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Nz.pinterest. 1000+ images about Posters on Pinterest. Room Decor, Growth Mindset and Icebreakers. 10 Terrific Apps and Websites for Making and DIY. Even with so much technology at our fingertips, the instinct to build stuff with our hands hasn't disappeared.

10 Terrific Apps and Websites for Making and DIY

Instead, it's taken on a new form. Enter the "Maker" movement. Blending old-school physical building with modern digital creation, making and DIY have made a splash in the 21st-century classroom. This week, we're highlighting the best apps and websites that harness the power of technology to get kids learning through making. For project ideas, tutorials, and peer feedback, head to Make: Online and DIY websites to get inspired. Click Here for Our Full List of DIY Apps and Websites Subjects & Skills (click to expand) Related Posts: Maker Education. Making Matters! How the Maker Movement Is Transforming Education. By Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S.

Making Matters! How the Maker Movement Is Transforming Education

Stager The Maker Movement, a technological and creative learning revolution underway around the globe, has exciting and vast implications for the world of education. New tools and technology, such as 3D printing, robotics, microprocessors, wearable computing, e-textiles, “smart” materials, and programming languages are being invented at an unprecedented pace. The Maker Movement creates affordable or even free versions of these inventions, while sharing tools and ideas online to create a vibrant, collaborative community of global problem-solvers.

Fortunately for teachers, the Maker Movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing. One might try to marginalize robotics or 3D fabrication as having nothing to do with “real” science and dismiss such activities as play or as just super-charged hobbies. Three big game-changers of the Maker Movement should be on every school’s radar: Celebrating Young Talent. Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric. While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers.

Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases. Part 1: Process The process of making in the classroom needs to be incorporated in the final grade.

Photo credit: Lisa Yokana As part of a recent project in my school's senior-level public policy class, students crafted scale models of Lower Manhattan in preparation for a disaster simulation. Students created a scale model of Lower Manhattan in City 2.0 at Scarsdale High School. This is a blog about the life of a deputy headteacher.

Well, I tell a lie. This blog is actually about how ‘I am getting on’ in my new role and life at my new school. The Challenge: By the end of year 8, students are required to create a variety of texts in order to think about, record, and communicate experiences, ideas, and information across the curriculum.

To meet the standard, students draw on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for writing described in the Literacy Learning Progressions for students at this level. The difference in the standard for year 8 [as compared with year 7] is the students’ increased accuracy and fluency in writing a variety of texts across the curriculum, their level of control and independence in selecting writing processes and strategies, and the range of texts they write.

In particular, by the end of year 8, students need to be confidently and deliberately choosing the most appropriate processes and strategies for writing in different learning areas. I had the privilege of attending the Emerging Leaders Summit (ELS) again this year and as always, I got a lot of great new learning and reminders from the sessions, speakers and participants.

I really do think that experienced leaders would get a lot from these summits too - they're not just for your emerging leaders.Mark Osborne workshopped some great thinking and reminders about what effective change leadership involves. He highlighted Waters and Marzanos' (2006) first and second order change descriptions. I'm not going to go into detail here about what these are, but to summarise:First Order Change is an extension of the past and is incremental and linear and people who see the change in this way find the change easy and manageable. Second Order Change is a break with the past, is complex and non-linear. Quote: Will Rogers People don't necessarily resist change - they resist loss.

Key aspects of readinessMark Osborne explained that people are ready for change when: Inspire students. Scratch - Imagine, Program, Share. Computer Science Unplugged. The Learning Pit with James Nottingham. Epic Music Mix - Epic Drums and Percussion.