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Cardboard Whirligig using Stop Motion - Dryden Art Tricia Fuglestad @fuglefun

Cardboard Whirligig using Stop Motion - Dryden Art Tricia Fuglestad @fuglefun | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
It's an object that spins or whirls through some form of kinetic energy transfer. Weather vanes and pinwheels  are whirligigs since they move in the wind. The history of whirligigs can be traced back over a thousand years. In the US colonial days, whirligigs evolved into more complicated designs and are considered an art form (folk art).
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Computer Science Curriculum From Minecraft - i.programmer

Computer Science Curriculum From Minecraft - i.programmer | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Teaching Computer Science at school just got easier as Microsoft is making a 30-hour curriculum, targeted at students in the age range 11 to 16, available as a free download.
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Opinion | The Two Codes Your Kids Need to Know - The New York Times

Opinion | The Two Codes Your Kids Need to Know - The New York Times | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A few years ago, the leaders of the College Board, the folks who administer the SAT college entrance exam, asked themselves a radical question: Of all the skills and knowledge that we test young people for that we know are correlated with success in college and in life, which is the most important? Their answer: the ability to master “two codes” — computer science and the U.S. Constitution.
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Free Technology for Teachers: A Handful of Resources and Ideas for Valentine's Day Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: A Handful of Resources and Ideas for Valentine's Day Lessons | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Valentine's Day is only a couple of days away. If you're looking for some last minute activities to do in your classroom, take a look at these resources.
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Mental Logs number sticks, a math magic trick

Mental Logs number sticks, a math magic trick | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Smart videos for curious minds of all ages, a free resource for parents & teachers: Science, art, nature, animals, space, tech, DIY, food, music, animation, and more.
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Computer Science Unplugged

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"CS Unplugged is a collection of free teaching material that teaches Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around."

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Computational Thinking - Curriculum Connectors - Ignite My Future in School

Computational Thinking - Curriculum Connectors - Ignite My Future in School | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Each of our Curriculum Connectors is organized by the seven computational thinking strategies (collecting data, analyzing data, finding patterns, decomposing problems, abstraction, building models and developing algorithms)."

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#Computational #Thinking Across Core Subject Areas - Curriculum for Middle School | Ignite My Future in School

#Computational #Thinking Across Core Subject Areas - Curriculum for Middle School | Ignite My Future in School | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Ignite My Future in School provides middle school educators with standards-aligned, transdisciplinary resources designed to effectively engage classrooms with the foundations of computational thinking across core subject areas.
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Mixkit.co - Extraordinary Free HD videos

Mixkit.co - Extraordinary Free HD videos | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Extraordinary HD videos - For you to use, completely free of charge.

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I was astonished at the quality of these videos and the possibilities of how these could be used in a creative arts classroom. Writing scripts, poetry, studying advertising, etc. 

 

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What are you Making? – Miss Makey

What are you Making? – Miss Makey | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Valid question… Right?! I often get asked this when gushing about Miss Makey and the Magic Bin, or sharing my passion for making as an instructional strategy. I could respond to this question both literally and figuratively. Literally, the students are making just about anything out of absolutely everything.

They could be tackling a design challenge, 3D printing, coding a robot, or repurposing used materials in an innovative way. Figuratively, I am making experiences. These experiences empower students to explore their interests and talents, as well as think divergently and gain fluency with diverse materials. I design learning spaces and projects that are conducive to creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.
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How LEGO is a Great Toy for Stress Relief for Students During Exam Times

How LEGO is a Great Toy for Stress Relief for Students During Exam Times | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Students undergo a lot of pressure when exams are around the corner. It can be quite a challenge to focus on the task at hand in such a state of mind. This article is going to look at how students can relieve stress by playing with LEGO during exam times.

People normally consider LEGO just a toy, however, it is so much more than just a toy. It exercises your brain and gives you many benefits as a result. Rather than watching cartoons on TV and tablets most of the time, engaging in LEGO can prove to be such an excellent utilization of time and energy.
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STEAM Challenge - What Makes Ice Melt Faster?

STEAM Challenge - What Makes Ice Melt Faster? | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"This is the perfect STEAM Challenge for the chilly weather we are having! It will teach students all about why we put salt on icy roads during winter.

Are you up for the challenge? Can you determine what makes ice melt faster?

This challenge will take around an hour to complete. "

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Decoding the Teenage Brain (in 3 Charts) - Edutopia

Decoding the Teenage Brain (in 3 Charts) - Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
New technologies are shedding light on what really makes adolescents tick—and providing clues on how we might reach them better.
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25 incredibly useful Google Docs tips and tricks - Fast Company

25 incredibly useful Google Docs tips and tricks - Fast Company | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a Google Docs newbie or an old pro, you’ll learn something–or several somethings–from this how-to extravaganza.
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Realistic Duct Tape Rose | Make:

Realistic Duct Tape Rose | Make: | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"It’s surprising the number of things you can do with duct tape. This project is my attempt at creating a duct tape rose that is as realistic as possible."

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How To Make a Bristlebot - Step-by Step Tutorial - Makerspaces.com

How To Make a Bristlebot - Step-by Step Tutorial - Makerspaces.com | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This guide will show you how to make a bristlebot which is a simple robot created from a toothbrush and a vibrating motor.  This makerspace project is great for K-6 students and older because of its simplicity and fun.
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This District Rolled Out Minecraft and Teacher Collaboration Skyrocketed | EdSurge News

This District Rolled Out Minecraft and Teacher Collaboration Skyrocketed | EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
When Roanoke County Public Schools gathered educators for their first training in how to teach with Minecraft: Education Edition (M:EE), “you could hear the rumble in the room,” says Jeff Terry, the district’s director of technology. That was early 2018. Today, his district is among the top ten for M:EE usage worldwide.
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5 Ways K–12 Teachers Can Take a New Approach to Computational Thinking | EdTech Magazine

5 Ways K–12 Teachers Can Take a New Approach to Computational Thinking | EdTech Magazine | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
ISTE has created a set of instructions to help K–12 teachers incorporate STEM into their daily curriculum.
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Building Musical Instruments from Upcycled Materials - Westport Library Maker Space Maker-in-Residence 

Building Musical Instruments from Upcycled Materials - Westport Library Maker Space Maker-in-Residence  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Building musical instruments from upcycled materials. MaKey MaKey and Scratch. Composing songs. Creating ways to write down our songs so other people can perform them. Playing our instruments in a public orchestra.
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LEGO Education Launches An Innovative Teacher's Program - Forbes

LEGO Education Launches An Innovative Teacher's Program - Forbes | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A new program introduced by LEGO Education gives an opportunity to teachers to bring more interdisciplinary resources in the classroom through its Master Educator program.
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Hospitals Turn to Biometrics to Identify Patients

Hospitals Turn to Biometrics to Identify Patients | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Record-keeping challenges mean patients are too often misidentified and given the wrong care. Technology may help with that.

Via THE OFFICIAL ANDREASCY
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Magic in the Making - Mandi Figlioli - aka MissMakey @mrsfigmakes

Magic in the Making - Mandi Figlioli - aka MissMakey @mrsfigmakes | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

An amazing collection of makerspace resources in this padlet by Mandi Figlioli  aka MissMakey !!

 

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Take a Shelfie Not a Selfie - Gwyneth Jones @GwynethJones

Take a Shelfie Not a Selfie - Gwyneth Jones @GwynethJones | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I've talked about the  Art of the Shelfie before, but I had a recent rant I just wanted to share with you. I started with "Hey girl" as a nod to the "Hey girl" meme and my preoccupation with the hit book, "Girl, Wash Your Face" by @msrachelhollis. It was really just to get your attention, I know educator guys might benefit from this rant, too! I'm equal opportunity judgey.

You know what's great about having a professional Twitter & Instagram? You can just focus on the kids. (It should already be our focus, right?) But it's sometimes kinda comforting to hide behind the kids. Social Media shy? Take pics of your kids being awesome & post them. Not sure about photo consent? Take pics over their shoulders, they'll recognize their shoulders, hair, & hands!

To quote the wise Dalton in the cinematic Oeuvre that is the movie Roadhouse: Opinions vary. Of course it's OK to take a selfie now and then! But when the focus is off the kids, I question. Do you want kids to see that you're as self-obsessed as they can be or should you model a generous focus and an outward pointing lens?
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Creating Mobile Classroom Makerspace Library Program

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"As a school librarian, I try to offer spaces where students can create, make, and innovate. Trying to offer a makerspace to 100% of the student population can quickly become limiting due to space. Offering a mobile classroom makerspace solves this problem. A mobile classroom makerspace library program allows classroom teachers to check out 6 to 8 makerspace activities with the needed supplies packed together in one cart. Teachers can check-out a cart for their classroom for a week. During that week teachers can unpack the activities, and create a pop-up makerspace in their classroom when it fits into their schedule. 

 Last year I tried this at Ed White E-STEM with kindergarten and first grade classes. The teachers and students loved the mobile classroom makerspace carts so much we added a cart for 2nd grade this school year. The 2nd grade teachers want to take it a step farther. They want the library to supply a book with each activity, so they can use the cart as part of a Literacy Station. The students will explore, make, read, and then write about their experience.
 
The second year of this program has been a learning experience. This year we were able to fine tune the offerings in each cart by teachers expressing what worked, and what didn’t work last year. We used teacher input as one measure to create this year’s inventory list for the mobile classroom makerspace carts."


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The Secret to Student Success? Teach Them How to Learn. | EdSurge News

The Secret to Student Success? Teach Them How to Learn. | EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I’ve often heard students tell me they studied for hours on a test only to fail. Why? It is not unusual for some students to review what they already know and skip more difficult tasks. Yet evidence exists that providing timely, effective feedback is particularly beneficial for struggling learners. It is this feedback that allows students to differentiate what they know from what they don’t—metacognition.
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