- Arrived in Toronto, not sure what to expect for the day, but great to see @peterskillen again!
- I loved the use of Kahoot, great for getting us all engaged and enthusiastic about the maker movement and the history of educational technology. It's been around much longer than we thought (before @townelauren was born!)
- — Peter Skillen (@peterskillen)Thu, Jul 07 2016 12:49:42
- Reinforced our classroom learning - we explored this in class, and Peter talked about the importance of cultivating competence in each of these domains. We are exploring technology tools for developing these skills in our students.
- — MakerEdTO (@MakerEdTO)Wed, Jul 06 2016 14:19:35This is what #MakerEdTO is all about! People MAKING connections! :) Expanding your PLN! https://twitter.com/LoriTurk1/status/750695250579034112 … @MakerFestivalTO
- Being a connected educator improves every aspect of my teaching. I very much enjoyed the face to face interactions, so much richer than through social media. Something to remember as we encourage our students to be good digital citizens. First they must be good citizens.
- Making my creature was so much more fun than I thought it was going to be. Hmmm, maybe I was too hard on that kid that was always crafting during science. Maybe I just need to set up a maker space and encourage him to create things that are in the science curriculum.
- So many options! How to choose which will be the most applicable to my grade level/subjects/teaching style??
- The Aurasma session was already full, so didn't get to experience that one. Definitely want to know more about it!
- Kelly and Melissa, please share what you learned about makeymakey! Another session I didn't makey it to.
- I can knit! Who knew?? Now I want to set up a finger knitting bin in the hub at our school. It would be a great de-escalating activity for students who are overwhelmed or upset. I was thinking I need to get a few mannequin hands for "holding" unfinished projects.
- I need to learn more about minecraft. Kids are obsessed with it so rather than fight it, I had better tap into their obsession. How do I link minecraft activities to the curriculum?
Reflections from MakerEdTO
Here's what I learned and what I will integrate into my teaching practice in an amazing day of learning.
byLori Turk171 Views