This week we highlight 3 articles about making and makerspaces. 1) Makerspace Leadership 2) Assessing Making 3) Markerspace + Genius Hour
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EdScoop Weekly - July 14, 2016
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8 Tips in Taking on School-Wide Makerspace Leadership

Rule # 8. Students are capable of almost infinitely more than we initially expect of them – or they of themselves. My students’ mindsets are shifting towards always trying a new activity, thinking in “prototype” terms, being prepared to make changes to ideas, and expecting “help” in the form of advice rather than taking over. As that happens, I’m seeing kids actually making more progress faster when given less explicit instructions.

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Assessment in Making
Anyone who works with young makers sees this level of engagement, collaboration, and creativity. Indeed, there has been an explosion in the number of makerspaces in schools. But as with any new education model -- particularly one with roots outside of education -- there are serious questions that arise
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The Einstein Project: Genius Hour Meets Makerspace

The “Einstein Project” is designed to find a solution to an everyday problem that makes you passionate in your thinking and designing. This project is designed to make you think outside of the box as active learners and create solutions in uncommon ways, forget about failing or succeeding and take chances. Learn from your failures and create opportunities to succeed with the new knowledge that you have!

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Plan. Work. Assess. Show
Project Foundry simplifies how to get your arms around personalized, project-based learning. Project Foundry scaffolds the process while embracing voice and choice in both teacher-guided and student-led projects. You want to report outcome data? Yeah, we do that too.
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