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Articles tagged with: Maker Movement

Drawing a Lesson: Familiarity Breeds Creativity

November 27, 2018 – 4:11 pm | One Comment | 3,039 views

Putting herself in an unfamiliar learning setting, Christiane Dufour experienced first-hand what happens in the “making” process when one is unfamiliar with the materials and the techniques associated with them. It brought home what three …

STEAMing up Learning: Robotics heats up at Laval Senior

February 13, 2018 – 8:05 pm | Comments Off on STEAMing up Learning: Robotics heats up at Laval Senior808 views
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This is a guest post by SWLSB Science and Technology consultant Samuel Altarac.
How many times do we hear that math and science are boring and not creative? After witnessing the energy and imagination present at …

The Genius of Genius Hour

May 3, 2016 – 12:43 pm | One Comment | 2,092 views

My daughter recently had the opportunity to participate in a Genius Hour project at her school and then a board-wide sharing session, where principals and vice-principals met students from around the OCDSB to hear about …

She Said, He Said: On Makerspaces

April 28, 2016 – 12:20 pm | 2 Comments | 2,003 views

Last year, LEARN started exploring the idea of Makerspaces as a way to increase students’ engagement in school. The idea itself is not new. Originally incubated by hackers and computer tinkerers, Makerspaces have taken hold …

10 Years Later: Is Creativity Still Being Killed in Schools?

March 22, 2016 – 9:30 pm | One Comment | 1,722 views

After watching Sir Ken Robinson’s TED Talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” in 2006, I have been actively looking and searching for creativity in schools. Are we seeing the evidence that creativity is as important as …

GrEau: From School Project to Business Opportunity

June 3, 2014 – 12:28 pm | 3 Comments | 2,745 views
The GrEau Team: Teacher Chris Wong, Josh Boland, Benjamin Collier, Brandon Leon

 
One of LEARN’s online students, Benjamin Collier, shares his experience with a school project developed this year by a group of students at Mecatina School in the du Littoral School Board.  We are so proud …

It’s All About Creating

May 21, 2014 – 12:21 pm | Comments Off on It’s All About Creating1,898 views

Last year I wrote a blog post about Maker Spaces. Many involved in the maker movement encourage the use of digital technology, but that does not have to be the case.
A couple of years ago …

Why Our Schools Need the Arts: A New Perspective

April 3, 2013 – 11:04 am | 2 Comments | 3,789 views

I recently read Why Our Schools Need the Arts by Jessica Hoffman Davis (2008), founder of the  Arts in Education Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Reading this book hot on the heels of Susan …

Makerspaces: Creative hotbeds of experimentation

March 26, 2013 – 3:29 pm | 2 Comments | 4,759 views

When I was growing up, the world was analog. Children could take apart clocks and actually see how the gears fit together to move the hands on the clock face. Today so much is hidden. …