Here is the link to the video proposal for my coding makerspace. Enjoy and please make comments!
I still continue to feel that learning in the 21st century has to change from what the norm has been for centuries. With technology advancements over the last 50 years, it's amazing education is slow to fully adopt, and adapt to these new innovations. When I read the arguments about the shift of learners' responsibilities, … Continue reading Week 11: Reflection
When I read this essential question, I can only think about the 21st Century skills everyone keeps reiterating we need to teach our students in K-12. What are these skills? Well, after some research, I found out that the skills students need to acquire are not necessarily spelled out, and if they are, people disagree … Continue reading Week 11: How have you , and will you continue to “Learn the 21st Century” and allow your students this experience in your classroom?
It seems like Makerspaces are all the rage, even in post-secondary schools. It is listed as the number one emerging technology this year according to Campus Technology. (2016) It has made me think about the state of education recently. I viewed a documentary yesterday that was quite eye-opening. Education, Inc. It is an hour long … Continue reading Week 10: Reflection
After reading other people posts, it was interesting to see that others would do quite a bit of the planning, coordinating, and executing "Maker Day." I don't know if I took the easy way out by saying students should do most of the work, but since I am a high school teacher, it would make … Continue reading Week 9: Reflection
I believe one of the things I would need to coordinate a "Maker Day" for my school is the help of the students! Martinez discusses the many ways kids can be involved in coordinating this special day. Everything from planning, organizing, and running the event. There are too many ideas to list here, but the … Continue reading Week 9: What would you need to coordinate a “Maker Day” for your school?
It was a great week to learn that other educators are aware of the need to change the educational institution. No longer is the teacher the sole provider of teaching, the lecturer, the grader, and the authoritarian in the class. And the student is not a passive observer, an individual learner, a paper and pencil … Continue reading Week 8: Reflection
Interesting question for a teacher. I have always thought that a teacher could teach anything. My certification is in high school mathematics, but that has not stopped me from teaching subjects out of my certification. As a rural Alaska teacher, it is very common to teach outside your "expertise". I remember when I had to … Continue reading Week 8: Can you teach more than you know?
It was difficult to come up with rules for my makerspace on my own. As an educator for many years, it has been a blessing to have the resources of the Internet. I tell my own children many times that they are lucky to live in a time where you can virtually look up anything. … Continue reading Week 7: Reflection
After giving some thought to my project and the related materials and tools necessary to construct a pinhole camera, I've determined that my makerspace will not have that many tools that would be considered life threatening. But exercising good judgement in using the available tools is vital. There are other components of a makerspace that … Continue reading Week 7 :What are the rules for your makerspace?