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The First White House Maker Faire

Stay Engaged<p><b>Communities across America will be sharing and celebrating their involvement in the Maker Movement, using #NationOfMakers and</b> …

What Would a MakerEd Manifesto Say?

When you step inside a classroom filled with makers, you enter a whirl of noise and motion: students exploding with gloriously unfeasible ideas and …

Pedagogy

Use Arts Integration to Enhance Common Core

Shared Features<p>So far with Common Core, the often-highlighted integration approach is through STEM. However, Arts Integration is just as effective …

Teaching

Pivot Point: At the Crossroads of STEM, STEAM and Arts Integration

In the past several years, there has been an understanding that integrated learning is a powerful means of facilitating this shift. In particular, …

5 Reasons Why Origami Improves Students' Skills

Geometry<p>According to the National Center for Education Statistics in 2003, geometry was one area of weakness among American students. Origami has …

Crafting

A Memo To States: This Is How You Create A Teacher Shortage

It's back-to-school time in Kansas, and kids are starting to trickle back into school hallways. But when these students arrive at their classrooms, they may not find a teacher standing at the front.<p>Kansas is suffering from a well-documented teacher shortage. Last year, more than 2,320 educators in …

Teaching

Get Started With Screencasting for Little or No Cost With Screencast-O-Matic

One of the many tools that teachers have been enjoying during this Spring’s Try-a-Tool-a-Week Challenge over on EmergingEdTech is Screencast-O-Matic. …

We Are Makers: Documenting a Burgeoning Movement, by Nathan Driskell

Everything in the built world has been designed and crafted by someone. This is not news to most of us, but I'm amazed that even as engineering and …

STEM to STEAM: Resources Toolkit

Explore ways to use STEM lessons and approaches to help students practice cross-disciplinary thinking and build skills in science, technology, …

STEAM, not just STEM Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Posted on January 5, 2015<p>Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are the center of attention in most US public schools today. The …

Integrating Art with STEM Education | Océane Boulais | TEDxBocaRaton

From STEM to STEAM: Brent Bushnell and Eric Gradman at TEDxManhattanBeach

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A #FlipClass Welcome

My Flipped Classroom Resources and Tips, from Beginner to Advanced #flipclass #edchat #edtech

I’ve gotten a lot of requests recently for resources on my flipped classroom, best practices, tips & tricks, and advice for getting started. So I …

Education Technology

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I Flipped my Classroom the Hard Way - But You Don’t Have To!

I began creating my flipped classroom in 2009. The way I did it was to build over 500 online learning tools that students interact with at their own …

3 FlipClass Hacks: A Cheat Sheet for Getting Started

These 3 Easy Techniques let you Take the Flip for a Test Spin Without Much Time or Spending a Dime!<p>Okay, so you’ve heard about the Flipped Classroom, …

ISTE 2015: Takeaway Tips for a Library Maker Space | ISTE 2015

Maker station at the ISTE Librarians Digital Age Playground at the 2015 ISTE conference in Philadelphia.<p>The maker movement was front and center at …