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Making Fruit-iful Music Together

Heidi Hayes and Allison Rogers had no idea they would spend part of a recent morning trying to play “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on a laptop by tapping a …

'Makerspaces' balance, challenge for test-heavy curriculums

SHAWNEE, Kan. (AP) — Fifth-grader Bella Bartlomi sits at a table full of circuits and small robots, trying to connect the right circuits to make a small wheel spin. Instructors are standing by in the room, called a "makerspace," but let the students at the suburban Kansas City elementary school …

Makerspaces

How to Stock Your Makerspace for 100 Bucks or Less; Plus, an Essential Equipment List from the MakerBus Driver

Community<p>How to Stock Your Makerspace for 100 Bucks or Less; Plus, an Essential Equipment List from the MakerBus Driver<p>By Ryan Hunt     May 24, …

Makerspaces

Go learn with Pokemon Go!

It's no surprise that educators are talking about how to use Pokemon Go, or a similar commercial augmented reality (AR) game, for learning.<p>For those …

Kids Can Take Field Trips to the Most Amazing Places With Google Expeditions

School field trips just got a whole lot easier and a whole lot more amazing. At Google's I/O 2015 developers conference, it unveiled "Expeditions," a …

Why Google's Stand-Alone VR Headset Could Be A Game-Changer

The power of all-in-one solutions<p>Current virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Playstation VR all require help.<p>While VR headsets get all the glory, the PC's behind them do all the heavy lifting. Even solutions like Samsung's Gear VR and Google Cardboard that don't need to be …

ISTE-MakerEd-Integration

Rays among teams using new virtual reality technology

Brendan Reilly thought he was doing good work as an administrative member of the Illinois State basketball coaching staff, spending eight hours a day …

Virtual Reality

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Alanis Morissette Updates 'Ironic' Lyrics

Google Cardboard VR

Street View Camera Loan Google Spotlight Stories Edorble Google Streetview Bubbli Cardboard Camera VR Cities RoundMe Carbons VR Google Expeditions …

Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

Tool discovery is often a challenge for teachers interested in finding ways to use technology that will change the way they and their students work. …

The Innovator’s Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity

Kids walk into schools full of wonder and questions. How you, as an educator, respond to students’ natural curiosity can help further their own …

The Innovator's Mindset: Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity

Kids walk into schools full of wonder and questions. How you, as an educator, respond to students’ natural curiosity can help further their own …

WeAreTeachers

WeAreTeachers, Shelton, Connecticut. 1,281,864 likes · 117,355 talking about this. WeAreTeachers celebrates educators with classroom ideas, …

The Maker Movement Isn't Just About Making and Electronics

column | Community<p>The Maker Movement Isn't Just About Making and Electronics: EdSurge Talks to MIT's Mitch Resnick<p>By Mary Jo Madda (Columnist)     …

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 …

Education Technology

Googlink: Creating Interactive Posters with Google Drawings

<b>Google Drawings</b> is often overshadowed by the other Google Drive tools such as Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms. However, it is an excellent tool for …

The 9 hottest topics in edtech

The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology to transform teaching and learning are not about the tech at all, but about the …

Affinity for Education

Affinity apps are increasingly the right choice for educators—affordable, fast, robust, and feature-rich. On top of their incredible performance, …

Create a Green Screen Video in Your Classroom

Lindsey Petlak<br>Wednesday, April 9, 2014 <br>Create amazing student-driven, directed and edited videos placing them anywhere in the world using green …

These high-tech classes are the coolest thing happening in schools today

America is in the midst of a "Do It Yourself" (DIY) renaissance. Spurred on by networks like HGTV and DIY, as well as websites like Pinterest, people …

What should be in your makerspace toolbox?

When Vinnie Vrotny was growing up, his father gave him many “gifts,” as he called them — hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches and toolboxes full of the …

Makerspaces

True Facts About The Owl

5 STEM tools you can use for any subject

Exposing students to STEM experiences can be an extremely engaging and effective way to foster the skills they will need in a global, competitive …

Education Technology

Engage elementary students with stop animation!

We hear a lot about student engagement these days. Research has shown that it gets kids involved, helps them learn and remember, and keeps them …