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Makerspaces

How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet

Community<p>How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet<p>By Zach Klein     May 26, 2015<p>DIY.org<p>When I was 11 I loved …

CJ at our @hcpss_mhms Lego Creation Station! Fun! #makerspace

Palwasha & Miss Gould showing off their duck tape creations! #makerspace

12 Helpful Tools for Research and Citations

There's no doubt the Internet opens up an enormous, ever-expanding world of resources when it comes to gathering information. But if well-founded, …

The Popular Nonfiction Minute Site Launches Crowdfunding Drive

The Nonfiction Minute, a site featuring audio clips of quality nonfiction written and read by some of the biggest names in the field, would seem to …

Lesson Plans and a Road Map for Teaching Search Strategies

<b>A video overview of search strategies:</b><br>A good resource that can help students understand web search strategies is Common Craft's Web Search Strategies …

Rethink How We Assess Group Research | Silvia Tolisano

<i>My brilliant colleague from Brazil, Silvana Meneghini, was wrapping her mind around group research at the high school level. In a FaceTime call she</i> …

6 Inspiring Websites That Teach You To Code

If you've always had a desire to build your own apps or create your own websites, then you can begin your coding education with nothing more than a …

Learn to Code Online with Code School | Code School

Code School has impacted over a million students from 237 countries. Read how these students learn by doing with Code School courses and …

Top 10 Tips for Close Reading Activities [Guest Post]

Top 10

Coding for Kindergarteners

Challenges and Resources<p>I was really excited when I was introduced to the apps Daisy the Dinosaur and Hopscotch. Both use visual blocks to represent …

KQED

Some of the most important subject areas and activities we want students to learn are the very ones that are left out of many schools: the arts, …

Using Diigo in the Classroom - Student Learning with Diigo

Contents<p>Diigo is a powerful information capturing, storing, recalling and sharing tool. Here are just a few of the possibilities with Diigo:<p>Below are …

Part 1: Forty Educational Websites To Put In Your Toolkit

<i>Welcome to a post and the summer of 2014… at least in the USA. I have a real treat for you in the next two weeks. I will be sharing some of those</i> …

KQED

<b>By Matt Levinson</b><p>As the school year heads into the final days and weeks, now’s the perfect opportunity to gather feedback from students about their …

Do Your Students Know How To Search?

<b>The Connected Student Series:</b><p>There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the …

Momastery

UPDATE: Thank you. The Love Flash Mob is done, and once again: YOU MADE A MIRACLE!!!!! Because of your commitment to show up for our sisters – Hope …

Things I Hear in Middle School

AskMe about Ask3

So I have a new favorite app... Ask3 (from TechSmith, the makers of Jing and Camtasia). Why do I love it so? Well, I'm glad you asked!<p><b>Reason #1 to</b> …

Play

Yet iNK Think Tank’s efforts to increase children’s nonfiction diets are in sharp contrast to what kids are consuming: according to a 2010 study by …

The best iPad apps for toddlers

Endless Alphabet<p>Endless Alphabet is a huge hit in my house, especially first thing in the morning. It sees users learn the alphabet by sliding …