Tinkering and Innovating in Education
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Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share

Scratch | Home | imagine, program, share | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"Scratch is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art -- and share your creations on the web.
As young people create and share Scratch projects, they learn important mathematical and computational ideas, while also learning to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively.


... Scratch is developed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab, with financial support from the National Science Foundation, Microsoft, Intel Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Google, Iomega and MIT Media Lab research consortia." from source: http://scratch.mit.edu/

ghbrett's insight:

MIT has a tradition of developing introductory programming tools for K-12 and older learners. Scratch is the latest one that I just learned about. At first glance it reminds me some what of Yahoo! Pipes. It's a visually oriented, scripted language. I'll need to play/work with it some to make a better assessment of it as a tool. While the site says this is aimed at teaching students about programing and computational science, I'd say it also is a tool for introducing student to digital animation and new media. 

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Aimee Lee, Hanji Unfurled: One Journey into Korean Papermaking

Aimee Lee, Hanji Unfurled: One Journey into Korean Papermaking | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

This single page describes Aimee Lee's book based on her experiences spending time on a Fullbright Scholarship in Korea exploring the making and the uses of Hanji, Korean hand made paper. 

 

More about Aimee Lee at:

 http://aimeelee.net/   and

 http://moonaimee.blogspot.com/

ghbrett's insight:

Did you know you can make paper at home with a food blender, a baking pan a couple inches deep, and some window screen? Well the Hanji process takes that siimple idea to a much deeper and broader application. Aimee Lee has written the first book in English to explore, explain, and share the sources & wonder of Hanji. It is on my bucket list.

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ghbrett's comment, February 22, 2013 3:04 PM
Thanks to Mike Marinos' Scoop.it at http://www.scoop.it/t/paper-horizon