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If you’re an educator, you’ve probably noticed that the profession has undergone significant change in the last few years. With the growth of the flipped classroom model and the plethora of resources available via apps and websites, teachers are no longer considered the experts. They are moving into the role of facilitator, “guide on the side” instead of “sage on the stage.” In this context, some are beginning to wonder whether the expertise of face-to-face teachers is on its way to becoming obsolete in our schools. Are we headed to a brave new world in which teachers are replaced by…

As amazing an impact as technology can have on education, modern digital resources are unfortunately far from evenly available. Do you know what technological poverty can look like? Do you know what causes lie behind it? Tech Edvocate lists the top five most common barriers to introducing technology to the classroom.Read the article at: The 5 Obstacles You Must Overcome As a Tech-Savvy Educator – The Tech Edvocate

In this guest post by Heather Daubert there are 10 useful tips for growing your personal learning network. A good PLN combines people, pedagogy, experience, and more. It’s a place we can take our questions and experiences and place them alongside peers (and mentors) from all over the world. PLNs offer educators easy access to a multitude of ideas, resources, experiences, and people that help us grow professionally and be the best instructional leaders we can be. Read the post at the National Association of Secondary School Principals blog: 10 Tips for Growing Your PLN—It’s Not Just Books and Conferences

The 2017 RVA MakerFest returned to the Science Museum of Virginia for the 4th year, offering free admission to the museum and fun activities for local families. The goals of RVA MakerFest are: To break down the silos between existing makers and maker groups to encourage a collaborative DIY community in Metro Richmond. Inspire all Richmonders to embrace tinkering and creation as paths to learning and innovation To advance the STEAM disciplines–science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics–among children to seed more makers

While children just want to make and play, parents are often focused on the latest product or tools. MakerBus questions the role of consumerism and commercialization in the maker movent. We live in a world where we are constantly being told to consume, to buy new things, and to throw out things that don’t work. What makes the maker movement so exciting is that it actively resists these consumerist forces and encourages people to actively reuse the tools and technologies in their lives. …can the maker movement grow while maintaining its grassroots, anti-commercial spirit? What is the best way to…

Makers from around the world came to the New York Hall of Science September 23 & 24 for the World Maker Faire. Science, engineering, art, performance and craft were featured at this festival of invention and creativity. Makers of all ages shared their experiments in new technologies, innovation, and art at this family-friendly festival.

Every child loves a puppet show. Barefoot Puppets shared their secrets for materials and making puppets move for guests from RVA Makers in Richmond, VA. Founder and director Heidi Rugg has been building and performing original works since 1997 to entertain and enlighten youth. Barefoot Puppet Theatre celebrates the natural wonders and cultural diversity of our world through the art of puppetry. Through performances, interactive workshops, and residency programs, Barefoot Puppet Theatre seeks to nurture the creative spark, cultivate a joy of learning, and plant the seeds for a greater understanding and appreciation of the arts and the world around…

On Monday August 21, a solar eclipse will cut across the entire United States. And wherever you are, you will be able to see it. Even though the “totality” — the area where the sun is completely blocked out by the moon — is only 70 miles wide, the whole country (even Alaska and Hawaii) will experience a partial eclipse. This is what you’ll see, and the time you’ll see it, in your zip code. Source: A solar eclipse is coming to America. Here’s what you’ll see where you live. – Vox

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