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Tinkering and Innovating in Education
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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 9:29 AM

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, 8:15 PM

Interesting idea!

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The Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project and interactive, traveling exhibition of handmade books. Our community is made up of over 75,000 people, and our permanent collection at Brooklyn Art Library holds over 26,000 sketchbooks from 135 countries around the globe.

 

We invite participants from all walks of life to fill the pages of a blank sketchbook and send it back for inclusion in our ever-growing library of inspiration." from source: http://www.sketchbookproject.com/

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Tinkering and making is more than just electronics or making furniture. Here's a crowdsourced project to make books. All kinds of books. This one is the "Sketchbook Project" for more info check out: http://www.sketchbookproject.com/

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John Seely Brown: Tinkering as a Mode of Knowledge Production

www.johnseelybrown.com "I am what I create" says John Seely Brown addressing the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching - Stanford, CA, Oct. 23-...
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Some thoughts from this video:  Tinkering takes imagination and one builds something. A new challenge education learning environment is "peer learning". These processes lead to constructive criticism which can lead to a skill for life long learning as well as used in the workspace. Looking forward to an open source world where I can take ideas from the net, re-purpose it, and then share it back with the community on the net -- sharing. Worth the 10 minutes to stop and think about his vision of a new world -- tinkering, peer learning, and sharing.

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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 7:38 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 7:39 AM
Mashable has another version of the story at: http://mashable.com/2013/02/13/robohand/
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TechShop: Welcome To Your Neighborhood Xerox Parc - Forbes

TechShop: Welcome To Your Neighborhood Xerox Parc - Forbes | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
In 2006 Jim Newton, a former MythBusters science adviser and BattleBots competitor, paged through his notebook filled with 224 invention ideas. 

 

"...Now with six locations charging a $125 monthly fee, TechShop offers members–amateurs and engineers alike– work-space and access to every conceivable tool required to create their inventions. “Making things is fundamental to what it means to be human,” pines CEO Mark Hatch, citing work by Jung and Hegel to make his point. “For the price of a Starbucks addiction, we give you tools to make whatever you want.”" from source: http://www.forbes.com/

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Tinkering and making requires the right skill and tools. Emerging services and locations like TechShop and MakerPlace are fulfilling these needs. This article from Forbes does a good job explaining some of the resources, products and concepts of a tinkerer and maker friendly resource. It is a worthwhile read.

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