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Show Learners the Possibilities . . . And Then Get Out of the Way

We are living in an age of advanced user-driven technologies, information abundance, and networked, participatory learning. It should logically follow, then, that education should take advantage of these amazing developments. 1,830 more words

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Learning About Young Makers

I am a huge proponent of using hands-on, interactive learning activities to explore ill-defined problems as a way of teaching for all age groups. Given the spontaneity and uncertainty of these types of active learning environments, I believe educators should observe, reflect on, and analyze how learners interact with the materials, the content, the educator, and the other learners. 1,525 more words

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Making MAKEing More Inclusive

The maker movement and maker education, in my perspective, are such great initiatives – really in line with what student-centric education should be in this era of formal and informal learning. 1,133 more words

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Educators Teaching Learners; Educators Teaching Educators; Learners Teaching Learners; Learners Teaching Educators

Google has an initiative entitled Googlers Teaching Googlers:

Googler to Googler places employees from across departments into teaching roles. Classes taught Googler to Googler—everything from kickboxing to parenting— are initiated and designed by employees.

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Becoming a Lifelong Maker: Start Young

I was recently asked what is was about my childhood that led to me being an adult who makes and who advocates that everyone should make in one form or another.  1,462 more words

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How Do We Learn? How Should We Learn?

If I ask you or your students, “How do you learn,” how many of you could clearly articulate this process? If you can, are the strategies you’re using the best ones for learning? 1,124 more words

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