December 14, 2014 at 8pm Central
Join @JackieGerstein on #txeduchat
for the Maker Movement
Dr. Jackie Gerstein’s byline is, “I don’t do teaching for a living. I live teaching as my doing . . . and technology has amplified my passion for doing so.” Currently she teaches master’s-level online courses in educational technology for Boise State, American Intercontinental, and Western’s Governors’ Universities. She believes that one of the roles and responsibilities of the 21st century education is to share resources, ideas, and instructional strategies with other educators. As such she blogs at http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/ and tweets at @jackiegerstein
If you enjoy this topic then the Massive Open Online Course “Tinker Make & Learn” on Canvas.net may be right for you. You can enroll here:
If you make, you are a part of the Maker Movement. But how can you use the ideas from the Maker Movement in your teaching and learning? How can you use maker projects to teach in an authentic way? Should you? Tinker, Make & Learn will help you to develop some ideas. Another part of the Tinker, Make & Learn course purpose is to help spread the best practices, lessons learned and research from maker programs around the world. Collaboration with other participants is part of this experience and will help you gain some insight into how to creatively infuse your teaching and learning with the Maker Mindset. The Maker Movement believes that people can make extraordinary things. We hope this course will inspire you to do just that.
Topics covered include:
- The value of the Maker Movement
- Maker Focus Activities, sharing ideas and hacks
- The intersection of Making & Learning
- Making your Makerspace
- Makerspaces, Fablabs, Pop-Ups, Maker Shops
- Creating your Maker Plan
- The Tinker, Make and Learn MOOC is free for teachers, librarians, higher education faculty, and other educators interested in finding out more about making and learning.