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Design Challenge (for Makers and more)!

Design Challenge (for Makers and more)! | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

This year I have been focusing on design challenges and design thinking with my gifted elementary students, grades 2nd through 6th. Last semester I introduced a series of activities to have them explore, learn about, and interact with design thinking principles and strategies.

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This article contains multiple how-to maker instructions with photos for challenges for your students, plus you'll find five different graphics: 1) the thing or process; 2) the product; 3) the population; 4) the combination challenge; and  the 5) roll-a-challenge!

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5 Maker Movement Tools That are Not 3D Printers | Edudemic

5 Maker Movement Tools That are Not 3D Printers | Edudemic | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

The Maker Movement or DIY Movement empowers individuals to design, manufacture & create their own objects, ultimately improving creativity in many fields.

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The Mindset of the Maker Educator: Presentation Materials

The Mindset of the Maker Educator: Presentation Materials | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

During Connected Educators' Month I did a virtual presentation on The Mindset of the Maker Education. 

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The Educator as a Maker Educator: the eBook

The Educator as a Maker Educator: the eBook | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

I compiled all of my blog posts about Maker Education into an ebook that I published via Amazon Kindle.

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2015 Reflections: Looking Back, Moving Forward | Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina

2015 Reflections: Looking Back, Moving Forward | Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Our makerspace celebrated its first birthday at the beginning of this year.  That first year involved a lot of experimentation, figured out what worked and what didn’t.  With that behind us, year two of our makerspace gave way to new projects, new spaces and new challenges.    We started really using our whiteboard walls and tables as important parts of our library.  I had someone question whether or not our space was a “real makerspace“ and got some great conversations started.  Our students represented our school at Gulf Coast Maker Con.  We held our second annual Stewart Maker Fair, which was even more awesome than the first one.  I got on my soapbox about how making doesn’t have an age limit.  We celebrated an amazing array of LEGO walls that have popped up in schools all over the place.  And our space was featured in School Library Journal  All in all, I would say it’s been a great Maker year, and our makerspace continues to grow.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 29, 2015 3:51 PM

Diana is, to me, the Makerspace Guru. She went for it!

I'm not ready to go to the level she has - but MAN Oh Man do I admire and learn from it!

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Maker Education: Reaching All Learners

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At Albemarle County Public Schools, maker education fosters student autonomy, ignites student interest, and empowers students to embrace their own learning.
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Stephanie Emberly's curator insight, September 19, 2015 6:38 PM

So inspired to do this, now, to get it rolling...