Maker Education

How The SAMR Model Can Be Used A Framework For Education 3.0

How The SAMR Model Can Be Used A Framework For Education 3.0 by Dr. Jackie Gerstein Bring Dr. Gerstein to your school or district for professional development on the SAMR model, maker education, and more with TeachThought Professional Development  Evolution, in its broadest sense, serves as a force to help humans move towards a better way […]

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A Human Framework For Maker Education

A Human Framework For Maker Education by Jackie Gerstein For specific training and professional development around technology integration, contact TeachThought Professional Development to bring Jackie Gerstein and other TeachThought professionals to your school today. I recently learned, for the first time, about Aristotle’s belief that there were three basic activities of humans: theoria (thinking), poiesis […]

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Cool! A Card Game To Personalize Via Maker Learning!

Cool! A Card Game To Personalize Via Maker Learning! by Jackie Gerstein For specific training and professional development around technology integration, contact TeachThought Professional Development to bring Jackie Gerstein and other TeachThought professionals to your school today. I like and have always used games in my classrooms. One of my current educational interests is maker […]

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Thingiverse: Discover, Make And Share 3D Printer Designs

Thingiverse: Discover, Make, And Share 3D Printer Designs by TeachThought Staff From a press release BROOKLYN, N.Y., October 29, 2015 — MakerBot Thingiverse, the world’s largest 3D design community, reached a landmark one million uploads and 200 million downloads on its platform. What began in 2008 as a website exclusively for the burgeoning maker community has […]

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TeachThought Podcast Ep 1: Making In The 21st Century With 3D Printers

The TeachThought Podcast Episode 1: Making In The 21st Century With 3D Printers by TeachThought Staff Episode Description Welcome to the first episode of the TeachThought Podcast! In this episode, we talk with Dr. Laura Taalman, Professor of Mathematics at James Madison University and Senior Product Manager for Education at MakerBot. Among other topics, we discuss […]

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MakerBot Launches Hands-On Learning Guide For 3D Printing In The Classroom

MakerBot Launches Hands-On Learning Guide For 3D Printing In The Classroom by TeachThought Staff New MakerBot Handbook Helps Educators and Students Get Started with Lesson Plans and Hands-on 3D Design Projects BROOKLYN, N.Y., –Thousands of educators throughout the U.S. are embracing 3D printing as a new way to teach 21st century skills and prepare students […]

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“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.”

“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.” by Britten Follett “What is the most unique item your students have created in their Makerspaces?” I asked our SXSWedu panel charged with sharing details about their Schools’ Vortex: Innovative Library Makerspaces. A giggling Darcy Coffta, Upper School Librarian and Innovation Director at Berwick Academy […]

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Tinker Thinker: 21 Awesome Maker Kits

Tinker Thinker: 21 Awesome Maker Kits by TeachThought Staff Being a relatively new concept, the definition of Maker Ed isn’t exactly set in stone, though it roughly relates learning by making. What your definition of “making” is will likely help you form your definition of maker ed and learning through making, whether that be clay for […]

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