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

The Instant Pot I received for Christmas this past year sat for a few months before I even thought about using it. My wife would remind me frequentl …

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 …

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 …

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

Maker Education

Design Thinking<p>A school district uses monthly missions in its design studios to increase student and teacher engagement and foster self-directed …

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

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 have shared …

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 …

Kinesthetic Learning: Moving Toward a New Model for Education

In kinesthetic learning, movement and action replace more passive forms of learning, such as listening to a lecture. Everybody has probably …

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. …

Employee Engagement