Tips for makerspaces, maker projects

This month, we are running a roundup of the year's top Tech Tips from our Tuesday column in SmartBrief on EdTech. Below are ideas for creating makerspaces, crafting your own virtual-reality goggles, using open-education resources, developing growth mindset and engaging visual learners using sketchnotes.

How to launch makerspaces

Three educators during a panel discussion at TCEA 2017 offered tips to help school leaders start meaningful maker programs. This blog post outlines their ideas and a list of free resources.

Tips for building VR goggles

Teacher Scott Hagehorn led his students in a maker project in which they created their own virtual-reality goggles. Hagehorn details the parameters of the project and how students shared their designs with the larger maker community.

3 tech tips from FETC

This blog post includes three top tech tips from the Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando, Fla. They include #GoOpen resources and the free communication tool Remind.

2 tech tools that support growth mindset

Technology tools can support growth mindset among students, writes Gene Tognetti, founder of Agile Educational Technology Consulting. In this blog post, he shares two tech resources that support two of the five characteristics of growth mindset: challenges and obstacles.

What is sketchnoting?

A process known as sketchnoting can help visual learners, writes Cebron Walker, editor-in-chief of the Learning Counsel. In this blog post, Walker notes that the practice is gaining momentum, and offers several tips and resources to help educators and students adopt the technique.

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Tech Tips is a weekly column in SmartBrief on EdTech. Have a tech tip to share? Contact us at knamahoe@smartbrief.com

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