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The Importance of a Maker Culture in Schools

Part 5 of a 5-part blog series exploring the topic of makerspaces in education. Click here to read part 1, Makerspaces: An Important Component of 21st Century Education part 2, Creating a Makerspace in Schools and part 3 Using Makerspaces to Promote a STEAM Curriculum, and part 4, Preparing Students for Successful Careers with Makerspaces. As we’ve covered in […]

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Preparing Students for Successful Careers with Makerspaces

Part 4 of a 5-part blog series exploring the topic of makerspaces in education. Click here to read part 1, Makerspaces: An Important Component of 21st Century Education part 2, Creating a Makerspace in Schools and part 3 Using Makerspaces to Promote a STEAM Curriculum According to a U.S. Department of Labor report, “65% of today’s 2nd graders […]

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Using Makerspaces to Promote a STEAM Curriculum

Part 3 of a 5-part blog series exploring the topic of makerspaces in education. Click here to read part 1, Makerspaces: An Important Component of 21st Century Education and part 2, Creating a Makerspace in Schools As STEAM curriculum’s pick-up steam (pun intended), so do the popularity of makerspaces in schools. It is natural for […]

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Using Design Thinking to Create a Classroom Built for Maximum Impact

“If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow.”  – John Dewey, 1915 While so many of the sessions at the upcoming CASH show look fantastic, one of the sessions really caught our attention. Maximizing Facilities’ Impact on Student Learning…Insight from Sacramento State’s School of Education What can teachers teach […]

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Congratulations to our Incredible Classroom Makeover Winner!

In September of this year, Haskell announced the Incredible Classroom Makeover Contest. The idea behind the contest was simple: teachers and administrators could nominate a deserving classroom by submitting a photo. An impressive 125+ schools nominated a classroom for the contest. From those submissions, the Haskell Team picked 10 finalists. Then, it was up to […]

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Will Flexible Seating Create Chaos in Your Classroom?

“I believed that putting students in rows facing the front of the room would make them easier to manage. I also believed that an effective classroom was a quiet classroom. Everyone was supposed to be quiet except for me.” – Caitlin Tucker, Classroom Furniture: Does it impede or improve learning? For over a century, classroom […]

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Baldwin SD Gives Classrooms Facelift with Flexible Learning Spaces (Video)

To watch the video, please visit http://longisland.news12.com/story/36806890/baldwin-sd-gives-classrooms-facelift-with-flexible-learning-spaces. November 9, 2017 — Baldwin, NY — The Baldwin School District has given some of its classrooms a facelift with what it calls flexible learning spaces. The superintendent says the goal of these spaces, which features movable couches and chairs, is to get kids ready for life after college. Experts […]

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Back to School: Movement is Learning

After a summer filled with activity, children are now back in school and being asked to sit still for hours a day. In the era of being judged on standardized test scores, many schools see movement and free play as a waste of time that could be better spent learning. But, here’s the kicker. Movement […]

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