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Green City Diaries: Fab Lab and the language of nature - Model D

Green City Diaries: Fab Lab and the language of nature - Model D | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Model D Green City Diaries: Fab Lab and the language of nature Model D My search for other noteworthy projects led me to Blair Evans, whose organization Incite Focus, a "platform for community production," demonstrates the revolutionary potential...
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Start Small: Why Tinkerers Get Things Done

Start Small: Why Tinkerers Get Things Done | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"... a funny thing often happens when you “just” start setting up and tinkering: you forget about the big, intimidating picture, and start taking small actions that will actually more the project forward. You begin by tweaking and tinkering, and before long, your imagination sparks into life and you’re happily absorbed in the work. You’ve started in earnest without even noticing it.

 

... Over to you…

Think of your next big creative project – the whole thing, all at once. What happens to your motivation?

 

Now imagine “just” doing some small insignificant task associated with the project. What difference does that make?" from source: - http://99u.com/

 

#behancen  #tinkering  #GTD  #Swiss_Cheese_Effect  #Flow

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This is a good article for many projects, not just "creative projects." In some ways it resembles other project management philosophies, but puts them into a different context: Design. There are many lessons to be learned from Design Processes. Christopher Alexander's books about patterns, Pattern Language, and The Timeless Way of Building. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's work on the notion of Flow - top right in 2x2 for "Challenge Level" and "Skill Level" -- in other words flow is the result of using your best skills to engage your highest challenges. The are just two Design process examples that are practical and metaphorical tools that can enhance the work of Project Managers and their staff. Don't just think about it -- Do it!

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Notes: This is a good article for many projects, not just "creative projects." In some ways it resembles other project management philosophies, but puts them into a different context: Design. There are many lessons to be learned from Design Processes. Christopher Alexander's books about patterns, Pattern Language, and The Timeless Way of Building. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's work on the notion of Flow - top right in 2x2 for "Challenge Level" and "Skill Level" -- in other words flow is the result of using your best skills to engage your highest challenges. The are just two Design process examples that are practical and metaphorical tools that can enhance the work of Project Managers and their staff. Don't just think about it -- Do it!

John Parker's curator insight, November 16, 2013 8:43 AM

Good advice for many endeavors.

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Tech Tools: Robots Take Over the School

Tech Tools: Robots Take Over the School | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
What is the one thing that’s more rewarding than teaching kids about mechanics, computers and programming? Actually using the knowledge to make working robots that do their bidding can be sure-fire hit with students and can show teachers a thing...
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The Creation from girls by Sabine Sheridan

A stop motion animation made with Animation Station in The Tinkering Studio.
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The Revolution: On K–12 Education | Art21 Magazine

The Revolution: On K–12 Education | Art21 Magazine | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Contemporary art and artists are essential to change in the American educational system.
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22 DIY Costumes for Kids with an Educational Twist | USC Rossier Online

22 DIY Costumes for Kids with an Educational Twist | USC Rossier Online | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Hi @FrugalFamTree we thought you and your audience would enjoy learning about making costumes with a learning lesson! http://t.co/nCnQCbtwrT
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Children Who Are Taught An Art May Lead Future Of Innovation - RedOrbit

Children Who Are Taught An Art May Lead Future Of Innovation - RedOrbit | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
RedOrbit Children Who Are Taught An Art May Lead Future Of Innovation RedOrbit While politicians and policy experts seem to be pushing for more students to embrace math and science at the expense of the arts, a new study from Michigan State...
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MakerBot seeks to undo the industrial revolution - The Conversation

MakerBot seeks to undo the industrial revolution - The Conversation | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
MakerBot seeks to undo the industrial revolution The Conversation MakerBot also provides extensive customer service, online user forums, instructional and demonstration videos, community contests, educational partnerships, and trouble shooting...
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The Art of Tinkering | Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories

The Art of Tinkering | Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
On their own, science, art, and technology all make for interesting, fun, and rewarding explorations. But when you mix them together, you get a veritable tinkering trifecta in which technological tools and scientific principles let ...
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Tony's Vision . . . The Blog: Skywriter Tinkering

Tony's Vision . . . The Blog: Skywriter Tinkering | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Skywriter Tinkering. Bombarded with my typewritten letters, my older relatives (that is to say, my age) eventually start poking around for their old typewriters. And so a few weeks ago when an aunt and uncle arrived for a visit ...
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Childhood Creativity Leads to Innovation in Adulthood | Psychology ...

Childhood Creativity Leads to Innovation in Adulthood | Psychology ... | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Rex LaMore believes, “Inventors are more likely to create high-growth, high-paying jobs in our state, and that's the kind of target we think we should be looking for. So we better think about how we support artistic capacity, ...
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Foam Printer

Huge amounts of letters made of foam flying above our heads at IFA Berlin. How they're made? A foam printer...
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Very short film of creating letters and numbers that float away in the air. Great fun as new forms of 3D printing are beginning to emerge.

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Stanford drones open way to new world of coral research

Stanford drones open way to new world of coral research | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Camera-equipped flying robots promise new insights into climate change effects on important ecosystems.
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What's Hot | Library By Design - Library Journal

What's Hot | Library By Design - Library Journal | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
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... Library By Design. Make it on your own This new educational 3-D printing solution for Maker spaces can bring your library up to speed in the era of 3-D design center fulfillment.
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3D Printing Will Transform Education | Technolo...

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3D Printer Inventor and Co-Founder Bre Pettis. Image Courtesy of MakerBot Industries. Never mind the computer on every desktop, that’s a given.
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24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning

24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning (24 Unique Maker Education Resources For Teaching & Learning http://t.co/rQqE0ztHiG)...
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AzureDev - Home

AzureDev - Home | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
AzureDevs are changing the world through code. Join the community and help empower the next generation of developers to do the same. (Do you support students learning to code?
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Harnessing Children's Natural Ways of Learning - KQED (blog)

Harnessing Children's Natural Ways of Learning - KQED (blog) | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Harnessing Children's Natural Ways of Learning
KQED (blog)
Gray says a certain minimum number of adults are needed to represent different skills and personalities, but that no formal training is necessary.
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High-tech assistance builds interest in Lego - Daily Astorian

High-tech assistance builds interest in Lego - Daily Astorian | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
High-tech assistance builds interest in Lego Daily Astorian The youth education program, ran through Oregon State University's Extension Service, runs two Astoria Lego clubs in which elementary-school-age children build and program the movement of...
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Play-i's Bo and Yana robots teach kids programming concepts through stories ... - Engadget

Play-i's Bo and Yana robots teach kids programming concepts through stories ... - Engadget | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Play-i's Bo and Yana robots teach kids programming concepts through stories ...
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| Tinkering

| Tinkering | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Naturally, that means that you need to do a lot of tinkering to get things to work. We've searched for workarounds, for software solutions, for different settings and for people and groups who can help us.
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Air Pressure in Albuquerque | The Tinkering Studio Blog ...

Air Pressure in Albuquerque | The Tinkering Studio Blog ... | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Guest Blogger, Diane Whitmore: Exploratorium Exhibit Developer- Theme- Noticing. I just came back from a conference in Albuquerque. When I unpacked, I noticed something weird. My aluminum water bottle, which I had ...
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Educational Technology and the Sources of Innovation -

Educational Technology and the Sources of Innovation - | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Based on Jon Udell’s excellent post, I spent the weekend getting reacquainted with work of Eric von Hippel, the researcher who pioneered the study of user-driven innovation.
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The 'Cut Once' Ruler Brings Kickstarter to the Classroom

The 'Cut Once' Ruler Brings Kickstarter to the Classroom | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
The age-old expression "measure twice, cut once" used by carpenters—and the inspiration behind a new project from materious, a.k.a. husband/wife design duo Bruce and Stephanie Tharp (Bruce has contributed to these very pages).
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