Innovative Designer

MITECS Innovative Designer 

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3D Pens
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3D pens are an easy way to create a 3D object. You can design from scratch or use a template. The pens work like a glue gun, except that they use the same filament in a 3D printer. The objects that the students create can be used in project based learning projects.

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Educational Technology
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REMC Association of Michigan
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MiTechKids
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REMC Association of Michigan
Date Added:
03/17/2019
Bloxels
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Bloxels is an innovative video game development platform that allows you to create your own video games. It’s a free app that helps you and your students create games. It’s also plastic board that fits a collection of plastic pegs of multiple colors.

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Educational Technology
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REMC Association of Michigan
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MiTechKids
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REMC Association of Michigan
Date Added:
03/15/2019
Challenge Accepted
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Kids love to build, what’s more they love to be challenged. Zoob Builderz STEM Challenge is designed for both. Students must read and create using the Zoob Builder pieces. Pieces include gears, axles, joints, wheels, and more for students to snap together.

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Educational Technology
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REMC Association of Michigan
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MiTechKids
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REMC Association of Michigan
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03/13/2019
Coding Robotic Pathways With Dash
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Dash and Dot are robots that can sense, act and think! Coding with robots is great fun!! Students use block coding iPad apps to control their robots. Students will have a ball designing, testing theories and refining their code to create paths for the robots to follow.

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Educational Technology
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REMC Association of Michigan
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MiTechKids
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REMC Association of Michigan
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03/14/2019
Creating a Digital Slideshow
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Using Photopeach, students will create a digital slideshow that showcases their learning. Photopeach is an application where in just minutes the students can create a rich slideshow. Photopeach supports background music, captions, and comments so students can elaborate on their story further.

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Educational Technology
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REMC Association of Michigan
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MiTechKids
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REMC Association of Michigan
Date Added:
03/15/2019
Designing Solutions
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Seesaw is a web-based and application platform where students can post pictures from the classroom, annotate, speak their mind, and create electronic portfolios that connect school and home. Parents are able to see student work as soon as it is posted.
In this activity, students will take a common problem and use the design process to come up with a solution.

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Educational Technology
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REMC Association of Michigan
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MiTechKids
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REMC Association of Michigan
Date Added:
03/11/2019
Engineers Don't Flood the Fidgets
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Students will design a city for the Fidgits to protect them against flooding. Students have a budget to purchase materials with and select from a variety of housing options and community features as they design a city for the Fidgets.

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Educational Technology
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REMC Association of Michigan
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MiTechKids
Author:
REMC Association of Michigan
Date Added:
03/12/2019
Express Your Musicality
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It is a lot of fun to create music and Incredibox makes it easy using a beatbox technique along with dragging and dropping sound icons on different characters to create music. Students can easily create a music track in seconds and download it as background music in a project. The track can be use for private use, non-commercial projects and student projects.

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Educational Technology
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REMC Association of Michigan
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MiTechKids
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REMC Association of Michigan
Date Added:
03/16/2019
Fizzbits
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Whether you build with paper or design something to print in 3D, the simple addition of a USB charged fizzbit vibrating motor can make your creation come alive. A Fizzbit, a product you currently must order from the UK, can easily be attached to a 3D printed object or papercraft character to make them vibrate and move. Your students will love it!

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Educational Technology
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REMC Association of Michigan
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MiTechKids
Author:
REMC Association of Michigan
Date Added:
03/16/2019
Innovative Designer
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A Google Slide Deck introduction to the MITECS competency Innovative Designer-
Students use a variety of technologies within a design process to solve problems by creating new, useful or imaginative solutions.

Example: Third graders worked in teams to design an effective indoor gardening system. With the assistance of local master gardeners, both in person and via videoconference, students researched key needs for the vegetables they wanted to grow and their basic needs. They then designed different structures for a hanging garden. Using a feedback loop from the master gardeners, students created several revisions of their ideas to address missing needs. They presented the final results to a panel that included the principal, some board members, and master gardeners, who decided on the structure that would be funded.

Questions for Reflection:
- How do the MITECS complement core content?
- How might you and your colleagues develop cross-curricular experiences to support the MITECS?
- Which of the competencies are you most familiar with?
- Which competency is an area of growth for you, as an educator?

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Educational Technology
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Reading
Author:
Bethany Rayl
John McCarthy
REMC Association of Michigan
Date Added:
02/22/2019
Introducing the ISTE Standards
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The ISTE Standards for Students were introduced in 1998, revised in 2007 and then again in 2016. The standards are designed to "empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process of exploration, creativity and discovery no matter where they or their teachers are in the thoughtful integration of ed tech." (from ©2017 Clarity Innovations, Inc.) The standards provide a framework to transform teaching and learning with technology. There are seven standards and indicators for each standard to assist learning in the classroom.

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Educational Technology
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REMC Association of Michigan
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MiTechKids
Author:
REMC Association of Michigan
Date Added:
03/18/2019
Keva Planks
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Children love to build! The Keva Planks have become very popular to use in classrooms. KEVA planks are about 1/4 inch thick, 3/4 inch wide and 4 1/2 inches long.You build structures by simply stacking the planks. There is no glue and no connectors. Keva planks creations are meant to be temporary. Students can create beautiful works of art, towers and much more and half the fun is destruction.

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Educational Technology
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REMC Association of Michigan
Provider Set:
MiTechKids
Author:
REMC Association of Michigan
Date Added:
03/12/2019
Kid Designer
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PBS Kids Design Squad Global provides information, videos, and opportunities for students to participate in hands on activities. The site allows students to develop design process skills and apply them to a variety of engineering challenges

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Educational Technology
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REMC Association of Michigan
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MiTechKids
Author:
REMC Association of Michigan
Date Added:
03/14/2019
Makedo Construction
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All you need is repurposed cardboard and the handy tools from Makedo and students can construct anything. The Makedo tool kit is composed of a safe saw, screwdriver and special screws for the cardboard.

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Educational Technology
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Activity/Lab
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Interactive
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Provider:
REMC Association of Michigan
Provider Set:
MiTechKids
Author:
REMC Association of Michigan
Date Added:
03/13/2019