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The 5E Instructional Model

What is a 5E instructional model?<p>This model describes a teaching sequence that can be used for entire programs, specific units and individual …

Educator Resources

Agency by Design | Project Zero

Over the past decade there has been a resurgence of interest in making things—as opposed to merely consuming them—and the theme of making has risen …

Design

Makerspaces Around the World - Worlds of Learning

You grow more when you get more people's perspectives.<p><i>~Mark Zuckerberg</i><p>One of the most rewarding parts about writing my new book, <i>The Kickstart Guide</i> …

Making the Right Choices When It Comes to STEM Resources

October 24, 2016<p>There’s no denying the benefits of infusing STEM projects into the curriculum. As students delve into these inquiry-based lessons …

Pedagogy

3 Ways Teachers Are Using Legos to Build 21st Century Learners

February 15, 2016<p>What can you do with six eight-stud Lego bricks? Probably more than you think. For starters, you can create over 915 million …

Rich Maker Project

My classes are 90 minutes, and this project spanned four classes. Our main areas of learning were informational reading and writing, measurement and …

Genius Hour

Genius Hour Research Tools

GH Scaffolding

Scaffolding for Students Resistant to Genius Hour<p>Click HERE for a document you can share with your students.<p>Questions we’re dealing with…<p>What keeps …

Genius Hour

What do YOU want to learn about?<p>What is Genius Hour?<p>Genius Hour is a movement that allows students to <b>explore their own passions</b> and <b>encourages</b> …

Maker Education and Social-Emotional Development

Planning educational activities that incorporate social-emotional learning has broad benefits. Research shows that SEL can have a positive impact on …

Psychology

Librarians Lead the Way to Digital Literacy

Unfettered access to information and news is essential for learning—but it can also be a hazard when learners lack the right tools for parsing that …

Librarianship

Maker spaces give students tools to create

CLOSE<p>Sioux Falls schools began adding maker spaces this year to foster student creativity.<p>The library isn't just for books anymore.<p>Sioux Falls …

Makerspaces

60+ Makerspace Ideas for Maker Education | Maker space

Below is a growing collection of our favorite tweets that focus on makerspace ideas. These ideas range from how to get started to what maker project …

Resource-Interactive #blackoutpoetry with Makey Makey and Scratch

Last April, my students hacked poetry month with Makey Makey and Scratch. You can read about our experiences in Makey Makey Hacked Poetry Month, part …

Nimuno Loops - The Original Toy Block Tape

Instantly transforms virtually any surface into a base for Toy Building Blocks and components! | Check out 'Nimuno Loops - The Original Toy Block …

Why Raspberry Pi is the future of computing devices

On the strength of it new $10 Raspberry Pi Zero W, it's hard not to look at the Pi and see the technology industry's next wave.<p>One of the most useful …

Raspberry Pi

Japanese Rube Goldberg Machines are Somehow More Simple and More Complex at the Same Time

There's an entire children's TV show dedicated to them<p>Japan's NHK network has an educational children's television show called "Pythagora Switch." …

Arduino code, but bought Lua?

Hi, I'm not yet a newbie... about to try my first project. The project is a relay shield on a WeMos D1 Mini, with Arduino code to download to use to …

Arduino

Making GREAT Makerspaces: The 7 Attributes of a GREAT Makerspace - Worlds of Learning

My work with schools across the Nation on planning and creating makerspaces has proven to me that while anyone can create a makerspace, there are …

Challenge theme: Make it outdoors

MakeYourIdeas The second Pioneers theme is here! Wahoo! We’re looking for UK-based teams of two to five people aged 11-16 to make something …

Raspberry Pi

STEM Resources

Maker Education Lessons and Projects

I’m compiling all my maker education lessons and projects on this page as a resource for others on their maker journey!<p>Makey Makey Lessons<p>New! …

What a Makerspace can mean for the Writing Classroom -Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting

Session Info<p>In our interactive session for “Makerspace in the Library: What it means for your Classroom,” we really let our participants drive the …

Why the School Library Is the Perfect Place for Maker Education

<i>Library makerspaces, including members of the YOUmedia Learning Labs Network, offer students a chance to design, tinker, and build critical thinking</i> …

STEM U: Working Collaborations Between Schools and University Students

If you visit Mitchell Elementary School in Ann Arbor, MI, on the right afternoon, you might be greeted with an unusual sight: local University of …