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The Three Most Important Things You Need to Start a Makerspace - BAM! Radio Network

We may have come a long way since the days of filling the blackboard with Latin declensions, but the field of formal language teaching and learning …

Let's Build Something Together-Maker Spaces and 20% Time

Maker Movement<p>20% Time<p>Genius Hour<p>The idea of students looking away from ridged content focus all throughout the school day and giving them back some …

Makerspaces

Make a Stylish Flashlight Out of Kitchen Trash

You could call it a trashlight, a handy and handsome AA flashlight made out of little more than a soda can and a cereal box (plus a bulb and two AA batteries). Before you say anything, yes, of course you can buy super-cheap penlights like this. But that would be largely missing the point here. This …

DIY

Bionym's heartbeat authentication may be the key to smartwatch mobile payments

Mastercard and identity wearables company Bionym say they will test the use of wearable devices to authenticate and execute “contactless” mobile payments in a multi-bank pilot program in Canada starting this year.<p>In the pilot, the card-issuing banks will put the near field communication (NFC) chip …

Our World In Data

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Maker Education

Article<p>Jennifer Cooper, designer, maker and gardening teacher, presents a practical approach to defining and designing the right makerspace for your …

6th-Graders Have Their Say: Why Students Value Blogging - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - EdTech, Online Learning

Shares 101<p>Last year, I introduced blogging to my sixth-graders because I believe it is the most authentic way to teach students how to write. As I …

What to Do When Your Kids Finds Their Passion

<i>I originally wrote this as a guest post for the TeachMama.com blog. Be sure to check out that site!</i><p>My daughter had been singing for almost two hours …

Teaching

Kinesthetic Learning: Moving Toward a New Model for Education

How do people learn? Research has found that it is our learning process, not our intelligence, that is the most important factor in determining our …

27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom

<b>27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>We’ve talked about the <b>definition of intrinsic motivation</b> in the past. …

Pedagogy