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Maker Education

As the education profession evolves, there are numerous controversial issues that come up, including subjects such as using mobile devices in the classroom. For some Project Based Learning is a revelation, while others consider it educational blasphemy. One thing that cannot be argued is that many students enjoy working with their hands and building things while they learn. Maker Education is a movement to introduce more hands on learning in classrooms and it parallels nicely with STEM concepts.
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Maker Education
  • Dustin Blumhagen says:
    A five minute video provides an example of how one school is engaging students through maker education. It gives plenty of reasons why incorporating this in their school has been a positive experience, including the benefits to inclusive education and the cross curricular potential of these courses, such as connecting CTE and Geometry lessons.
  • Dustin Blumhagen says:
    An in depth article focused on the maker movement in education, there is also a list of benefits to students and some ideas for those new to the concept. These are split into grade levels and include diverse ideas such as sewing a "new friend" and programming a game. A great read with lots of information nicely laid out.
  • edutopia.org
    edutopia.org

    The Maker Movement: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants to Own the Future

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    Dustin Blumhagen says:
    Through a brief look at the history of the maker movement, this blog provides educators with a strong argument for incorporating it into their classrooms. This is a great resource for those who unsure of the idea and want a little more information before delving deeper into the resources and ideology of maker education.
  • Caine's Arcade

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    cainesarcade.com
    cainesarcade.com
    Dustin Blumhagen says:
    Simply the best place to start exploring the potential of maker education! This heartwarming story about a young boy and his homemade arcade showcases the potential of introducing these concepts into the classroom. What started with a young boy with a dream and time on his hands became a viral sensation.
  • Dustin Blumhagen says:
    This article advocates for the adoption of the maker movement in schools. It discusses the benefits for students and includes a short video to supplement the story. For those who are on the fence, this provides insight into the decision to implement these concepts in the classroom.
  • Dustin Blumhagen says:
    For those educators who are visual learners, this simple infographic provides a succinct look at the benefits of maker education in the school.
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