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Peer to Peer and Maker Movement
Transcript of Peer to Peer and Maker Movement
Two Technology Trends
Peer to Peer or "Social Learning"
Students communicate and collaborate side by side or many miles away.
Who are "Makers"?
Makers in the Classroom
“It's a lot easier to get students to grasp why they need to learn abstract math, science, or design concepts when teachers bring project-based learning—like building a robot or a go-kart—into the classroom.” - Good Education
A "Maker's Homebase"
A center for sharing and creating together
Ultimate site for collaboration amongst "Makers"
Usually located in warehouses, on university campuses, or in adult education centers
Fully equipped to allow for making of anything imaginable
Hurdles to implementing "making"
in the classroom
Individuals learn by reading, listening, watching, and talking to other individuals.
Social media tools promote informal learning and allow an individual to manage his/her own learning.
In the classroom teachers use Cooperative Learning and Peer Tutoring.
Teachers creating applications in the classroom
or partnering with local "makers" to...
For brainstorming, collaborating, and showcasing
Nashvilles first Hackerspace. Most are in major cities
mainly on the west coast.
Just a few of the many sites
which feature projects, tutorials,
examples and help.
Web sites for projects and
supplies to get started.
facilitate practical application of textbook information
encourage creativity and imagination
meet the needs of diverse learners
allow for collaboration with peers
encourage learning by doing or showing by example
Educational Initiative for a Maker Classroom
Peer to Peer Learning is not following the "Sage on Stage Model." It is collaboration in which the teacher is more the "Guide on the Side."
Students can log on, connect, and interact.
They can engage in events together, take classes together, and learn from one another.
Students and Makers of all ages showcase projects that were created simply to create.
Showcase science, technology, art, and performing arts projects
Opportunity for parents, students, and teachers to collaborate together
Maker Faire: The Science and Art Fair for Makers
applications in education:
Maker Movement and Peer to Peer Learning:
Knox County students, parents and teachers use School Fusion to communicate and collaborate through websites, blogs, videos, "Fusion pages", images and email.
Avenues for Collaboration amongst Students, Teachers, Administration, and Parents, Allowing for Diverse Learning, Creativity, and Sharing with Others, both Near and Far
Movie Maker turns photos, video clips, and lesson plans into great movies and slide shows for teaching and collaboration.
Flickr allows a user to upload, share, and store images and videos to this great online community.
Jing captures anything and everything you can view on your screen as an image or video, and shares it instantly.
Great resources for teachers and students to collaborate.
Evernote is software and services for note taking. It can be text, a webpage, photograph, or voice memo. They can be sorted into folders, tagged, edited, and exported as part of a “notebook" and shared.
Skype is a peer-to-peer and client-server.
Users communicate by voice, video and instant messages over the Internet.
Maker Movement and Peer to Peer Learning
are two useful and interactive technology trends
that are changing education.
Both of these involve discovery in an exciting way that is improving our teaching and our education.
Companies such as
Mzinga are trying to
meet the new demand
for this trend in learning.
Social-text creates a unique work space for colleagues to collaborate.
Teaching Models are changing