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New tools for making, learning, and fun!

Making in education is a current “hot topic” for schools looking to offer students creative, authentic learning experiences. The tools of the maker movement are accelerating into schools at a rapid pace. New coding apps for the iPad, useful plugins that

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New interview – “The Best Makerspace is Between Your Ears”

Gary was interviewed for the American School Board Journal’s (ASBJ) latest issue on Making in Education.  “The Best Makerspace is Between Your Ears” Q&A with Gary Stager Gary Stager has spent the past 33 years helping educators around the world see

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GUIDE TO CREATING AND INVENTING WITH TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM Written by Gary Stager for Intel® Australia Ever wanted to learn how to set up a maker space in your school? Or introduce students to an exciting new world of creating new

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Making for All: How to Build an Inclusive Makerspace

The Maker Movement has crept into the consciousness of schools in the past few years. For some, it’s a wake up call that over-tested, over-scheduled young people are not going to become the creative, enthusiastic learners we all hope to

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Gary Stager’s New Article in Independent School Magazine

Independent School, the magazine of the National Association of Independent Schools just published a major new article by Dr. Gary Stager. Read Outside the Skinner Box: Can Educational Technology Make a Course Correction? NAIS – Outside the Skinner Box (PDF)

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Gary Stager’s 2014 FabLearn@School Paper

The following is a link to Gary Stager’s paper, Progressive Education and The Maker Movement – Symbiosis or Mutually Assured Destruction?, presented at the FabLearn@School Conference, October 25-26, 2014.

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The Maker Movement: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Sylvia just wrote a short blog for Edutopia about whether “making in the classroom” is just a fad, and what we can do to make sure it isn’t – Should we worry that making in the classroom is just the

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Making vs. School “Reform”

The worldview of self-proclaimed school reformers vs. makers Download a PDF of the table Comments are welcome!

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Top ten ways to start with “maker education”

This is possibly the question I hear most frequently – “Where do I start incorporating making in my classroom?” I wish there was a single, simple answer! But here are a couple of ideas of where to start. 1. Start with

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