"This program is part of Prof. Paulo Blikstein’s FabLab@School project, which has been introducing digital fabrication labs and “maker” activities in schools since 2009. In this unique program, twelve local high school students spent four weeks in January on campus taking part in a variety of digital fabrication/maker workshops and projects including laser cutting, robotics, 3D printing, polymer casting, electronics, product design, and several topics in science and engineering. They will return for four more weeks in May and June to design, in small groups, products that solve real problems in their lives and communities."
"There are so many great screencasting apps that I use in my classroom. Tellagami is a fantastic free iPad app takes it to another level by allowing users to create their own avatars and place themselves anywhere they’d like (I’m “standing” in my classroom now.)"
Yesterday, Google introduced add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets. These add-ons allow you to add all kinds of functionality to your documents, including signing faxes, creating bibliographies, and more. While it's still in its infancy, here are a few of the best add-ons available at launch.
Why you should care about your local hackerspace. Open centers of grassroots innovation, hackerspaces offer opportunities to source talent, create goodwill, and push technology forward, writes Open Software Integrators’ Phil Rhodes.
"As anyone who has read TUAW over the past few weeks can tell there's no shortage of IPad keyboards on the market these days. All of them tend to use Bluetooth to connect to the iPad, which is fine -- except when you're a school teacher or IT person who needs to figure out which keyboard is paired with a particular iPad. So that students can simply grab a keyboard, plug it in, and start typing away, Logitech has announced the Logitech Wired Keyboard for iPad (US$59.99, available later this year)."