Week of 2/11
1.) 24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning
This is a great site for any educator looking for maker resources to use in the classroom. There are various links to other sites but all links are centralized around some kind of maker activity. Some of these activities will be implemented in my classroom in the near future.
2.) Dale Dougherty-The Maker Movement
TED-Talks Video- https://www.ted.com/talks/dale_dougherty_we_are_makers?language=en
This is an interesting resource which I made into a 2 for 1. The first link is a TED-Talks video featuring Dale Dougherty discussing maker education. The second link is a written document by Dougherty on the same topic. He gives some great insight about what a maker entails.
3.) Investigating Instructional Strategies for Using Social Media in Formal and Informal Learning
This article is a study on how social media is being used in education. The people involved in this study go in-depth with their thoughts on social media and education. The authors conducted lengthy interviews for volunteers with teaching and/or administration experience. The study provides support for social learning theories and offers strategies of how social media can be used to connect formal and informal learning. This article is very interesting and is not too long of a read.
4.) 10 Top Educational Apps For Kids
After developing an educational app of my own, I explored the internet for other apps that could be great for use in the standard classroom. This website gives 10 apps that all teachers should check out.
5.) Piaget’s Constructivism, Papert’s Constructionism: What’s the difference?
After watching and reading resources on Constructionism for class, I realized that there is an educational concept known as Constructivism. I found an article that highlights both concepts in case educators might get confused like I did. From what I understand this is what the main difference between the two is. Constructivism is more cognitive and Constructionism is more physical.