Tag Archives: maker movement

What’s in Store for the 2018 Education Industry

Perspectives from a maker movement mover. GUEST COLUMN | by Ricky Ye 2017 has been an interesting year for education; interesting because after the Trump Administration took office, there’s been conflicting conversations about how national education initiatives will change in … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Tinkercad

Tinkercad is an easy, browser-based 3D design and modeling tool for all. It is also a perfect 3D printing companion – it allows students to imagine anything, and then design it in minutes. Tinkercad is used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids, to … Continue reading

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Collectively Flourishing

Makerspaces make sense for educating the workforce of tomorrow. GUEST COLUMN | by Randy Swearer  According to the most recent U.S. Department of Labor report, 65 percent of careers that students will be taking on in the future don’t exist … Continue reading

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Trends | Coding, Electronics and Creativity Collide

It’s exciting to see how many schools and libraries are getting started with 3D design and 3D printing. But there is something else out there for teachers looking to bring maker-based learning into their classes this fall – electronics. Recently … Continue reading

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Maker Movement

The coolest way to add project-based learning to your classroom or club. GUEST COLUMN| by Sandeep Hiremath Fire-breathing robots, LED light shows, and drone battles. This was the scene at the 2015 Bay Area Maker Faire. The faire is the … Continue reading

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ISTE 2015: Highlights, Takeaways, Things to Use and Follow-Up On

A mega-surplus of resources for inspired kids to positively impact their world. GUEST COLUMN | by Mark Gura It’s been a few days now since the big event in Philly, and while I would have loved to have posted the … Continue reading

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Making Learning Fun

The family that makes together learns together. GUEST COLUMN | by Heather Weiss and Gregg Behr When families wander into MAKESHOP, they are greeted with an inviting array of electronic tools, circuitry, sewing needles, and saws. Educators at the Children’s … Continue reading

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A Place for Human Ingenuity

Make It @ Your Library brings DIY to your local branch. GUEST COLUMN | by Karen Howard It would be fair to say that the last time many of us stepped inside a library would be during our college years. And … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Educade

Math and science are no longer boring subjects for students thanks to Educade, a new interactive learning portal developed by GameDesk. Educade is a one-stop shop for K-12 teachers and parents, pairing a free lesson plan library with 21stcentury teaching tools. Funded by AT&T, … Continue reading

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Trends | Invent to Learn

Now here’s some cool summer reading. Capturing the excitement of the maker movement and sharing the educational case for bringing making, tinkering and engineering to every classroom in America and beyond, education and technology pioneers Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez … Continue reading

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