Magazine article Techniques

Did You Hear?

Magazine article Techniques

Did You Hear?

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Techniques and the Educators in Action blog have joined forces, and we'd like to hear from you. Take a moment to share a best practice, opinion or story on shaping career choices, and you could be featured in a future issue of Techniques or on the blog. Send your response (300 words max) to

* Tell us about one way to demonstrate career connections to students in/outside the classroom. (best practice)

* What is the next big trend in college and career readiness that will make the most impact on 21st-century students? (opinion)

* Share a story about the moment you or one of your students discovered what career they wanted to pursue. (story)

... What Wendy Robichaud Said?

In the October issue of Techniques, we asked readers to send in a best practice, opinion or scenario as it relates to their students and the Maker Movement. Below, Wendy shares an activity that inspired student creativity:

This year, I decided to create a makerspace in my own classroom. I started by asking myself:

1. What would my students make?

2. What would I put in the space?

3. How would my students react?

For my first project, I created idea cards to help students choose a project theme. For instance, a student could choose a card that says "make a gift" or "make a cellphone case," and that would be the theme of the project. The end result of the project is to create a product, along with a written document answering questions directly related to marketing concepts. …

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