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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

ghbrett's insight:

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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Teach the Web

Teach the Web | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"Teach the Web has something for everyone who wants to get more closely involved with the Making and Learning Movements. #teachtheweb seeks to create an online space to connect, explore and make – and then transfer that energy into real life learning spaces.

 

In this 9-week course you’ll work with others on projects that hone your web teaching skills. Posts on the Topics and Tasks will be published weekly and experienced Webmaker Super Mentors are ready to give tips on tech and facilitation support. #teachtheweb"

 

from source: http://hivenyc.org/teachtheweb/

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ghbrett's curator insight, April 30, 2013 11:58 AM

This looks to be a very interesting and useful making activity. #teachtheweb already has introduced me to new tools for producing and publishing content and media for web resources that can be used for education and other areas.