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Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom features hundreds of links to high-quality books, websites, projects, and other resources to help you create a makerspace in any school, no matter your budget. In this section: All Resources – sorted by typeChapter by Chapter – resources as they appear in chapters of Invent To Learn All Resources by Topic Click on the links below to find all the resources found in the book plus extras! Resources by Chapter Chapter 1 | Chapter 2 | Chapter 3 | Chapter 4 | Chapter 5 | Chapter 6 | Chapter 7 | Chapter 8 | Chapter 9 | Chapter 11 | Chapter 12 | Chapter 13 Chapter 14 is the resource chapter, so all the resources in that chapter are found in the “All Resources By Topic” section above, sorted by type.

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The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning - 3. Some students need a push in the right direction Some students will come up with projects that are too simple with answers that could be easily Googled. untitled Build, play and learn using mobile devices. Join ISTE's Mobile Learning Network in a makerspace where you can discover coding, app creation, mobile games, robotics, Minecraft and more. Recommended by ISTE’s Mobile Learning Network Purpose & objective Join ISTE's Mobile Learning Network Playground for interactive building, playing and mobile learning. Blue-Bot Bluetooth Floor Robot Teachers who looked at Blue-Bot® Bluetooth Floor Robot also looked at... Blue-Bot® helps you code, debug and simulate algorithms for the new National Curriculum for Computing. Plan your algorithm on the screen of your device and send it remotely for Bluetooth enabled Blue-Bot® to perform right in front of you! See the components inside Blue-Bot® through a clear shell - children can see its buzz! Use Blue-Bot® like a normal Bee-Bot® and program it on the robot itself Capable of performing 45 degree turns and you can also include repetitions in your algorithm Blue-Bot® is rechargeable and fits on the standard Bee-Bot® Docking Stations USB cable provided for recharging Compatible with iOS and Android (PC and Mac versions coming soon!) Blue-Bot® is a perfect resource for KS1 and KS2.

Add a Touch of Realism to Your Google Maps Using the Google Maps API is one of the most popular (if not the most popular) way to show geo-locations on today's websites. In this tutorial I'll demonstrate how I give my google maps a more realistic look and I'll give you some tips on how to make your own maps really shine! Step 1: Warming Up Our aim is to give the map a realistic look, while still allowing the user to zoom and pan it. We're going to obtain this effect by creating a semi-transparent .png image that will mask the map, then we'll use some CSS to position it on top of the map. Steps to Help Low-Income Students Direct Their Own Learning When Susan Wolfe, an elementary school teacher in Boise, Idaho, asks her class the qualities of a good student, kids often list things like: taking responsibility for themselves, doing homework, being good communicators. By focusing on the what the students believe — instead of what she could dictate to them — Wolfe applies techniques of student-centered learning, which she has embraced throughout her 18-year teaching career working almost exclusively in Title I schools. “The kids need to believe that they’re not here to have learning crammed down their throats,” she said. She says it is fundamental for teachers to take the time to build a class culture for which students take ownership.

The Durango Herald 06/23/2015 With construction more than 50 percent complete, the dream of a new $7 million outdoor learning center in Monticello, Utah, is quickly becoming reality. Enlarge photo Courtesy of MHTN Architects An exterior rendering of the Canyon Country Discovery Center in Monticello, Utah. Courtesy of Four Corners School of Outdoor Education ISTE 2015 ISTE 2015 will feature an amazing array of professional learning and collaborative networking opportunities. Attendees can choose from more than 1,000 sessions in a variety of formats. See our program guide for tips on how to navigate the program and session formats. Use the program search to find sessions that interest you and add them to your Favorites. What's hot Try one of our new preconference ISTE Learning Academies for a truly in-depth learning experience.

Worlds of Making @ NMHS Setting up a Makerspace has been a priority of mine from the moment I started here at New Milford High School, and it’s already well on its way to being achieved. Having a school principal who provides the perfect mix of encouragement and autonomy has, of course, been a great help, but it has also been very much a team effort: the school’s tech team and custodians have been very supportive and cooperative, along with a diverse variety of students interested in ‘making’ experiences. At the heart of the vision for my Makerspace is to develop the space and to provide resources and opportunities that will aid in promoting web literacy. These components encompass Mozilla's Web Literacy Standard. The standard is make up of three key elements: exploring, building and connecting and focuses on reading, writing and participating on the web. My intention is that instruction for students across the themes will make use of open-source options wherever possible.

Expanding Image Menu with jQuery In today’s tutorial we will create an expanding image menu with jQuery. The idea is to have some columns with black and white image slices that will make a content area slide out when we click on them. We will also slide in the colored version of the image, creating a neat […] What Students Will Learn In The Future What Students Will Learn In The Future by Terry Heick This is part 1 of the series “Responsive Teaching For A Changing World,” a 3-part series is sponsored by Adobe Presenter 9. Makerspace in the Classroom - Make: During my eight-plus years of teaching students in a makerspace-style environment, I have witnessed first-hand a surge of interest in problem-based curriculum from both our youth and their parents due to its ability to engage students and to help them retain the knowledge. This is why the marriage between the classroom and the makerspace is so potent. It fills the gap between classroom theory and the physical world. Historically, sparse classroom budgets have been the root cause for a lack of modern equipment in the classroom. This made sense, of course, when an entry-level 3D printer could cost more then $20,000. Now, a derivative of the technology can be purchased with the proceeds of a single bake sale, or even through parent donation.

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