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How to Build Your Makerspace Learning by making has been around since long before edtech—just think about what the adventurous explorers or intrepid settlers of yore would have thought of "Do-It-Yourself." But with thousands of kid-friendly tech tools and a whole World Wide Web of resources out there, creative, interesting opportunities for learning-by-making abound for everyone. Okay, so with all those resources, where should you start to build a makerspace? Here at EdSurge, we've rolled up our sleeves, put on our protective goggles, and built a Maker Guide from scratch, just for you.

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Effective Modern SEO, Most Expensive Keywords, Fix Any Google Penalty, #Speedlink 32:2015 Hi everyone, hope you all had a great and productive week! There’s no doubt that quite a bit has changed about SEO, and that the field is far more integrated with other aspects of online marketing than it once was, says Rand of Moz.com. In the video below, Rand pushes back against the idea that effective modern SEO doesn’t require any technical expertise, outlining a fantastic list of technical elements that today’s SEOs need to know about in order to be truly effective. Google’s Top 100 Most Expensive Keywords for 2015 [Infographic] One of the things that I have always wondered about during these past years is what the most expensive keywords on AdWords are?

The Top 7 Free Windows 7 Software Programs written by: Anurag Ghosh•edited by: Bill Fulks•updated: 5/19/2011 So you have upgraded to Windows 7 and are looking for free Windows 7 software programs. Well, here are some of the best software programs for your OS. The best part is that all are genuinely free and do not require any key or code to activate. Free Software Programs for Windows 7From free antivirus programs to backup solutions to system optimizers, the list of free Windows 7 software program is pretty exhaustive. But the best part is that all software programs are genuinely free, no sharewares.

PBL and STEAM Education: A Natural Fit Both project-based learning and STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, art and math) are growing rapidly in our schools. Some schools are doing STEAM, some are doing PBL, and some are leveraging the strengths of both to do STEAM PBL. With a push for deeper learning, teaching and assessment of 21st-century skills, both PBL and STEAM help schools target rigorous learning and problem solving. They are not exactly the same, but teachers can easily connect to them to teach not only STEAM content and design challenges, but also authentic learning and public, high-quality work. In fact, many know that STEAM education isn't just the content, but the process of being scientists, mathematicians, engineers, artists and technological entrepreneurs. Here are some ways that PBL and STEAM can complement each other as you deliver instruction.

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Probing Question: Is art an essential school subject? For decades, "reading, writing, and 'rithmetic" were considered the most fundamental subjects in American K-12 schools. These days, in order to boost our nation's global competitiveness, many schools and colleges are emphasizing STEM subjects—Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math—over the liberal and fine arts. The White House has even announced the goal of increasing by one million the number of students who receive undergraduate degrees in STEM subjects over the next decade. A Little Ancient...A Little Modern (MP3 Files) A Little Ancient...A Little Modern (MP3 Files) Today's post will not be about health (just temporary, folks..). Instead I wanted to share something with you that is historically significant & quite amazing to hear. For the record, I am a member of the StumbleUpon community (under the moniker of vegasr0x).

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Using Technology to Help Students Show Their Thinking Innovator Using Technology to Help Students Show Their Thinking By Dan Gordon05/19/15 Mark Hammons, the educational technology coordinator at the Fresno County Office of Education, is a trainer, speaker and former music teacher and percussion director. He devotes much of his professional time to coaching Fresno educators through hands-on learning sessions as well as sharing ideas at ed tech conferences.

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