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4 Ready to Go tips for Project Based Learning and Maker Spaces

How do you get started with project-based learning (PBL) and Maker spaces? Nicholas Provenzano, the author of the book, Beyond the Poster Board, gives us four tips to get started with effective PBL and Maker space use in your school and classroom.

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Maker space and PBL Classroom Pics

I'm geting excited for @_mvddie's ARP Project She has been working so hard and problem solving along the way. She also been teaching me about Feng Shui as part of her project. She’s also learning to use CNC machines, @dremel.

I'm geting excited for @_mvddie's ARP Project She has been working so hard and problem solving along the way. She also been teaching me about Feng Shui as part of her project. She’s also learning to use CNC machines, @dremel.

This is Evee. She fell in love with woodworking last year when using the #KnightsForge Innovation Lab for a class. She decided to make creating a curriculum for a new woodworking class for her Senior capstone project.

This is Evee. She fell in love with woodworking last year when using the #KnightsForge Innovation Lab for a class. She decided to make creating a curriculum for a new woodworking class for her Senior capstone project.

Moustrap car design and building in the Knights Forge kingdom.

Moustrap car design and building in the Knights Forge kingdom.

Design Thinking for the 78 Innovation and Design Class. The students will use minecraft to live.

Design Thinking for the 78 Innovation and Design Class. The students will use Minecraft to build.

Building Bridges and coding Sphero to drive across it.

Building Bridges and coding Sphero to drive across it.

Students are designing their newspaper shoes for Innovation class with four sheets of newspaper and 1 foot of duct tape.

Students are designing their newspaper shoes for Innovation class with four sheets of newspaper and 1 foot of duct tape.

Uniggett students making their homecoming shirts fancy in the Knights Forge Innovation Lab this morning.

Uniggett students making their homecoming shirts fancy in the Knights Forge Innovation Lab this morning.

Unliggett students are using Makey Makey to learn about open and closed circuits.

Unliggett students are using Makey Makey to learn about open and closed circuits.

 

Nicholas Provenzano – Bio as Submitted

Nicholas ProvenzanoNicholas Provenzano is the Technology Coordinator and Makerspace Director at University Liggett School in Michigan. He is also an author, maker space builder, international keynote speaker, and consultant.

He writes on his website, TheNerdyTeacher.com, Edutopia.org, as well as many other prominent educational websites. He has been featured on CNN, Education Week, and other media outlets. He has been recognized as the Technology Teacher of the Year by MACUL and ISTE.

Nicholas is a Google Certified Innovator, ASCD Emerging Leader, Microsoft Minecraft Mentor, Raspberry Pi Certified Educator, Adobe Education Leader, and a TEDEd Innovative Educator.

His best-selling books, Your Starter Guide to Makerspaces, The Maker Mentality, and Beyond the Poster Board can be found on Amazon. Nicholas is sharing plenty of nerdy things on Twitter and Instagram at @TheNerdyTeacher.

Twitter: @TheNerdyTeacher

Instagram: @TheNerdyTeacher

 

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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