Capture the Learning: Crafting the Maker Mindset
You've heard some good stuff about the maker movement such as how making helps students learn through embodied cognition, creates a mindset that's empowering, and builds creative confidence. You're interested in crafting some maker lessons but don't know where to start or how to do something that works in your classroom. Or perhaps you're worried that you don't have time to do a long, involved project. How do you still teach the Common Core or cover the required curriculum? These simple steps will get you started. Teaching Creativity? First, identify the content you need to teach. Second, think about the skills that you want students to use and practice. Third, think about restrictions or limitations for the project. Fourth, craft a main question, the simpler the better. The Power of Design Thinking Capture the learning. Grading creative projects can be difficult, so create a rubric that includes students' process. Showcase the projects. Understanding vs. So should students make things?
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