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Make the Summer Fun Last Year Round

Summertime: when the minds of students, parents, and even teachers turn to fun rather than academic endeavors. Thinking about strategies to incorporate fun into school time in meaningful ways can offe

  • October 17, 2016|
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Classrooms In A New Dimension

3D-Printing Project IdeasThis year’s MakerBot STEAM Makeathon challenged educators to think about how they might incorporate 3D-printing technology into one of their lessons. Teachers are creati

  • August 17, 2016|
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Do Librarians Face Extinction?

Librarians Shifting from “Quiet Please” to “Let’s Meet!”The maker movement—the idea of getting students engaged in creating things on their own through hands-on interaction, often, but

  • August 16, 2016|
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Applied Learning Comes of Age, Fueled by STEM and Tech

Applied learning—the direct student creation of apps, objects, products, and content through the intelligent use of technology, plus hands-on problem-solving—is no longer just about makerspaces or

  • August 15, 2016|
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Makers, Movers and Shakers of ISTE 2016

ISTE 2016 in Denver promised innovative speakers, new ed tech, and ways for educators to connect with one another like never before. How well did it deliver, and what were the main takeaways for the 2

  • July 25, 2016|
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Annual Hackathon Sparks Creative Young Minds

Bringing Great Minds TogetherOpportunities for students to come together to explore and innovate can help identify new technology options. At Penn State, a group called COIL hosts an annual hackat

  • July 01, 2016|
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Get Your Makerspace On!

Makerspaces are spaces designed to support hands-on learning experiences and opportunities to explore technology. They have grown out of events designed to promote innovation that have emerged over th

  • June 06, 2016|
  • 2 years ago

Tech Gives Home Ec A Makeover

Whether Making Shelves, or Robots, the Process of Making Makes Sense in EducationStudents have been making things for ages in education—just consider the “shop” and “home ec” classes of

  • April 25, 2016|
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