Join me at Kent State University for their workshop “Promote Deep Student Learning with Makerspaces” This 2 day workshop includes certification as a MaKey MaKey educator
Are you looking for summer activities and resources to share with families? How about encouraging families to create a Pop Up Makerspace at home?
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Garrett Brown, inventor of the Steadicam said “I was a better inventor then I was cameraman and director”. BINGO! Here was the perfect example that STEM, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math occur fluidly and naturally within all disciplines, not separately.
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March, Womens’ History Month, comes to a close. As we start to say goodby to March isn’t it only appropriate that today is opening day of another exciting baseball season and the countless times “Take Me Out To the Ballgame” will be sung this year? Why you ask? Well, back in 1908 when Katie Casey’s beau asked her to go to a play, which he assumed a women would enjoy attending, she responded with “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”.
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The Winter Olympics is a great reminder that we are all global citizens. Beginning Thursday, February 8, 2018, the Winter Olympics provides a great jumping point to integrate real world events into your curriculum no matter the subject area. Following are classroom ideas and resources that can integrate within your curriculum.
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The way I see it, one of the biggest advantage of Makerspaces is that is provides an open ended space where students can design a solution to a real life teachable moment. There is no way to anticipate what that teachable moment will be. That is why Makerspaces are perfect. Students desperately need Makerspaces, teachable spaces that can answer those teachable moments, where the solution requires ingenuity and creativity. (Click on continue reading)