 Has Arrived - New features for teachers!

iOS 9.3 Has Arrived - New features for teachers! | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
While mainly focusing on bug fixes and increased performance, iOS 9.3 introduces few new features which make updating all the more worthwhile.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Gayle Kakac's insight:
iOS 9.3 is finally here!
more...
GwynethJones's curator insight, March 29, 2016 8:28 AM

I haven't even downloaded it yet! I usually wait a week or two before doing so -let others fight the bugs ;-)

Shannon Snow's curator insight, March 29, 2016 8:44 AM

I haven't even downloaded it yet! I usually wait a week or two before doing so -let others fight the bugs ;-)

Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Kiddle Search Engine Is The Google For Kids

Kiddle Search Engine Is The Google For Kids | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
Seriously, kids have it so easy these days. Not only do they have smartphones to be able to communicate with their friends after school's out, but they also probably have more knowledge when it comes to using computers than their parents. While this could be a great thing — they are the future, you know — it can also be very bad if they start searching for or accidentally pulling up things they aren't supposed to see.

Now, to the delight of parents, kids will be able to use their very own version of Google when using this search engine called Kiddle.

Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from Electronic Portfolios
Scoop.it!

11 Essentials for Excellent ePortfolios

11 Essentials for Excellent ePortfolios | Tek Tips | Scoop.it

An electronic portfolio can helping students reflect on their learning, organize and share their products, and maintain a record of their accomplishments for the future.


Via Marni Immega Eschman
more...
Maggie Rouman's comment, February 14, 2016 11:04 PM
Thanks for sharing! Great article1
Maggie Rouman's curator insight, February 14, 2016 11:10 PM
Our students create portfolios for their culminating project for our E-Learning for Educators course. This excellent article by Vicki Davis provides good food for thought about how to create "excellent" portfolios.
Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, February 21, 2016 7:17 PM

Excellent article. I must add that in employers in the future will want to see the ePortfolios of their potential employees. Students can have a definite headstart with their skills and knowledge detailed and practiced in their ePortfolios. 

Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from Professional Learning for Busy Educators
Scoop.it!

How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture - Mind/Shift

How To Weave Growth Mindset Into School Culture - Mind/Shift | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
Adilene Rodriguez admits she has always struggled with academics. Especially in middle school she hated getting up early, found her classes boring and didn’t really see where it was all going. When she started her freshman year at Arroyo High School in San Lorenzo, California, just south of Oakland, she was a shy student who rarely spoke up in class and had little confidence in herself as a scholar.

Rodriguez is now a senior and her approach to school has changed dramatically over her high school career. She attributes her shift to her freshman science teacher, Jim Clark, who taught the class about growth mindset from the very beginning and backed up the discussion with action.

“He would tell me, ‘You need to push yourself, that’s how you’re going to grow. Be confident. You’re not always going to be successful on your first tries, but you can get there,’ ” Rodriguez said

Via John Evans
more...
J A Jones's curator insight, February 10, 2016 10:24 AM

Carol Dweck"s book Mindset is a great resource for teachers who want to learn more about this topic.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 15, 2016 10:29 PM
"She also tries hard to model a growth mindset to her students by being open about her own struggles as a parent and a teacher. “They’re not used to teachers apologizing,” Rodgers said. “But I tell them I’m going to make mistakes all the time. And I think showing that helps them realize they can actually make mistakes.” When teachers and administrators say they want kids to have a growth mindset, the school environment has to back up that rhetoric. At Arroyo, the emphasis on growth mindset came alongside a shift to standards-based grading. Kids can see that mistakes along the way aren’t negatively affecting them and keep working to master the concepts. “When you believe it; they believe,” Rodgers said. “If I didn’t believe this, they wouldn’t buy what I’m selling.”"
Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls - TechCrunch

Why STEM’s Future Rests In The Hands Of 12-Year-Old Girls - TechCrunch | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
The question is, to prevent this deterioration in scores and perceived ability, how do we empower elementary school girls to embrace an interest in STEM and develop leadership skills that will help them navigate their way through school to be prepared to choose any career, including STEM? How can educators address the main factors at this critical 9- to 12-year-old window that are standing in the way of more girls going into STEM fields?

Via John Evans
more...
GwynethJones's curator insight, January 10, 2016 10:23 AM

I'm still super partial to STEAM instead of STEM - but this is worth the read. BUT I'm ALWAYS on board with being a champion to middle school girls! YAY - Go Girls!

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 10, 2016 4:17 PM
Girls are being socialised to believe that they are not maths and science thinkers. We are encouraging the boys and not the girls from a young age. Click through this article to see the Verizon video about girls being told that they are pretty. Powerful.
Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from Professional Learning for Busy Educators
Scoop.it!

Sketchnoting Resources

Sketchnoting Resources | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
Sketchnoting is used in the classroom and for notetaking. These sketchnoting resources will help you learn more about sketchnoting and how to use them.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , John Evans
more...
Adebowale Sodiq's curator insight, October 4, 2015 12:27 PM

GET UNLIMITED SITE TRAFFIC FROM AMERICA, UK, AUSTRALIA, CANADA

 

https://www.fiverr.com/s2/1f46f7ada2

Mick Huiet's curator insight, October 5, 2015 11:56 AM

Need to dive in here!

Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now - Edutopia

Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now - Edutopia | Tek Tips | Scoop.it

"Code.org sums up the situation nicely:

"Computer science drives innovation in the U.S. economy and society. Despite growing demand for jobs in the field, it remains marginalized throughout the U.S. K-12 education system."

There are many reasons for this. As you well know, teachers are already stretched pretty thin, and often it seems like there's just no bandwidth to add something new to a very full schedule. Additionally, some schools have few or no computers and/or tablets for classroom use.

But the earlier we introduce children to coding, the more comfortable they will be when presented with more in-depth learning opportunities in middle and high school. Also, early exposure to coding helps teach children how important it is to understand computers as the valuable tools they are rather than merely fun playthings."


Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching
Scoop.it!

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
The Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic presents types of activities and grading and feedback criteria to help you plan better assessments.

Via Dennis T OConnor
more...
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 25, 2015 3:09 AM

A clear and useful list of activities for assessment.

Karen Molineaux's curator insight, February 25, 2015 8:06 PM

This is a pretty good infographic that serves as a guide when trying to decide what type of activity and grading to do when addressing Bloom's...

Tom Stream's curator insight, March 1, 2015 12:44 PM

As we move to more online learning opportunities, we are going to have to evaluate our evaluation tools.

Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Can #creativity be #taught? - eSchool News

Can #creativity be #taught? - eSchool News | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
As we look at future jobs and technological advancements, having creativity is essential in the workplace. Robots and AI will be able to handle many tasks, even replacing some types of jobs, but we will still need creative thinkers and designers to move ahead globally. As educators, how do we ensure that students learn this skill in our curriculums? Can creativity be taught? Why are some people more creative than others? If you tell students to be creative, do they even know what it means or where to begin?

Via John Evans
Gayle Kakac's insight:
Share your insight
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from E-Learning, Instructional Design, and Online Teaching
Scoop.it!

What is the SAMR Model?

Published on Jul 12, 2016
The SAMR Model is a way for teachers to evaluate how they integrate technology into their teaching. Is it an act of substitution? Augmentation? Modification? Or redefinition? 

Get tips on great edtech tools and teaching practices at http://www.commonsense.org/education

Via Dennis T OConnor
more...
Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 10, 2017 6:41 PM

Excellent resource for instructional designers and online instructors. 

Oskar Almazan's curator insight, May 1, 2017 1:54 PM
The SAMR Model is a way for teachers to evaluate how they integrate technology into their teaching. Is it an act of substitution? Augmentation? Modification? Or redefinition?
 
Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from Geography Education
Scoop.it!

This is where your smartphone battery begins

This is where your smartphone battery begins | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
Workers, including children, labor in harsh and dangerous conditions to meet the world’s soaring demand for cobalt, a mineral essential to powering electric vehicles, laptops, and smartphones, according to an investigation by The Washington Post.

Via Seth Dixon
Gayle Kakac's insight:
I'm afraid this is a very sad aspect of our technology.

more...
James Piccolino's curator insight, March 24, 10:21 AM
As sad as this is, what I think is more sad is that I have to admit when I first saw this headline while scrolling my initial thought was "Oh yeah, I need to buy a new phone battery". I think this says a lot about the differences in culture and priorities of those cultures. We in further developed countries do tend to take things for granted. There are things we get and throw away in a day that some in far off lands spend days to even obtain, with their lives sometimes depending on it.
David G Tibbs's curator insight, March 29, 3:36 PM
We take the luxuries that we have for granite and forget where it comes from, or who pays the physical price for us to have them. One example is electronics and the Congo. The Congo is a country filled with Colbolt which is critical to lithium batteries which powers majority of products that are rechargeable. The price they pay is unsafe mining conditions, indecent wages, and environmental hazards to local communities. 60 percent of the cobalt used today comes from the Congo, and while some companies track it to make sure its "clean" some companies do not check its origins. In 2010 there was a push to add cobalt to a list of resources that come from the Congo to be from a militia free mine. Individual companies have started to be stricter about where they get their Cobalt it's still not mandatory under international law. However with the demand for cobalt is increasing due to more electric power styling for vehicles and other products. In order to meet these demands the cobalt will continue to come from abused people until companies or international law limits and outlines how to deal with the cobalt question.
2
Douglas Vance's curator insight, April 21, 2:10 PM
Given the absurd amount of minerals present in the country, the Democratic Republic of the Congo should be basking in immeasurable wealth. However, as shown by this inetractive and enormously in-depth piece by the Washington Post, the country constantly struggles with child labor, water pollution, and widespread dangerous working condition because of the global demand for minerals like cobalt and copper. 
Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from Tools for Teachers & Learners
Scoop.it!

YouTube Kids App

YouTube Kids App | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
YouTube Kids gives your family an easy way to watch their favorite shows, or explore anything that captures their imagination. It’s free, simple to use, and full of family-friendly videos.

Via Nik Peachey
more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 16, 2016 2:14 AM

Useful free app for using video with younger learners.

Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from Learning & Technology News
Scoop.it!

Teachers want more tech in the classroom—even VR headsets

Teachers want more tech in the classroom—even VR headsets | Tek Tips | Scoop.it

Long gone are the days when it was frowned upon for students to pull out a phone or laptop in a classroom. In the US alone, according to a survey conducted in the last two months from digital education company TES Global, 84% of teachers at the K-12 level are using some form of technology in their lessons


Via Nik Peachey
more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 17, 2016 1:33 AM

Um? Not sure who these teachers are.

Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

8 maker tools to inspire next-gen innovation and design

8 maker tools to inspire next-gen innovation and design | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
How can schools prepare students to be the designers, innovators, and entrepreneurs our economy needs for future success? That was a key area of focus at the 2016 South by Southwest Education (SXSWedu) conference in Austin, Texas, March 7-10, and a number of ed-tech companies and organizations demonstrated possible solutions.

Via John Evans
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

What is a Makerspace? Is it a Hackerspace or a Makerspace?

What is a Makerspace? Is it a Hackerspace or a Makerspace? | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.  These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, cnc machines, soldering irons and even sewing machines.  A makerspace however doesn’t need to include all of these machines or even any of them to be considered a makerspace.  If you have cardboard, legos and art supplies you’re in business.  It’s more of the maker mindset of creating something out of nothing and exploring your own interests that’s at the core of a makerspace.  These spaces are also helping to prepare those who need the critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  They provide hands on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence.  Some of the skills that are learned in a makerspace pertain to electronics, 3d printing, 3D modeling, coding, robotics and even woodworking,   Makerspaces are also fostering entrepreneurship and are being utilized as incubators and accelerators for business startups.  There have already been some amazing success stories that have come out of makerspaces to date.

Via John Evans
more...
Gayle Kakac's curator insight, January 13, 2016 8:49 PM

great info

 

www.cheapassignmenthelp.com's curator insight, January 14, 2016 2:36 AM

Cheap Assignment Help, an online tutoring company, provides students with a wide range of online assignment help services for students studying in classes K-12, and College or university. The Expert team of professional online assignment help tutors at Cheap Assignment Help .COM provides a wide range of help with assignments through services such as college assignment help, university assignment help, homework assignment help, email assignment help and online assignment help. Our expert team consists of passionate and professional assignment help tutors, having masters and PhD degrees from the best universities of the world, from different countries like Australia, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, UAE and many more who give the best quality and plagiarism free answers of the assignment help questions submitted by students, on sharp deadline. Cheap Assignment Help .COM tutors are available 24x7 to provide assignment help in diverse fields - Math, Chemistry, Physics, Writing, Thesis, Essay, Accounting, Finance, Data Analysis, Case Studies, Term Papers, and Projects etc. We also provide assistance to the problems in programming languages such as C/C++, Java, Python, Matlab, .Net, Engineering assignment help and Finance assignment help. The expert team of certified online tutors in diverse fields at Cheap Assignment Help .COM available around the clock (24x7) to provide live help to students with their assignment and questions. We have also excelled in providing E-education with latest web technology. The Students can communicate with our online assignment tutors using voice, video and an interactive white board. We help students in solving their problems, assignments, tests and in study plans. You will feel like you are learning from a highly skilled online tutor in person just like in classroom teaching. You can see what the tutor is writing, and at the same time you can ask the questions which arise in your mind. You only need a PC with Internet connection or a Laptop with Wi-Fi Internet access. We provide live online tutoring which can be accessed at anytime and anywhere according to student’s convenience. We have tutors in every subject such as Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English whatever be the school level. Our college and university level tutors provide engineering online tutoring in areas such as Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics engineering, Mechanical engineering and Chemical engineering.
Regards
http://www.cheapassignmenthelp.com/
http://www.cheapassignmenthelp.co.uk/

Kirstin Beckett's curator insight, January 15, 2016 10:32 PM

Makerspaces also figure in our list of  top 5 big trends in e-learning and education technology for 2016, including coding in classroom, internet of things connected classroon, OERs, Makerspaces and Microlearning. Read more on  http://www.assignmenthelp.net/blog/new-edtech-trends/ ;

Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from Learning & Technology News
Scoop.it!

We Need to Rewrite the Textbook on How to Teach Teachers

We Need to Rewrite the Textbook on How to Teach Teachers | Tek Tips | Scoop.it

Only 15 percent had more than a single page devoted to evidence-based practices; the remainder contained either zero or only a few sentences on methods that have been backed up by the decades of scientific findings that exist in the field of educational psychology.

 


Via Nik Peachey
more...
Sharon Berman's curator insight, February 13, 2016 7:49 PM

Even though the article is long, and does seem to repeat what it is saying, this is an interesting read.  Why are our teachers not being taught so that they can support the needs of our children in the 21st century.  We need to come up with more engaging ways of exciting our children about learning, and about their futures, so that they see tertiary education as more than just a ticket......

Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, February 15, 2016 2:46 AM

Research finds that teacher training has to be based on hands-on experience! Theorising is not enough!!!

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, February 15, 2016 7:12 AM

There is indeed much room for improvement.  Already putting the student at the centre would be a good start.

Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

What is a Makerspace? Is it a Hackerspace or a Makerspace?

What is a Makerspace? Is it a Hackerspace or a Makerspace? | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools.  These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, cnc machines, soldering irons and even sewing machines.  A makerspace however doesn’t need to include all of these machines or even any of them to be considered a makerspace.  If you have cardboard, legos and art supplies you’re in business.  It’s more of the maker mindset of creating something out of nothing and exploring your own interests that’s at the core of a makerspace.  These spaces are also helping to prepare those who need the critical 21st century skills in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  They provide hands on learning, help with critical thinking skills and even boost self-confidence.  Some of the skills that are learned in a makerspace pertain to electronics, 3d printing, 3D modeling, coding, robotics and even woodworking,   Makerspaces are also fostering entrepreneurship and are being utilized as incubators and accelerators for business startups.  There have already been some amazing success stories that have come out of makerspaces to date.

Via John Evans
Gayle Kakac's insight:

great info

 

more...
Dan Finn's curator insight, January 13, 2016 8:16 PM

What a powerful tool for educators in our schools.  A real opportunity to be co-learners and co-creators.

www.cheapassignmenthelp.com's curator insight, January 14, 2016 2:36 AM

Cheap Assignment Help, an online tutoring company, provides students with a wide range of online assignment help services for students studying in classes K-12, and College or university. The Expert team of professional online assignment help tutors at Cheap Assignment Help .COM provides a wide range of help with assignments through services such as college assignment help, university assignment help, homework assignment help, email assignment help and online assignment help. Our expert team consists of passionate and professional assignment help tutors, having masters and PhD degrees from the best universities of the world, from different countries like Australia, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, UAE and many more who give the best quality and plagiarism free answers of the assignment help questions submitted by students, on sharp deadline. Cheap Assignment Help .COM tutors are available 24x7 to provide assignment help in diverse fields - Math, Chemistry, Physics, Writing, Thesis, Essay, Accounting, Finance, Data Analysis, Case Studies, Term Papers, and Projects etc. We also provide assistance to the problems in programming languages such as C/C++, Java, Python, Matlab, .Net, Engineering assignment help and Finance assignment help. The expert team of certified online tutors in diverse fields at Cheap Assignment Help .COM available around the clock (24x7) to provide live help to students with their assignment and questions. We have also excelled in providing E-education with latest web technology. The Students can communicate with our online assignment tutors using voice, video and an interactive white board. We help students in solving their problems, assignments, tests and in study plans. You will feel like you are learning from a highly skilled online tutor in person just like in classroom teaching. You can see what the tutor is writing, and at the same time you can ask the questions which arise in your mind. You only need a PC with Internet connection or a Laptop with Wi-Fi Internet access. We provide live online tutoring which can be accessed at anytime and anywhere according to student’s convenience. We have tutors in every subject such as Math, Chemistry, Biology, Physics and English whatever be the school level. Our college and university level tutors provide engineering online tutoring in areas such as Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics engineering, Mechanical engineering and Chemical engineering.
Regards
http://www.cheapassignmenthelp.com/
http://www.cheapassignmenthelp.co.uk/

Kirstin Beckett's curator insight, January 15, 2016 10:32 PM

Makerspaces also figure in our list of  top 5 big trends in e-learning and education technology for 2016, including coding in classroom, internet of things connected classroon, OERs, Makerspaces and Microlearning. Read more on  http://www.assignmenthelp.net/blog/new-edtech-trends/ ;

Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

A Beginner’s Guide to Bringing Coding Into the Classroom (EdSurge News)

A Beginner’s Guide to Bringing Coding Into the Classroom (EdSurge News) | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
Computer science is a primary driver of the U.S. economy, yet it does not (yet) play a significant role in K-12 education. Did you know that only 27 states allow students to count computer science courses toward high school graduation? But there’s a way schools can help--by getting involved in Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek).

CSEdWeek and Hour of Code arrive December 7-13th, and this annual event is bigger than ever. Below, you will find a resource guide for CSEdWeek and Hour of Code, in order to help all of you K-12 educators bring coding into the classroom.

Via John Evans
Gayle Kakac's insight:

Good info in light of Computer Science Week coming up!

 

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from Professional Learning for Busy Educators
Scoop.it!

Maker Studio - STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer

Maker Studio - STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
These are project options and ideas for students working in our "Maker Studio." In STEM class students alternate working in the Maker Studio and learning in our STEM "Learning Lab." Maker Studio projects are also available for students in our after-school Maker's Club. 

Via John Evans
more...
magnus sandberg's curator insight, August 26, 2015 3:18 AM

Great project ideas!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 15, 2015 3:39 PM

Tons of #STEM #Resources for all grades.  #Classroom #STEAM

Jessica Cox's curator insight, September 20, 2015 4:22 PM

Website: MakerSpace

Rescooped by Gayle Kakac from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

FREE iBook: Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction - ClassTechTips.com

FREE iBook: Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction - ClassTechTips.com | Tek Tips | Scoop.it
I’m so excited to announce that today my iBook Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction: Actionable Tips for Your Classroom & Beyond is now absolutely free!

This iBook includes multimedia content that will help you get started using powerful scannable technology in your classroom!

Via John Evans
more...
John Evans's comment, March 12, 2015 3:50 PM
mrsjgarcia - It says it is free when you follow the link but in iTunes mine says $9.99 (Canadian)
mrsjgarcia's comment, March 12, 2015 4:41 PM
Thanks John, It may be free in the US store. I am in El Salvador and I know that in the past there are big differences between the stores in Canada, the USA and here. Thanks for the feedback..
Sample Student's comment, March 12, 2015 5:52 PM
Disappointing to find it is $10.99 in the Australian store.