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Maker movement brings tinkering and technology to everyone (interview with Gary Stager)

Gary Stager was interviewed recently by the Alberta Teachers Association. Read this provocative interview, here.

Maker movement brings tinkering and technology to everyone

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Connected TV – Invent To Learn

Check out this conversation on Connected TV – part of a month-long series about Innovation and Making in learning spaces.

What is the educational value in encouraging invention and tinkering?

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Video interview: Opening the Hogeschool van Amsterdam makerspace

While Gary and I were in Amsterdam, we were invited to speak at the grand opening of a new makerspace at the The Hogeschool van Amsterdam, University of Applied Sciences. Gary was interviewed by one of the student journalists covering the event and this is the video!

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Radio show: Movers & Makers

Sylvia was the first guest on a new web radio show about making in education, called WMKR, Movers & Makers hosted by Laura Fleming and  Travis Lape. The topic is the Maker Movement and the show is called Helping Students Learn with the Head,

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Is Education at a Cross-Roads?

Gary Stager, Will Richardson, and Stephen Harris, the keynote speakers at ELH SchoolTech 2014,  are profiled in this article, Is Education at a Cross-Roads? by Rowena Ulbrick.

The article can also be found on the Computelec website or in PDF form.

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Gary Stager’s Full ASCD Interview About Making

Following Gary’s presentation at the March ASCD National Conference, Sarah McKibben of ASCD interviewed him for an article, If You Build It: Tinkering with the Maker Mind-Set, published in the June 2014 issue of ASCD Education Update.

As is often the case, just a few of the comments made it into the final publication.

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Popular ‘Maker Movement’ Incompatible With Common Core, Authors Contend – EdWeek

At ISTE 2014, we were interviewed by Ben Herold about the intersection of the Maker Movement and current trends in education, including the adoption of the Common Core.

Popular ‘Maker Movement’ Incompatible With Common Core, Authors Contend

The “maker movement” is making waves, garnering the recent attention of everyone from President Obama to Chinese entrepreneurs.

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Making Room for Maker’s Space – American School and University magazine

In the recent issue of American School & University magazine, Jill Nolin wrote about the design of creative spaces in schools.

Schools with varying levels of resources are adopting the concept – a Maker’s Space is, after all, about creation and innovation – but a few big-ticket items,

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The Maker Movement Conquers the Classroom – THE Journal

The Maker Movement Conquers the Classroom

“Whether it’s a paper airplane or a robot that walks, kids have always wanted to create functional objects with their own two hands. These days, many educators are channeling that natural urge to build with help from the wider “maker movement,”

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Podcast – What Are the Basics Every Teacher Should Know About the Maker Movement?

I did an interview with Larry Ferlazzo along with Tanya Baker from The National Writing Project. The podcast is 9 minutes long.

What Are the Basics Every Teacher Should Know About the Maker Movement?

The Maker Movement is part of a fundamental rethinking about instruction and its place in the process of life-long learning. 

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