Maker Education

Curriculum Maker Spaces and Virtual Learning: Ed Tech Leader Q&A
Education technology leaders are increasingly called upon to help prepare students for the future of work. For one Tennessee CTO, that means creating maker spaces and helping students learn online.
Alyson Klein, February 18, 2020
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Curriculum K-12 Students to Test Future of Work Skills in Global Hackathon
Young technology enthusiasts from around the world will spend all day Saturday learning new skills and creating innovative projects as part of Local Hack Day: Build.
Mark Lieberman, December 5, 2019
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Teaching Opinion Three Ways to Inspire 21st-Century Global Makers
Guest author Eduardo Caballero shares how maker education can teach 21st-century skills through a global lens.
Eduardo Caballero, June 24, 2019
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Classroom Technology Digital Content, Open Resources, Cybersecurity, and Makerspaces: That's What's on This Superintendent's Mind
Superintendent David Schuler is always trying to see what’s next in technology, but with a critical eye on its effectiveness and cost.
Michelle R. Davis, June 11, 2019
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Curriculum K-12 Interest Grows in 'Physical Computing' as Hands-On Approach to Computer Science and STEM
A number of school districts are experimenting with "physical computing" as a way to help students understand computer science through hands-on activity.
Sean Cavanagh, December 11, 2018
8 min read
Science Opinion Bringing Dreams to Life: Maker Movement Goes Global
What if we asked every child what their dream was--and then helped them bring it to life? In this episode, Tom talks with the MyMachine founders about their vision and the future of work.
Tom Vander Ark, August 1, 2018
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Curriculum Q&A 'I Can Do That!': How Maker Spaces Teach Students to Redesign Their Worlds
Edward Clapp, a senior research manager on the Agency by Design initiative at Harvard explains how maker-centered learning can empower young people to shape the world around them.
Brenda Iasevoli, July 27, 2018
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Science Opinion Makerspaces: Building Community and 21st-Century Skills in Detroit
How maker spaces can promote 21st century skills, social-emotional learning, and a sense of community.
Bart Eddy, April 12, 2018
8 min read
School & District Management Coding, Robotics, Makerspaces Poised to Grow in Schools, Report Says
Researchers consulted 61 education and technology experts to forecast the five-year impact of emerging technologies in K-12 schools.
Sarah Schwartz, September 12, 2017
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Education Opinion How to Create a Makerspace in any Space
This article discusses how educators can create a makerspace in any space.
Matthew Lynch, June 9, 2017
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Education Opinion Why Makerspaces Are Perfect for School and Public Libraries
In this piece, I discuss why makerspaces are the perfect addition to public libraries.
Matthew Lynch, April 4, 2017
3 min read
Education Opinion Makerspaces: A Tool That Can Transform Learning
Makerspaces bring students into a world where they can curate their own learning and yet many schools aren't on board with having them. Here are some reasons why schools should change that mindset.
Nicholas Provenzano, March 22, 2017
3 min read
Joesph Williams
Joesph Williams
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Classroom Technology Leader To Learn From Smart Ed-Tech Strategy That Comes From the Classroom
Joseph Williams, the technology director in California’s Perris Union High School District, demands fast responses to IT problems and insists on keeping close connections to teaching and learning by sitting in on lessons and coaching his colleagues. He is recognized as a 2017 Leader To Learn From.
Benjamin Herold, February 22, 2017
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IT Management Video Smart Ed Tech Strategy That Comes From the Classroom
Joseph Williams, the technology director in California’s Perris Union High School District, demands fast responses to IT problems and insists on keeping close connections to teaching and learning by sitting in on lessons and coaching his colleagues. Williams oversees a $3.2 million technology budget that supports Chromebooks for all 10,700 students, has dramatically expanded opportunities for students and staff to learn computer science, and provides “maker spaces” for hands-on student building and creation. “What I didn’t want to do was try to effect change by riding a desk,” Williams says. “I needed to be able to lead from the classroom.” This video was produced as part of Education Week’s Leaders To Learn From project, recognizing outstanding school district leaders from around the country. More at http://leaders.edweek.org
February 22, 2017
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