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What is the next trend in online education? | I...

What is the next trend in online education? | I... | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it
Peter Baskerville's answer: The greatest attribute of online education is that it can be delivered at the moment of learning need utilizing the mobile technologies of the smartphone and the electronic tablet.

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...education can be delivered at the moment of learning need or "Just in Time Learning"

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A Girl Who Codes

A Girl Who Codes | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it
Computing has always been a boys' club. How 18-year-old Nikita Rau--and other young women like her--are finally changing that.

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Chatting with Inventables' Zach Kaplan About Shapeoko | MAKE

Chatting with Inventables' Zach Kaplan About Shapeoko | MAKE | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it
Last night was the first announcement in a series that Inventables will be making over the course of the next year to accelerate this change. JB: Can you tell us about the MakerSlide rails that are part of the new mill?
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Design Thinking Meets a Community Action Project | Edutopia

Design Thinking Meets a Community Action Project | Edutopia | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it
Running in lockstep with the technology boom is the maker movement, a whole legion of people interested in making and designing things themselves. There are builders ...
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Apps for Students With LD | Organization & Study - NCLD

Apps for Students With LD | Organization & Study - NCLD | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it
Students with learning disabilities often have trouble with study skills like organization and remembering what needs to happen and when. These mobile apps can help.

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Is a Career in STEM Really for Me? - IEEE Spectrum

Is a Career in STEM Really for Me? - IEEE Spectrum | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it
An 8th grader ponders the options, finds science and engineering far down on the list

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The Robot Launch Pad's curator insight, September 4, 2013 1:37 PM

Companion piece to Charette's "The STEM Crisis is a Myth" by daughter, Maura Charette. By and large, girls find STEM industries and STEM higher education unpalatable and pointless. Possibly finding more remedies to that situation will also engage those boys who find STEM a turn off. 

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4 Ways to Ensure Students Learn While Creating - Edudemic

4 Ways to Ensure Students Learn While Creating - Edudemic | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it
How do you actually ensure students learn while creating and exploring? Here are four different tips from Shawn McCusker that should keep learning rolling along.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:39 PM

As we move to the Common Core and we look at the Depth of Knowledge that will be required for our students it is clear that the need for our students to create is critical. This post starts with the following sentence:

"When was the last time your students said “Wow, that worksheet changed my life”?  Can you even remember a similar cookie cutter classroom activity or assignment from your days as a student? Yet they were a popular tool because they were structured and efficient in getting the class to a set finish point."

After presenting "the exploding volcano project" the post turns to four strategies. The short hand version is below. Click through to the post for additional information.

1. Start with your specific learning objective.

2. The idea to be expressed comes before the tool used to express it.

3. Make asking "How will this show mastery of the learning objective?" your classroom mantra.

4. Engage in evaluating the PROCESS of creation and not just grading the finished project.

There is also an example a learning objective and a project that one student submitted.

Chris Carter's curator insight, September 12, 2013 12:02 AM

Yasemin Allsop does IT again!

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, September 12, 2013 11:42 AM

Thanks.  Great resource.

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The Adafruit Trinket Is a Tiny, Versatile Microcontroller

The Adafruit Trinket Is a Tiny, Versatile Microcontroller | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it
You've got all kinds of choices for microcontrollers for your DIY projects, but Adafruit's newest, the Trinket, is a tiny, Arduino-powered board that fits on your fingertip.

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..lower price means more teachers can afford them. 

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Peter H. Rosen's curator insight, September 20, 2013 8:24 AM

I just got one along with the Neopixel RGB LED ring from Adafruit.com

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Robot Turtles Is A Board Game Designed By A Googler To Teach Kids Core Coding Principles | TechCrunch

Robot Turtles Is A Board Game Designed By A Googler To Teach Kids Core Coding Principles | TechCrunch | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it
There are plenty of online resources aimed at teaching kids coding but here's an offline take that uses old school gamification to get kids engaged and learning programming principles while they're having some good old-fashioned family fun.

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Scott Turner's curator insight, September 7, 2013 6:36 AM

Outreach activity?

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New school curriculum emphasises coding, climate change, 3D design

New school curriculum emphasises coding, climate change, 3D design | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it
Primary school children as young as five will be
taught how to create simple computer programs, according to the
final version of the new national curriculum published on 8
July.

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Wearable Electronics with Becky Stern - 8/14/2013

SHOW LINKS BELOW! Join Becky Stern and friends every week as we delve into the wonderful world of wearables, live on YouTube. We'll answer your questions, an...
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...steel conductive thread does not tarnish.

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4 talks on making electronics fun | TED Blog

4 talks on making electronics fun | TED Blog | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it
Instead of coloring with crayons, imagine a drawing session with special paper and pens that let you create light-up circuits out of doodles.

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...who wouldn't want to make these?

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Paper Circuits: Setting up the Space | The Tinkering Studio Blog ...

Paper Circuits: Setting up the Space | The Tinkering Studio Blog ... | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it
Since many people spent over an hour creating their circuits, we set the space apart from the rest of the Tinkering Studio with tube wall and installed a new gate designed by Nicole that we could open and close as needed.

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...I love The Tinkering Studio!

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The Joy Of Making Things « Annie Murphy Paul

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The Joy Of Making Things. Monday, November 25, 2013. Tweet This ... It's an ”experimental learning workshop” where kids engage in an essential but increasingly rare activity: they make stuff.
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DIY and Save: A Scientist's Guide to Making Your Own Lab Equipment - Newswise (press release)

DIY and Save: A Scientist's Guide to Making Your Own Lab Equipment - Newswise (press release) | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it

"Joshua Pearce is not one for understatement. “This is the beginning of a true revolution in the sciences,” says the author of “Open-Source Lab.” For cash-strapped researchers, he could be right.

His new book, published by Elsevier, is a step-by-step DIY guide for making lab equipment. The essential tools are a 3D printer, open-source software and free digital designs. “It’s a guidebook for new faculty members setting up labs,” he said. “With it, they can cut the cost by a factor of 10, or even 100 for research-grade equipment. Even in the classroom, we can do a $15,000 educational lab for $500.”"


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In China, Lessons of a 'Hackerspace' - Wall Street Journal

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Wall Street Journal In China, Lessons of a 'Hackerspace' Wall Street Journal Already booming in the U.S., the maker movement (or DIY, for "do it yourself") is now gaining ground in China, challenging assumptions about the country's capacity for...
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11 Tools to Teach Kids How to Code

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Learning how to code has many benefits for kids. As the world becomes more dependent on technology, the need for computer programmers and software developers will only continue to increase. Kids who know how to code are preparing to compete in a competitive job market. However, the promise of a job in the future may not be enough to get kids interested in learning to code. These 11 tools to teach kids how to code are designed to make learning to code engaging, entertaining and relevant.


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, October 3, 2013 7:45 AM

The thing is to learn computational thinking.

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4 Effects of K-12 Coding Programs for Higher Ed -- Campus Technology

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Some K-12 schools have begun requiring that all students learn coding as a means of encouraging the next generation of computer scientists and of fostering higher-order thinking. What does that mean for higher education?

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Design your own 3D printed robot with Mobot-A

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Barobo, Inc., inventor of Barobo mobot, announced today the launch of the Mobot-A robot kit, a 3D printed robot.

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...we saw this demonstrawith and it is an awesome teaching tool, directly ties into math.

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The Robot Launch Pad's curator insight, April 11, 2013 7:33 PM

Barobo, a UC Davis spinoff, has launched a platform aimed at schools and hobbyists with access to a 3D printer. Design your own accessories, wheels, attachments or download them from the Barobo website. After a successful school trial, Barobo have just donated Mobots to some local hackerspaces so this could be the start of an interesting online robot building community. 

Fab GOUX-BAUDIMENT's curator insight, April 24, 2013 2:36 AM

Robots time

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Flutter: $20 Wireless Arduino with half mile (1km) range.

Flutter is an open source ARM-powered wireless Arduino with 1000m+ (3200 ft) range and 256-bit AES hardware encryption.

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Should JavaScript devs build real things? | Technology Treason

Should JavaScript devs build real things? | Technology Treason | dream. design. make. | Scoop.it
The launch of technical.io was met with the usual Hacker News crazy. One group of ... I've spent a while trying to articulate my thinking on this as it's a complex topic that touches on hardware, design, engineering, community and education.
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...I like my code to give instant feedback too

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Junior Computer Science

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An excellent example of how to use Scratch to teach programming/coding and maths


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Kids Code Academy's curator insight, August 24, 2013 7:31 AM

Attaching programming to Computer Science is too narrow a viewpoint

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LiveLeak.com - Super Thin And Flexible Circuits Clear The Way For Truly Wearable Computers

A wispy new kind of electronic circuit that can conform to every shape your body takes could give amputees greater control over artificial limbs, spawn truly controller-free video gaming, and make wearable devices like fitness trackers and computers so unnoticeable we never bother taking them off.

electronics continue to get smaller, faster, and smarter, but they are still brittle and rigid enough to notice when you put them in your pocket. From phones to insulin pumps, tech is still bulky and heavy enough to notice.

A team of Japanese and European scientists working out of the University of Tokyo have developed an ultra-thin, flexible electronic circuit that floats like a feather and can be crumpled like paper.

"Now, you can wrap electronics not just around maybe a ball pen, but even around a human hair," project leader Martin Kaltenbrunner told Business Insider in an email. "Our sensor foils can easily conform even to wrinkles of skin and be wrapped around the elbow or finger knuckles that steadily move, and still work perfectly."

It could clear the way for innovations like ultra-sensitive "smart" skin that can collect information about the body and environment, highly responsive artificial limbs, and extremely badass video game controllers. It works in wet environments too, so you can wear it all day — even in the shower.

The invention is a huge step in the quest to develop electronics that seamlessly integrate with the human body and the environment. Medical devices thinner than plastic wrap can be placed anywhere on the body, even, as the researchers demonstrate in the video below, comfortably on the roof of the mouth. They say circuits inside the mouth could help people with speech difficulties.

It could also make consumer electronics devices more intimate and effective. Popular fitness devices like FitBit, Jawbone UP, and Basis Band are bracelets, watches, or pods that are clunky to wear (especially when sleeping) and easy to lose. They are also worn only on one part of the body, so they are modest in what they can measure, and are often suspected of being inaccurate.

Wrapping circuits around several parts of the body would allow users to collect more data on everything from body temperature to information from the environment, like solar exposure or wind chill.

 

The circuits could also be used to make human-like skin for robots, or robot-like skin for humans.

The study appeared July 24 in the journal Nature.

There are other flexible electronic devices out there, but this is by far the thinnest and most bendable. It remained functional even when researchers crumpled the sheet like paper.

Even with the circuits, the sheets are 1/5 the thickness of common kitchen wrap and 30 times lighter than paper. If laid onto a thin sheet of rubber, the circuits can also be stretched.

When placed on the hand the foil follows the contours of wrinkles in the skin without cracking or disrupting the circuits.

Because the circuits are cheap to make, the researchers say that obtaining them may be as easy as a trip to the corner store. The team doesn't have any specific plans to license or market the technology yet, but we might be seeing it in three to five years, Kaltenbrunner said in an email.

"Because manufacturing costs of organic electronics are potentially low, imperceptible electronic foils may be as common in the future as plastic wrap is today," the scientists wrote.

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Homemade copper conductive paint / ink

Here's an interesting method for making a home made copper based conductive ink for forming circuits on paper, plastic substrates that is pretty easy and ine...
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