Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week

Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on other news you may have missed.

This week, it’s all about creation–helping students and educators harness their creative power to give life to their own unique ideas.

Read on for more:

How to transform your media centers into makerspaces
Even with tight budgets, it’s possible to repurpose your libraries or media centers into 21st century makerspaces.

This easy presentation software lets students focus on content, not design
Students spend more time playing around with presentation software than you might think. Shouldn’t they be using that time on the material itself?

IEEE launches annual Maker Project Competition
A new opportunity for the innovative, creative and curious maker to transform problems into technology solutions has opened. IEEE, a technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for humanity, announced the annual IEEE Maker Project Competition, welcoming innovators and tech enthusiasts to battle it out for great prizes and the chance to work with an IEEE member.

How to help students become digital creators
Today’s students are creating learning cultures in which they are digital creators, and this transformation is benefiting districts across the nation, according to a new report. A new EdTechNext report from CoSN notes that creative endeavors such as building learning apps and games, along with digital design and innovations, are causing many schools to transform into “nerve centers for creativity.”

Laura Ascione

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