Week 6: Maker Education and Infographics!

This week, we were charged with exploring infographics and utilizing them to educate others about the Maker Movement in education.  I really enjoyed this aspect of our work.  I had not ever created something like this before.  It was actually interesting, fun, and relatively intuitive to work with once you get hang of it!  I will definitely utilize this in my own teaching and learning.  I think the students would have a great time demonstrating their learning through the use of infographics.  The biggest challenge I think would be helping them manage their time so that they don’t get lost in all the myriad possibilities (e.g. bells and whistles) like they sometimes do with PowerPoint.

For the purpose of this assignment, I designed my infographic for the educational practitioner new to maker education like I was at the beginning of this course.  I’ve embedded my first infographic below.  Alternatively, you can click here to see my infographic!

 

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The link listed for more information is not clickable on the above image.  I’m including it here fore anyone interested.  Makered.org is a great resource for anyone interested in further exploring Maker Education!

While they are listed on the infographic, I’m also posting my resources here!

Resources

Halverson, E.R. & Sheridan, K. (2014). The maker movement in education. Harvard Educational Review, 84(4), 495-465.

Mishra, P., & The Deep-Play Research Group (2012). Rethinking Technology & Creativity in the 21st Century: Crayons are the Future. TechTrends, 56(5), 13-16.

Sheridan, K. Halverson, E.R., Litts, B.K., Brahms, L, Jacobs-Priebe, L., & Owens, T. (2014) Learning in the making: A comparative case-study of three maker spaces. Harvard Educational Review, 84(4), 505-565.

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