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Innovate My School - 4 ways to cultivate creativity through crafting

Innovate My School - 4 ways to cultivate creativity through crafting | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Art has the benefit of being not only enjoyable and relaxing, but of encouraging personal reflection, expression and growth. With this in mind, how can we nurture creativity across the curriculum using artistic methods? You may be surprised where and how often art can be made a feature of a lesson. Here are some school crafting ideas that allow children to enjoy all of the benefits of arts and crafts.
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90 VR Education Apps for Vive, Rift and WMR – Immersive Learning News

90 VR Education Apps for Vive, Rift and WMR – Immersive Learning News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
When it comes to locating educational content for a PC-powered VR headset like a Vive, Rift or WMR, it can be a little tricky for three main reasons:
1. There are multiple app stores to find content and some of the content can only be found in certain app stores.

2. Not all the stores have an easy to find Education section.

3. Some content which would be great in the classroom isn’t actually tagged as educational.

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The Little Black Book of Scams 2nd edition - Competition Bureau Canada

The Little Black Book of Scams 2nd edition - Competition Bureau Canada | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Scammers are sneaky and sly. They can target anyone, from youngsters to retirees. They can also target businesses. No one is immune to fraud.

Our group of superheroes has found a way to see through the scams. Their secret is simple: knowledge is power!  

Read on to find out how you can also become a fraud-fighting superhero. Share this booklet with family and friends and start powering up!"

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Maker-Enhanced Writing Workshop: Character Development

Maker-Enhanced Writing Workshop: Character Development | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This month I started a maker-enhanced writing workshop with a group of gifted 3rd through 6th grade students. As with all of my lessons, I strive to practice what I preach in my blog posts – being interdisciplinary; using technology to enhance their work; and making, creating, innovating, and inventing.
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FETC 2019: K–12 Schools Evolve Their Data Focus to Improve Student Outcomes | EdTech Magazine

FETC 2019: K–12 Schools Evolve Their Data Focus to Improve Student Outcomes | EdTech Magazine | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
K–12 schools are evolving their use of data analytics tools as pedagogies such as personalized learning focus on more immediate feedback and the “whole student.” 

“We need the data that will help us make better, faster decisions,” said Cathy Cavanaugh, principal program manager for learning research and analytics at Microsoft, in a Jan. 29 workshop at the Future of Education Technology Conference. “We want to do what we can and make the right decisions to affect trends moving in the right direction.”

This means schools will need to reassess the data they choose to collect to find the best measurements to help their students, said Cavanaugh.
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9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers - Teach.com

9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers - Teach.com | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Maker education (often referred to as “Maker Ed”) is a new school of educational thought that focuses on delivering constructivist, project-based learning curriculum External link  and instructional units to students. Maker education spaces can be as large as full high school workshops with high-tech tools, or as small and low-tech as one corner of an elementary classroom. A makerspace isn't just about the tools and equipment, but the sort of learning experience the space provides to students who are making projects.
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Teens and Tech: Distinguishing Addiction from Habit | MindShift | KQED News

Teens and Tech: Distinguishing Addiction from Habit | MindShift | KQED News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Look up from this screen right now. Take a look around. On a bus. In a cafe. Even at a stoplight. Chances are, most of the other people in your line of sight are staring at their phones or other devices. And if they don't happen to have one out, it is certainly tucked away in a pocket or bag.

But are we truly addicted to technology? And what about our kids? It's a scary question, and a big one for scientists right now. Still, while the debate rages on, some doctors and technologists are focusing on solutions.

"There is a fairly even split in the scientific community about whether 'tech addiction' is a real thing," says Dr. Michael Bishop. He runs Summerland, which he calls "a summer camp for screen overuse," for teens.
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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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Makerspaces Provide Skills Beyond Engineering - SPark Education

Makerspaces Provide Skills Beyond Engineering - SPark Education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Despite the fact that more educators are now implementing makerspaces in schools across the country, many people still see makerspaces as places for nerdy, introverted boys to become the next generation of software engineers and programmers. As such, this discourages most students from giving makerspace areas a try. Which in turn discourages them from opening themselves up to opportunities.

Regardless as to whether or not your students plan on becoming the next generation of engineers, ANYONE can benefit from the world of makerspaces. Besides learning how to become an engineer, learning how to use makerspace tools teaches…

How to think creatively and solve problems
How to better understand a computer
How to boldly and bravely test theories
How to think creatively and solve problems
All of which can be applied to every single subject that a student learns!

In order to better understand how and why, let’s take a closer look at each of these reasons.
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New Digital Citizenship Lessons for Your Classroom- Common Sense Education

New Digital Citizenship Lessons for Your Classroom- Common Sense Education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Students need digital citizenship skills to participate fully in their communities and make smart choices online and in life. Common Sense Education's K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum prepares students to think critically and use technology responsibly to learn, create, and participate. Designed and developed in partnership with Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education -- and guided by research with thousands of educators -- each digital citizenship lesson helps students build lifelong skills.

In the eight years since we launched the K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum, we've seen educator needs and concerns grow with the evolving digital landscape. We're pleased to announce a significant update to our curriculum informed by new research with Harvard's Project Zero to make sure educators have the best resources to prepare today's students for success. Whether you're new to our curriculum or have been using it for years, we think you'll be excited to learn more.
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Is Creativity a Skill? - EdSurge

Is Creativity a Skill? - EdSurge | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Are you creative? How would you know, or convince your boss? According to a new LinkedIn analysis of member profiles, creativity tops the chart of soft skills that employers are looking for.

A skill is loosely defined as the ability to do something well. The word traces back to Old Norse for “power of discernment.” In the early 13th century, the word was also used to describe one’s “sense of ability, cleverness.” Skills can also be taught, improved, measured and defined—and be done with some consistency and reliability.


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quando si esplica la creatività, come si misura? quando diventa metacompetenza?
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Activities for #MakerEd - The Book Chook

Activities for #MakerEd - The Book Chook | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Students will have ideas for projects they want to undertake in a Makerspace, and as they get more involved in making, more and more ideas will flow. But it’s a good idea to have some resources built around making specific projects, especially in the preparing stage. Working out a plan, involving staff and school community, finding spaces, flexible seating and storage ideas are all important ideas covered in the articles listed in Resources for Maker Ed. Today I want to share a short list of ideas and activities that focus more on practical making activities. 
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Duct Tape Crafts - Wallets, Roses, Purses & More

Duct Tape Crafts - Wallets, Roses, Purses & More | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
ometimes, your average tape just won’t do. Sometimes you need a tape with attitude. Maybe you have a craft that needs to be more colorful, or you want to add a little bit of a pattern to that DIY project. And yes, sometimes you just want a tape that’s more, well, bacon-y. Whatever the occasion, we’ve got a tape to match. Our new Duck Tape prints come in a wide variety of fun colors and styles, perfect for any creative project or home repair.
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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

Computer Science Unplugged | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"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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