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We are the designers of context!

We are the designers of context! | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it

Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson, Gust MEES
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Reorder the future

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, January 26, 2013 10:41 AM

A poignant reminder:  We are responsible for designing the context for learning!

Gust MEES's curator insight, January 26, 2013 11:07 AM

I agree completely!

 

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TransMagic offers cutting-edge technology

TransMagic offers cutting-edge technology | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
TransMagic offers cutting-edge technology | Technology | International | Bdaily UK | Business News
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This looks like the magic connection....Could it be?

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Raspberry Pi to serve up bite-sized modules for bulk-buying biz bods

Raspberry Pi to serve up bite-sized modules for bulk-buying biz bods | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
'Makers' will love SODIMM sized 'puter too, says RPi
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Small Pis mean new ways to utilise.

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Smithsonian X 3D

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Marvellous, but not Safari compatible....

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This Mom's Invention Does More Than Help Kids With Disabilities Walk. It Lets Their Spirits Soar.

This Mom's Invention Does More Than Help Kids With Disabilities Walk. It Lets Their Spirits Soar. | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
A mother who invented a device to help her child walk is sharing her innovation on a grand scale -- by putting her creation on the market.

The Firefly Upsee will be available for sale on April 7, a service rep for the manufacturer, Leckey, told Th...
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Grand Design.....

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3D printing: 10 companies using it in ground-breaking ways

3D printing: 10 companies using it in ground-breaking ways | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it

ChocoA growing number of innovative companies are experimenting with 3D printers, propelling the technology closer to the mainstream market.

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Chocolate, gifts, car parts.......?  What next?

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Photos: 3D printers, a tour of the top models

Photos: 3D printers, a tour of the top models | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
There are plenty of options for 3D printers nowadays, from small, semi-cheap desktop printers to expensive machines for industrial purposes. Here are the top models we found.
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Useful - all in one place.

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MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer

MakerBot Replicator Mini Compact 3D Printer | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Welcome to the future. Here at MakerBot Industries we make the things that make the things that make cool things for you! We hope to build a bright and awesome future together.
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Neat

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3D printing: 10 factors still holding it back

3D printing: 10 factors still holding it back | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
As promising as 3D printers seem, their usefulness is still questionable. High costs, safety concerns, patents, and design complexity are all contributing to legitimate skepticism.
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It will have its day, but there are many problems still in getting '3D printing' mainstreamed.

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Apple maintains enterprise dominance; Windows Phone lags | ZDNet

Apple maintains enterprise dominance; Windows Phone lags | ZDNet | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Good Technology's fourth quarter mobility index shows Apple's iOS activations in the enterprise remain strong with Android No. 2 and Windows Phone failing to make a move.
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Apple's dominance retained

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iMSO-104 Oscilloscope

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Grand St. is a place for people who love creative technology. We help our members discover the best new products by featuring designers and their products daily. Personal electronics are changing in so many amazing ways - discover and purchase the best new stuff here. Live in the future.
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I've highlighted this before, but it has great potential in Education http://youtu.be/NIeVl7a836E

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Parliament must hold Michael Gove to account. - e-petitions

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Join the call for a call to account.

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MakerBot targets home 3-D printing with low prices, but is it enough?

MakerBot targets home 3-D printing with low prices, but is it enough? | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Learn about MakerBot's new, cheaper 3-D printers. Read about other barriers in the way of widespread home 3-D printing.
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Lower prices will certainly attract Ed Users....

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Unboxing a 30-year-old Macintosh 128K | Macworld

Unboxing a 30-year-old Macintosh 128K | Macworld | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Apple is known for paying as much attention to its product packaging as it does to the actual product itself. And it all started in 1984 with the Macintosh 128K.
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Packaging.....it can all be part of the experience.

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World's Smallest 3D-Printing Pen Is Coming to Kickstarter

World's Smallest 3D-Printing Pen Is Coming to Kickstarter | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Humans are accustomed to drawing in the air. We gesture with our hands when talking and will try to illustrate charade secrets by "drawing" objects in space. 3D-printing pens ta...
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I had a look at a 3D 'printing' pen and was unimpressed, but these results look really interesting!

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Pepsi brings packaging to life with augmented reality | App design | Creative Bloq

Pepsi brings packaging to life with augmented reality | App design | Creative Bloq | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
What do you make of the latest project from Pepsi MAX?
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Now here is a great example that  could be used in schools as a Design project launchpad.

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Two Swedes Develop Invisible Bike Helmet

Two Swedes Develop Invisible Bike Helmet | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
With bikes becoming increasingly more popular as people begin to steer away from cars and into cleaner and healthier options, a fresh new idea has come onto the scene with regards to safety. Out with the old and in with the new declares the invisible bike helmet. Imagine getting on a bike and not having […]
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What a brilliant design.....JIT design.

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Craftsmanship

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What feels so good about getting your hands dirty and making something? The following talks speak to the art of craft.
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An amazing set of TED presentations about - Craftsmanship. @DATA

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Lancashire engineering firm launches the Star in a Jar Fund

Lancashire engineering firm launches the Star in a Jar Fund | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Lancashire engineering firm launches the Star in a Jar Fund | Industrials | North West | Bdaily UK | Business News
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What Jamie did could now be replicated....

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The dark side of 3D printing: 10 things to watch

The dark side of 3D printing: 10 things to watch | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
The 3D printer is a double-edged sword. It stands to transform technology and society for the better, but we also can't ignore the potential negative consequences.
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You do have to look at 3D printing from all angles.

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3D printing could offer developing world savings on replica lab kit

3D printing could offer developing world savings on replica lab kit | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Researchers say technology advances could help global south to design and make affordable equipment to meet local needs
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Interesting idea, and makes sense......new opportunities.

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iPad Dominates Enterprise Tablet Market - InformationWeek

iPad Dominates Enterprise Tablet Market - InformationWeek | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Apple is winning the tablet battles that matter, even in the workplace, new research says.
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This is a totally different market....but Apple has already adapted.

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10 industries 3D printing will disrupt or decimate

10 industries 3D printing will disrupt or decimate | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
As it evolves, 3D printing technology is destined to transform almost every major industry and change the way we live, work, and play in the future.
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Changes are really coming to a number of industries.

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educational technology action group

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Yes, yes, yes #eTag.

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Teen Crafts 3D-Printed 'Robohand' for Fingerless Boy

Teen Crafts 3D-Printed 'Robohand' for Fingerless Boy | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Using a 3D printer at the local library, a Kansas high schooler built a working prosthetic hand for his nine-year-old family friend who was born without fingers on his right hand.
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Inspirational.....

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age. 

 

Educational theory and practice have begun to appear more frequently in the popular press. Terms such as collaborative learning, [http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/comm440-540/CL2pager.htm ] project-based learning, [ http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning] metacognition, [ https://teal.ed.gov/tealGuide/metacognitive ] inquiry-based learning, [ http://www.inquirybasedlearning.org/?page=What_is_IBL ] and so on, might be new to some audiences, but they have a relatively long and well-documented history for many educators. The most widely-known and promising pedagogical approach is constructivism [http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/cognition/construct.html ] grounded on the work of Piaget,  [ http://www.piaget.org/aboutPiaget.html ] Vygotsky, [http://www.simplypsychology.org/vygotsky.html ] and Bruner [http://infed.org/mobi/jerome-bruner-and-the-process-of-education/ ]. Given how it has transformed my own understanding of pedagogy, teaching, and learning, constructionism [ http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/cognition/construct.html ] seems ripe for a similar resurgence — like a phoenix rising from the ashes of Taylorization and standardized testing.


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Agron S. Dida's curator insight, March 6, 2:42 AM

From inside the article: "Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products."

Channylt's curator insight, April 3, 5:51 AM

A great article about Constructionism a hybrid pedagogy - a theory based upon collaborative, project-based and student ownership of learning resulting in a learning that is largely 'constructed' by the learner themselves. 

Paul Oliveri's curator insight, April 6, 1:23 AM

Constructionism, constructivism, learner centred, authentic, real world, active process, problem based, integration of technology in an authentic way and most importantly transformative.

 

With 63 scoopit interactions this article obviously resonates with the broader education community.

 

How do I use these principles to facilitate someone becoming a Paramedic via the distance mode of learning. I use technology to create learner centred, authentic and problem based activities to facilitate their learning.


This may be having the student develop a video of their interactions with simulated patients, participate in lecturer facilitated collaborative exercises (synchronous and asynchronous) or collaborating in groups with their peers in both synchronous and asynchronous activities.


All of the interactions were previously done in a live environment. Today technology is just the vessel for which these interactions occur.

 

Me I’m still just one of many resources available to them.