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The STEAM-Powered Elementary School: Montour Opens World's First Lego-Themed Brick Make... - 7 views

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      This is AWESOME!! Can my 5 year old go here??
Nigel Coutts

Maker-Centred Learning & STEAM - The Learner's Way - 38 views

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    Making the most of Maker Spaces and STEAM will require professional development and a new mindset for all learners. 
Amber Bridge

An Inside Look at an Award-Winning Maker Program | Edutopia - 48 views

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Annette Yono

Classroom 2.0 LIVE! - Home - 66 views

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    Blog will include ISTE
H DeWaard

5 Reasons Why Origami Improves Students' Skills | Edutopia - 59 views

  • origami
  • This art form engages students and sneakily enhances their skills -- including improved spatial perception and logical and sequential thinking.
  • Here are some ways that origami can be used in your classroom to improve a range of skills:
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  • Geometry
  • According to the National Center for Education Statistics in 2003, geometry was one area of weakness among American students.
  • Origami has been found to strengthen an understanding of geometric concepts, formulas, and labels, making them come alive.
  • Thinking Skills
  • Origami excites other modalities of learning. It has been shown to improve spatial visualization skills using hands-on learning.
  • Fractions
  • Folding paper can demonstrate the fractions in a tactile way.
  • Problem Solving
  • Often in assignments, there is one set answer and one way to get there. Origami provides children an opportunity to solve something that isn't prescribed and gives them a chance to make friends with failure (i.e. trial and error).
  • Origami is a fun way to explain physics concepts. A thin piece of paper is not very strong, but if you fold it like an accordion it will be.
  • Researchers have found that students who use origami in math perform better.
  • STEAM
  • While schools are still catching up to the idea of origami as a STEAM engine (the merging of these disciplines), origami is already being used to solve tough problems in technology.
  • Additionally, the National Science Foundation, one of the government's largest funding agencies, has supported a few programs that link engineers with artists to use origami in designs. The ideas range from medical forceps to foldable plastic solar panels.
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    Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, has applications in the modern-day classroom for teaching geometry, thinking skills, fractions, problem solving, and fun science.
Deborah Baillesderr

Seesaw - The Learning Journal - 57 views

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    A student-driven digital portfolio that empowers students (as young as 5!) to independently create, capture, and share artifacts of learning. Teachers get student work organized in one place and parents get a window into their child's day!
BalancEd Tech

thinkeringstudio - Jumpstarts - 53 views

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    Maker Ed - Genius Hour - Thinkering Studio Scaffolding for: - 3D Printing - Animation & Stop Motion - Digital Photography - Digital Video - Electronics - Game Making - Guitar - Podcasting - Programming - and more
Siri Anderson

Disruptive Innovation in Schools From Inside Out - Not Outside In | A Space for Learning - 28 views

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    How will schools evolve in relation to the disruptive change inspired by expansive availability of informal learning networks? This blog post shares some considerations around the maker space movement.
Mary Glackin

3D Printing Heats Up on Campus -- Campus Technology - 10 views

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    VA Tech 3D printer vending machine - making 3D printing available on campus
Roland Gesthuizen

Creating a Mini Maker Space | Parents | Scholastic.com - 86 views

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    "For kid makers, having a dedicated space to work on projects can be pretty wonderful, and it just might help them create more than they ever imagined.  A workspace doesn't need to be huge -- a small workbench that is efficient, compact and flexible in its use and storage can fit almost anywhere.  Here are some tips on how to design and set up a mini maker space made just for your kids."
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