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The 'Why' behind new Innovations, Pedagogies and Spaces in Education

The 'Why' behind new Innovations, Pedagogies and Spaces in Education | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it

I have been thinking a lot lately about the deeper ‘why’ behind the need for innovation in education. The deeper WHY behind the need for new spaces and also new initiatives including, but not limited to, makerspaces and genius hour.

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Links and resources to support makerspace zones in school classrooms and libraries.
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The Future Still Lies in Coding

The Future Still Lies in Coding | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
Spread the loveCoding is enormous in education right now. No wonder. Coding offers so many academic benefits that schools cannot ignore its significance.  Sequential processes, computational thinking, and creative problem-solving all make up coding.
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Characteristics of innovative learning spaces that you should know

Characteristics of innovative learning spaces that you should know | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
Here's an overview of the characteristics of innovative learning spaces, in and outside the school setting.
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Going On A STEM-Maker Journey WITH My Students

Going On A STEM-Maker Journey WITH My Students | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
Last semester, I worked with a few high school students to create a project for the New Mexico Governor's STEM Challenge. Being a learner-centric, process-oriented educator (hence, the name of my blog - User Generated Education), I embraced the following practices during this project.
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Coding Can Be a Gift to Struggling Students. Let’s Give It to Them. | EdSurge News

Coding Can Be a Gift to Struggling Students. Let’s Give It to Them. | EdSurge News | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
I don’t remember the exact date I fell head over heels in love with coding, but I vividly remember the precise moment. I was in a Kindergarten ...
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– Advancing 21st Century and STEM Capabilities using 3D Design and 3D Printing

– Advancing 21st Century and STEM Capabilities using 3D Design and 3D Printing | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
Downloads: • Makerspaces in Primary School Settings - Abstract and Executive Summary • Makerspaces in Primary School Settings - Full Report The Makerspaces in Primary School Settings project sought to examine how maker activities using 3D design and 3D printing technology could enhance learning...
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Children of the Revolution – A renaissance of making

Children of the Revolution – A renaissance of making | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
As innovations in technology and online knowledge-sharing continue to fuel the global phenomenon known as the Maker Movement, a new ‘makerspace’ opens its doors to welcome artists, designers, tinkers, hackers, craftspeople and tech enthusiasts into its vibrant creative community and...
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8 Ways to Start Building Ultimate STEM Learning Environments

8 Ways to Start Building Ultimate STEM Learning Environments | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
Begin building ultimate STEM learning environments right now with these 8 useful tips and guidelines for assured success.
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Code Literacy: Why Coding Became Important

Code Literacy: Why Coding Became Important | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
Our modern world relies heavily on coding and programming. Perhaps it is time to make sure all children are computer literate?
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Open Exploration in a Makerspace: What it is and Why We Need It

Open Exploration in a Makerspace: What it is and Why We Need It | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
Open exploration is unstructured time in a makerspace. This post digs into what that actually looks like and how students benefit.
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Combine Maker Activities and STEM Lessons

Combine Maker Activities and STEM Lessons | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
Just think how productive your STEM lessons would be if they were driven by student curiosity!
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Apps to Help Students Create Beautiful 3D Designs

Apps to Help Students Create Beautiful 3D Designs | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education...
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3D Printing Assistive Devices for Kittens in Need!

3D Printing Assistive Devices for Kittens in Need! | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
Hacker of the Month for December 2018, Preston Tobery, co-created and 3D prints the MegaFeeder3000 to help kittens and puppies with congenital defects.
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Hands-On Digital Play & Learning | AR/VR Learning & Creation

Hands-On Digital Play & Learning | AR/VR Learning & Creation | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
Use Merge AR and VR products to enhance student engagement, active learning, self-directed learning, STEM skills and content creation.
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Weekly | The Many Ways of Combining STEM and Curriculum

Weekly | The Many Ways of Combining STEM and Curriculum | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
Tips for teaching coding, STEM, and more with the right curriculum.
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How Should We Prepare STEM Teachers?

How Should We Prepare STEM Teachers? | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
We must move all the way back to the way that we train teachers in order to better prepare them to teach STEM subjects.
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Why the Maker Community is Important After Natural Disasters | Make:

Why the Maker Community is Important After Natural Disasters | Make: | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
I find myself writing this a few days after the natural movement of tectonic plates near the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico caused a 6.4 Richter scale...
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Great STEAM Websites for Teachers and Students

Great STEAM Websites for Teachers and Students | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education...
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Creating Global Competence in Response to the 4th Industrial Revolution

Creating Global Competence in Response to the 4th Industrial Revolution | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
By: Dr. Margy Jones-Carey. Creating a global mindset doesn’t mean starting all over in your classroom. It is as simple as refocusing project-based learning, makerspaces and STEM to think globally!
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Why Your Students Need a Makerspace - The STEM Maker Lab

Why Your Students Need a Makerspace - The STEM Maker Lab | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
The National Inventors Hall of Fame discusses how to help your students excel by creating a makerspace at your school.
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Top Tips for Running a Makerspace

Top Tips for Running a Makerspace | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
Libraries Week takes place between 7-12 October, with a focus on celebrating libraries in a digital world.
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Lessons Learnt From 3 Inspiring Female STEM Leaders

Lessons Learnt From 3 Inspiring Female STEM Leaders | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
Get inspired by these 3 inspiring female STEM professionals who grew up and studied on the Sunshine Coast, and now work for Facebook locally and abroad.
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Prepping for a STEM/STEAM YEAR •

Prepping for a STEM/STEAM YEAR • | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
STEM/STEAM activities are a powerful way to engage students. Here are a few resources to help you prepare for a steam-rific school year.
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Introducing Virtual Reality to Your Community » Public Libraries Online

Introducing Virtual Reality to Your Community » Public Libraries Online | Edumakerspace | Scoop.it
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