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The Maker Movement Isn't Just About Making and Electronics: EdSurge Talks to MIT's Mitc... - 0 views

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    "Is making something that every school should be doing-and are all interpretations of "making" of equitable value? EdSurge sat down with Resnick in his office at the MIT Media Lab to learn more, and to find out how he and his team are working to bring more creativity into the learning process."
John Evans

Project-Based Engineering for Kids - Linkis.com - 0 views

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    These project-based lessons focus on basic principles of physics, structural, and mechanical engineering. Physical models are built from a similar set of materials that can be easily sourced online (links are provided in-lesson).

    All of the project plans in this collection are designed to be used in an after school enrichment setting, though you may use and modify these ideas for other not-for-profit purposes provided you cite The Workshop for Young Engineers.

    This is a growing and improving collection of lesson plans. Please comment to share your ideas to improve lessons and photos of your designs.
John Evans

EdTech Tutorial: How To Use The App 'Cargobot' To Teach Programming - #EdTech4Beginners - 1 views

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    "Cargobot is a free App (on the Appstore) which is excellent for learning how to program. It starts of with tutorials, then simple tasks and moves on to more complex algorithms.

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John Evans

Girls Can't Code Because, You Know, Boobs (And Other Myths) - 1 views

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    "I've tried to get into coding but my cleavage is just so distracting," quipped one young woman in this provocative YouTube video.

    "When I'm not menstruating, I'm ovulating, so there's no time to code at all," lamented another.

    If this all sounds entirely ludicrous, it's supposed to.

    Girls Who Code, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging the gender gap in tech, created this satirical clip to feature in a three-part series that explores the ridiculous gender stereotypes that exist in the world of computer science.

    "We wanted to try something different and use humor and satire to question the stereotypes that tell our girls that coding is not for them," said Reshma Saujani, the organization's founder and CEO, in a statement. "Our hope is these videos will spark a much-needed conversation about the messages we send our young women and what we can do to create a more inclusive, well-rounded image of a programmer.""
John Evans

Join Our Video Project: #ShowUsYourMakerSpace - Education Week - 0 views

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    ""Maker spaces"-facilities designed to encourage hands-on activity and experimentation-have become an increasingly exciting part of many schools' digital-learning and career-tech offerings. With their focus on inventiveness and collaboration, they also offer new ways of looking at classroom or learning-space design.
    To showcase the composition and variety of these facilities, Education Week is asking educators to post short videos of their schools' maker spaces to YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram over the next month, using the hashtag #ShowUsYourMakerSpace. (Photos are OK, too.)"
John Evans

What Did Educators Learn at Maker Faire? | EdSurge News - 2 views

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    "As Kristin Berbawy packed projects into her car, she lingered over one in particular. Two 3D-printed Makerbots with wire hooks-a pair of earrings. They matched the white braces on her teeth and the white strands in her hair. Her students had made them-as they had all the projects in her car-in their high school makerspace. She was proud of them. She was going to display their work to other teachers.

    Smack in the middle of AP exams, a growing group of teachers is pouring time, creativity and energy into activities for which there are no standardized tests: makerspaces. The movement is avowedly grassroots and candidly quirky, and its main gathering is the Maker Educator Convening in Oakland, CA, where Kristin Berbawy was headed with a trunkload of laser cut wood and 3D printed objects.

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John Evans

Gboard: Don't know how I lived without it - @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch - 0 views

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    "I am a bit mobile keyboard challenged. While I type like a maniac, I'm what anyone would call a slow texter.  I have trouble with tasks others find simple-finding the perfect emoji, as well as basics like copying and pasting.  So, for me Gboard is a major keyboard shift.
    Last week, the Official Google Blog announced Gboard. Available at the App Store for iPhone and iPad, Gboard is the essential keyboard app you didn't know you needed.  (Well, I kinda did.)"
John Evans

Online Professional Development - 5 views

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    "Ahead of the official launch of our Resource Library's Professional Development category in fall 2016, we are excited to offer a preview of three professional development modules around maker education.

    Each module is centered around a video and contains prompts to consider and comment on in the Professional Development section of our online Google+ community and on Twitter with #makered and @MakerEdOrg.

    Dive in and join the conversation!"
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