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The new rules for crafters, hackers and tinkerers - The Globe and Mail

The new rules for crafters, hackers and tinkerers - The Globe and Mail | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"The Maker Movement Manifesto: In the spirit of making, I strongly suggest that you take this manifesto, make changes to it, and make it your own. That is the point of making." --Mark Hatch is CEO of TechShop, a membership-based, do-it-yourself (DIY) makrerspace.

 

Brief List explained more in the book!
1. MAKE
2. SHARE
3. GIVE
4. LEARN
5. TOOL UP
6. PLAY
7. PARTICIPATE

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The book is a great starting point for learning about the Maker Movement. Mark does a very nice overview in his article cited here.

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Puppet Making with Jim Henson: A Priceless Primer from 1969

Puppet Making with Jim Henson: A Priceless Primer from 1969 | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"Puppet Making with Jim Henson: A Priceless Primer from 1969

 

Give Jim Henson 15 minutes of your time, and the father of the Muppets will teach you how to make your own puppets, using nothing other than household items – socks, potatoes, tacks, tennis balls, rubber bands, wooden spoons, and the rest. This primer originally aired on Iowa Public Television back in 1969, not long before Henson joined a fledgling TV production, Sesame Street, where he helped create the most famous puppets of our generation: Oscar, Ernie, Kermit, Bert, Cookie Monster, Big Bird and the rest. Though recorded 40+ years ago, the advice is simple and timeless. The man knows of what he speaks…"

 

from source: http://www.openculture.com

 

#Jim-Henson #Muppets #puppets #making #tutorial #primer #teaching #education #SesameStreet

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An excellent example of innovation and making by Jim Henson. He clearly demonstrates that expensive tools and materials are not always necessary to produce delight and learning experiences. 

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Brightworks: An Extraordinary School

"Brightworks is a school that reimagines education. By taking the best practices from both early childhood education and hands-on, project-based experiential learning, we strive to meet students’ needs in a flexible, mixed-age environment that breaks the traditional walls between school and the community outside the classroom. We offer a broad-spectrum learning environment designed to encourage creative capacity, tenacity, and citizenship." 

-- from source: http://sfbrightworks.org

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ghbrett's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:26 PM

This site is a wonderful resource. Brightworks is a great innovative school found by Gever Tulley, Education Architect. You can read more about him on the Brightworks staff page.

 

Be sure to also have a look at the Brightworks Arc pages for more detail about the structure employed "... At Brightworks, students explore ideas and pursue their interests through a structure we call an arc. Each arc takes as its premise a central theme, to be explored from multiple perspectives. Students interact with this theme in three different phases: exploration, expression, and exposition." http://sfbrightworks.org/the-brightworks-arc/

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The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Tinkering and Maker Education

The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Tinkering and Maker Education | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

If you have been following my blog series on The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture, you know that I am using this opportunity, given all the press on flipped classroom, to discuss a model of teaching and learning based on experiential education.  It is a model in which authentic, often hands-on, experiences and student interests drive the learning process, and the videos, as they are being proposed in the flipped classroom discourse, support the learning rather than being central or at the core of learning.


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The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture [diagram] has four phases:

1. Experiential Engagement: The Activity
2. Concept Exploration: The What
3. Meaning Making: The So What
3. Demonstration: The Now What"

 

from source: http://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/


Via Juan Jesús Baño Egea
ghbrett's insight:

This is a jam packed article that does a good job of explaining the model and processes of Flipped Learning. The information is backed up with plenty of links to more resources, content, and video media. Well worth reading for tinkerers, educators, and trainers. 

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MakerBot and Robohand -- 3D Printing Mechanical Hands

A short film about using a 3D printer and a long distance collaboration to create a simple and effective robotic hand for children and adults.

 

MORE INFORMATION makerbot.com/robohand robohand.blogspot.com

 

MAKE A ROBOHAND thingiverse.com/thing:44150

 

 

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ghbrett's curator insight, May 8, 2013 10:38 AM

This shows how a home 3D printer from Makerbot is able to rapidly prototype and even create working products that help people survive. 3D printing is often associated with corporate design or art or other things. This is the first case I have seen a 3D printer used to improve mobility and physically aiding people to have more normal lives.

 

Keep in mind this is a good model that communities, agencies, maker space participants should follow. We have many veterans returning from the current and recent "police actions" over seas who need prosthetic supplements. Get cracking folks! Tinker! Make! and let's help each other.

ghbrett's comment, May 8, 2013 10:39 AM
Mashable has another version of the story at: http://mashable.com/2013/02/13/robohand/
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Awesome Apps for Teachers to Create their Own Apps

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 3 Awesome Apps for Teachers to Create their Own Apps | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"I have been doing a lot of apps review here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning but I have never posted about the tools you as teachers and educators can use to create your own apps. Just lower your eyebrows down, you can do it without any coding knowledge. Of course Android and Apple do provide tech savyy guys with the tools necessary to create their own apps but for us who know nothing about SDK and app development skills, platforms like the ones below will serve the purpose. You can create your app in less than a minute and the process is completely free." - from the Source: 

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ghbrett's curator insight, February 26, 2013 12:30 PM

This article introduces teachers to three applications that will permit them and their students to innovate and tinker with programming to create their own applications. There are well known people who say that programming should be a part of every educational curriculum. Well, here's a second step.  I think Logo and Mindstorms rank among the first that have been used in schools for a long time.

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Flickr: Gever Tulley's Tinkering School

Flickr: Gever Tulley's  Tinkering School | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

Gever Tulley's Flickr photos from his Tinkering School workshops.

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Gever's talk on T.E.D. was the first in a long time that I had heard some one talk about tinkering. I remember my Grandfathers workshop with tools and materials to build mostly boats since he lived on a lake. Since then I have continued tinkering with objects, ideas, art, technology, education and training.

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You Shouldn't Fear Do-It-Yourself Biotech - Slate Magazine (blog)

You Shouldn't Fear Do-It-Yourself Biotech - Slate Magazine (blog) | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

Slate Magazine (blog): "You Shouldn't Fear Do-It-Yourself Biotech Slate Magazine (blog) Yes, risks still do exist, but the inflated debate about dangers overshadows the movement's potential to contribute to the education and inspiration to future...

 

In 2010, the White House put forth a commission report on the Ethics of Synthetic Biology. It recommended that the Executive Office “should identify and widely disseminate strategies to promote overall scientific and ethical literacy, particularly as related to synthetic biology, among all age groups.” The DIYbio movement should be included in those strategies.

 

Genspace, for example, has taught hundreds of people in its classes and workshops—from high schoolers, to Wall Street investors, to clothing designers, to bartenders. Other labs burgeoning around the country do the same. Our members have grown fabrics from bacteria and designed low-cost centrifuges. Other DIY labs have made bacterial ink and malaria diagnostics kits for the developing world."

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Interesting article about DIY genetics and how it is viewed by various communities.

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Why public libraries should follow Chicago's lead and build maker labs

Why public libraries should follow Chicago's lead and build maker labs | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"... That made it especially exciting to hear that Chicago opened a maker lab in one of its public libraries today. Most maker spaces carry a membership fee of $50-200 a month or are located in an institution like a university, where you are required to be a student or staff member to access equipment. A free lab that is open to the public is a novel concept that will hopefully be a lot more common in the future.

 

The lab at Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center will stock three MakerBot Replicator 2 3D printers, two laser cutters, a milling machine and a vinyl cutter, plus a selection of software. A $249,999 grant will sustain its operation through the end of 2013, at which point it will be re-evaluated. The city will also consider adding maker spaces to other library locations." from source: http://gigaom.com/

#library #libraries #MakerSpace #tinkering #digitaldivide #innovation

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ghbrett's curator insight, July 10, 2013 1:40 PM

This is another example of a growing movement in the re-inventing of Libraries in a Digital World. Some traditional people still think of books, reference support, children's hour readings. Whereas other public libraries have experimented with different services such as cafe areas, study carrels with glass walls for tutoring, checking out garden tools, and of course now the ability to check out Digital Media (e.g., eBooks, eMagazines, and music). So, this role in supporting public access to the tools of the Maker Movement early on is a critical activity. In my opinion this is critical to an early solution to the problem of the Digital Divide that kept people who didn't have understanding of or access to computing and networks from accessing internet resources. 

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IncitED -a crowdfunding community designed for educators

IncitED -a crowdfunding community designed for educators | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"To incite important educational initiatives and innovations that benefit learners and their communities around the world. We want to provide a powerful and intuitive platform where educators can:
> Fund worthwhile projects
> Find, share, and replicate effective practices
> Collaborate and inspire one another

 

We aim to do this by simplifying the process of contributing to excellent projects worldwide for all who share the goal of bettering education."

 

from source:  - http://incited.org/

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ghbrett's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:29 PM

It's great to see a crowdfunding (crowdsource funding) site for Education! Have a look and see if your education or training activities might benefit from such funding or at least the exposure to this community online.

Andrew Woods's curator insight, February 4, 11:15 PM

Interesting idea!

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Mobile Makerspace

Mobile Makerspace | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"What is a Mobile Makerspace?

 

A Mobile Makerspace is a BUS, VAN, RV, or a TRAILER packed full of educational toys such as 3D printers, CNC machines, laser cutters, 3D scanners, doodle bots, small robots, alternative energy toys, simple crafts, and so much more! It is about giving EVERYONE of ALL AGES and ALL walks of life the opportunity to get their hands into cool technology and learn about it first hand.

 

Schools, care centers, community centers, and libraries often can not afford and do not have the space to house the educational equipment that a Mobile Makerspace can. A Mobile Makerspace is built and maintained by Makers, keeping expenses low. This includes building most of the equipment used to teach and learn. Part of the learning experience is to learn how to and to demonstrate how you can build and reproduce these types of tools for yourself at a very low cost.

 

This project has been started in Vancouver, BC, Canada"

from source: http://mobilemakerspace.com/

ghbrett's insight:

This is a great idea. Reminds me of cities and counties that make good use of Book Mobiles as libraries on wheels. There also is a definite excitement that a hands-on experience creates. 3D printers are becoming cheaper every week. Staples Office Supply store even sells one now for around $1,200 US. On the net there was report of a 3D printer available for about $350 US.

 

Computers are getting cheaper, paper printers are less expensive. Now we are seeing analog development devices reaching a price range that small groups can afford to purchase for their learning and experimentation.

 

see also:
https://www.facebook.com/MobileMakerspace
http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Mobile_Makerspace

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Maker Scouts

Maker Scouts | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"The Maker Scouts is a weekly scouting program for young children (4-10) who are ready and interested in Tinkering and Making with different materials and tools. The Maker Scouts program provides young Makers learning opportunities in STEAM education through four 12 week sessions, each of which focus on critical thinking, design, and building with hand-on activities.

 

Activities are designed to help the youngest makers become safe, proficient users of making tools and materials on their way to discovering their passion and language of self expression. The program also provides young people learning opportunities that foster the core values of the Innovator Mindset– embracing failure, frustration tolerance, communication, collaboration, creativity and empathy." from source: http://www.makerscouts.org/

ghbrett's insight:

This is a project of the Exploratory. Here is their comment on the Maker Scouts project and their mission:

 

"Maker Scouts International is a project of The Exploratory. Our mission is to build a sustainable future for our children by providing STEAM ( Science, Technology, Engineering Art and Math ) learning opportunities through hands-on Tinkering and Making explorations and projects.

 

The Exploratory provides children opportunities to sustain the love of discovery, celebrate the rigors of inquisitive, joyful learning and become students of innovation, prepared to solve future global challenges through hands on Making and Tinkering. We offer Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math after school programs, educator workshops, classes, public events, camps, early education programs, birthday parties and online content." http://www.theexploratory.com/

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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
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+ The Maker Movement and STEM Education

"Margaret Honey and Eric Siegel feel that the Maker Movement has the potential to transform STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) learning.

 

...Makers delight in tinkering, hacking, creating and re-using materials and technology. They have organized themselves into thriving communities, we read, in which they create objects that they are passionate about." from source: http://dyslexia.wordpress.com/

 

ghbrett's insight:

The Maker Movement has created passion in students and others. Students involved with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) are not only making, but have discovered the delights of tinkering as they learn about topics in this area. This reviewer (not a teacher) believes that children and young adults have the most creative potential when they have been told "that's impossible."  Or just the opposite, if told "that's impossible," they go ahead and prove the nay sayers wrong. So start Tinkering and Making new things.

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ghbrett's curator insight, February 6, 2013 10:40 AM

The Maker Movement has created passion in students and others. Students involved with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) are not only making, but have discovered the delights of tinkering as they learn about topics in this area. This reviewer (not a teacher) believes that children and young adults have the most creative potential when they have been told "that's impossible."  Or just the opposite, if told "that's impossible," they go ahead and prove the nay sayers wrong. So start Tinkering and Making new things.