Author Archives: Karie Huttner

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iMake iLearn – Setting Up Your Makerspace

iMake iLearn – Setting Up Your Makerspace

The Why…. Our makerspace is called The SP Design Lab. The SP Design Lab is modeled after the Makerspace movement where our students are able to access different materials to create and design in both the physical and virtual environments. Too often our students are told what they should do, how they should do it,

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iMake iLearn – Puppets, Puppets, Puppets

Who doesn’t like puppets?  Meet Conni Mulligan, our DEN guru and expert in how to integrate puppetry into the learning environment.  Conni’s passion for puppetry is infectious and the ways that she integrates puppets in storytelling and giving students voice.At the DENovator Faire, Conni shared a wonderful way to create puppets.  Her area was three

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iMake iLearn – DENovator Faire

This year I was fortunate enough to be selected to participate in DENSI 2014 (Discovery Educator Network Summer Institute).  Over 140 educators from the United States, Canada, and the UK are selected to participate and learn together about different ways to integrate technology to support student learning.  This year a Maker Night was added called

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iMake iLearn – Summer Learning

Coursera – Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning Course Description:Tinkering activities provide a powerful way to inspire students’ interest, engagement, and understanding in science. The Tinkering Fundamentals course will help educators and enthusiasts develop a practice of tinkering and making. This course will focus on key design elements of high-quality, science-rich tinkering activities,

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iMake iLearn – Minecraft EDU and Student Reflections

I have had the fortune of working with several second grade classrooms to use Minecraft EDU as part of a learning unit about communities.  Discovery Education resources played a vital part in creating the background knowledge to make this project successful.   In previous posts, I have shared what we have been doing and learning but

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