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Maker class gives schoolchildren a hands-on education - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

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Maker class gives schoolchildren a hands-on education Santa Rosa Press Democrat Becker this school year launched the school's Maker Lab, where students in kindergarten through sixth grade incorporate philosophies of the maker movement, a loosely...
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3D Printing May Be The Future: Cricut Explore Is Now - Forbes

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3D Printing May Be The Future: Cricut Explore Is Now
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When you look at the maker movement, the DIY trends, you see people solving real-world problems when they get access to technology.
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When playing with LEGOs makes for a great resume - Digiday

This student turned herself into a LEGO toy -- along with product packing that lists her skills and qualifications -- in order to land an internship.
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Testing and tinkering with the Arduino Starter Pack - opensource.com

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Testing and tinkering with the Arduino Starter Pack
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Are you new to Arduino? Open hardware like the Arduino Starter Pack from Adafruit is a great way to start tinkering with this small computer board.
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Maker movement: Bridging the gap between girls and STEM

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Maker education allows girls to experience in a tangible way how they can apply STEM skills to solve real problems. (RT @isteconnects: 92% of girls engaged in STEM subjects believe they are smart enough to pursue a #STEM career.
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The Maker/Coding Apps Collection by Elizabeth Espinoza

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A collection of education technology by Elizabeth Espinoza (“@JelleJolles: 39 Apps van 'Maker Movement': kids leren programmeren en maken foto's, videos, muziek of verhalen: http://t.co/4u5CaSPgmH”)...
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Mackintosh Academy | Makers Part 1: Cardboard Fun Crafts a Movement

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In honor of Maker's Month, we're shining a spotlight on one boy's Cardboard Fun that has created a worldwide... http://t.co/s5Q6JNX3E1
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LEGO and Maker Culture | SIG Knowledge

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New on the Knowledge Blog: LEGO & Maker Culture http://t.co/QfPPnJDyhI How @LEGO_Group embraces the maker movement
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Will 'Makers' Change Shenzhen? - EE Times

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Will 'Makers' Change Shenzhen? EE Times Especially when it's tied into the existing built-in electronics ecosystem in Shenzhen, the maker movement can help local companies to open DIY workshops within organizations to start new projects, or go all...
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And it will look different in your space, too. Perspective.

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Maker Movement gets kids dreaming of innovation by making slime, etc. - Cronkite News

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Maker Movement gets kids dreaming of innovation by making slime, etc.
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Gangplank is part of the Maker Movement, a nationwide drive to bring creation back into everyday life, whether that's purple slime or a new microprocessor.
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Grand Rapids gets pep talk to create 'maker movement' school - Crain's Detroit Business

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Grand Rapids gets pep talk to create 'maker movement' school Crain's Detroit Business A panel of experts told a crowd in Grand Rapids last week that the city appears to be right place at the right time to launch the nation's first elementary or...
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Why not bring the 'spirit" of American innovation back to where it belongs. Those "radio boys" of the 1920s and 30s knew what it was all about! 

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The Maker's Playlist: 10 TED Talks to feed your tinkering habit

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The TEDActive community is made up of a unique group of smart, creative, passionate and quirky individuals. In this segment, we will be curating a special TED Talks playlist for each of the myriad ...
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Oldie but a goodie.

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How to make Scribbling Machines from The Tinkering Studio ...

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The Tinkering Studio of San Francisco's exploratorium museum has a great collection how-to projects for young makers, including how to make scribbling machines! A Scribbling Machine is a motorized contraption that moves ...
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Common items, uncommon results.

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Maker Moment: Pallet projects, pups, and Pretty in Pink with Melissa Massello - Boston.com (blog)

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Maker Moment: Pallet projects, pups, and Pretty in Pink with Melissa Massello Boston.com (blog) Beyond proving that Boston really is a hugely innovative hub for the handmade, small batch, and Made in USA manufacturing movements, I really loved that...
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Anthem teen is Intel's youngest intern - Arizona Republic

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Anthem teen is Intel's youngest intern
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It was his involvement with the maker community that led him to Intel. The internship came about after Hudy met Intel CEO Brian Krzanich at a Maker Faire in Rome.
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Voiding the Warranty: Using Microsoft Kinect to Make Your Own Dance Video - Wired

Voiding the Warranty: Using Microsoft Kinect to Make Your Own Dance Video
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There's a growing movement of people who are trying to take technology back, and shrink the learning curve for building stuff.
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3D Printing Projects by Makers in Wheelchairs | 3D Printer3D Printer

3D Printing Projects by Makers in Wheelchairs | 3D Printer3D Printer | MakerSpace in the School Library Media Center | Scoop.it
RT @FabLabHub: #Maker in Wheelchair building prototype 4 head-movement- controlled #robotic arm http://t.co/FrOPfIG5Hi via @3DPrinter_net
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Flipped Learning #80: Discussions about the Maker Movement | EdReach

Flipped Learning #80: Discussions about the Maker Movement | EdReach | MakerSpace in the School Library Media Center | Scoop.it
Troy Cockrum and Joan Brown discuss the Maker Movement. (Flipped Learning #80: Discussions about the Maker Movement http://t.co/wRYy1kInlN)
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MAKE – Google+ - Teaching kids to tinker has its rewards — just not…

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Teaching kids to tinker has its rewards — just not immediately. 'Tinkering: Kids Learn by Making Stuff' author Curt Gabrielson on the joys and laments.… (Tinkering with Kids: Get in It for the Long Haul | MAKE.
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Long haul = lifetime = systemic change

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How A Quest For The Perfect Cup Of Coffee Led Two Tinkerers To A Business Breakthrough

How A Quest For The Perfect Cup Of Coffee Led Two Tinkerers To A Business Breakthrough | MakerSpace in the School Library Media Center | Scoop.it
How Doug and Barb Garrott--coffee geeks and tinkerers--invented one of the world's best coffee grinders.
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Great read! And it's even better with a cup in your hand.

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Hipsters with soldering irons are about to get schooled in 'Maker ...

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In this situation, the DIY ethos of 'maker spaces' goes from tech tinkering to something completely different: a viable platform for rapid prototyping and affordable mass production, which then becomes an on-ramp for building ...
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Go ahead, Make My Day, hipster. Actually, if you want to makeI don't care. The more the merrier.

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Makers are the new industrial revolution - opensource.com

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Makers are the new industrial revolution
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In his most recent book, Anderson examines the historical parallels between the Maker movement and the second Industrial Revolution, that took place between 1850 and the end of World War I.
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More goodness from the spot-on commentary regarding Anderson's latest work.

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Which Big Brands Are Courting the Maker Movement, and Why

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To pack more wallop among the denim-and-leather set, Levi's is turning to people like Alice Saunders, a 29-year-old designer and history buff in Boston with a fetish for World War II duffel bags.
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Of course they are. It makes sense to court a recession proof endeavor.

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Learning From Legos

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Building-block toys resonate in today’s technology-inflected D.I.Y. culture. (Learning From Legos http://t.co/uqryt4Mtxk A great ode to tinkering.
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Great article and connection for school folks!

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Awesome Invention These Teens Made To Help Their Classmate (VIDEO)

Awesome Invention These Teens Made To Help Their Classmate (VIDEO) | MakerSpace in the School Library Media Center | Scoop.it
Whether it's dropping off textbooks between classes or grabbing their lunch, most high school students make a stop to their locker at least one point during the day -- and they probably don't think twice about the effort it takes to open it.
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Making with  a social purpose!

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