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DIY MakerMovement

DIY MakerMovement | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Make your own distilled water and other liquids using these DIY solar still plans. By MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine.
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Interview with Brock Craft, author of Arduino Projects For Dummies, on how ... - ITProPortal

Interview with Brock Craft, author of Arduino Projects For Dummies, on how ... - ITProPortal | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
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Arduino is being used very widely in the education community. Science and computing teachers in ...
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Making cities more liveable with GIS - FutureGov Magazine

Making cities more liveable with GIS - FutureGov Magazine | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Making cities more liveable with GIS FutureGov Magazine I encourage technology managers and their technical teams to take advantage of this opportunity and see what it can do for their organisation and constituents.” “GIS, afterall, is only limited...
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Roving shed brings old skills - Sydney Morning Herald

Roving shed brings old skills - Sydney Morning Herald | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
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''I'm interested in promoting hand skills and trying to keep alive the tradition in Australia of tinkering,'' he says.
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A Recipe for Wondering …

A Recipe for Wondering … | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Ingredients: 3 pounds Observation 2 cups of Creativity 2 cups of Critical Thinking 4 containers of Questions Tools: 1 small Scoop Imagination-covered Chopping Board Medium Glass Bowl Directions: St...
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World's cheapest computer gets millions tinkering | CHEAP 3D ...

World's cheapest computer gets millions tinkering | CHEAP 3D ... | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
The device, that runs a open-source Linux handling system, was designed as an educational apparatus for children to learn coding, though a intensity for roughly gigantic tinkering and customization has dismissed adult a ...
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Paper Circuits: Setting up the Space | The Tinkering Studio Blog ...

Paper Circuits: Setting up the Space | The Tinkering Studio Blog ... | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Since many people spent over an hour creating their circuits, we set the space apart from the rest of the Tinkering Studio with tube wall and installed a new gate designed by Nicole that we could open and close as needed.
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Jeannine Huffman's curator insight, August 30, 2013 9:40 PM

...I love The Tinkering Studio!

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Tinkering School: Think, Make, Tinker!

Tinkering School: Think, Make, Tinker! | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
What is Tinkering School and what are we up to? (Tinkering School: Think, Make, Tinker! http://t.co/RdoJZyuHgq)
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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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Interview With David Pasillas

Interview With David Pasillas | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"David Pasillas is a professional photographer currently based in Santa Clara, CA. He shoots a variety of subjects...

 

David began shooting and developing black and white film at the age of 16. He was introduced to the possibilities of digital photography at 18, and finally, got a DSLR 10 years after his love for photography began. He has never taken a class for Photoshop and is completely self taught. His editing style has been influenced by fine art photographers, HDR photographers, and matte painters.

 

In this interview you’re going to learn more about how David approaches iPhoneography and what advice he has for other people who want to take great photos with the iPhone. "

from source: http://iphonephotographyschool.com


#iPhone #phonecamera #smartphone #mobilephotography #mobile #iPad #iPhonephotography #iPadPhotography

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In this interview you’re going to learn more about how David approaches iPhoneography and what advice he has for other people who want to take great photos with the iPhone. " from source: http://iphonephotographyschool.com
#iPhone #phonecamera #smartphone #mobilephotography #mobile #iPad #iPhonephotography #iPadPhotography

Notes: NOTE: This may be an odd post to include in my streams of suggestions. I plan to cross post it to a couple, so apologies up front to those who read the other Scoop.it sites of mine you see at the upper left of each home page.

This is an important and exciting interview. It reminds me of the book (yes paper book) "The Best Camera Is The One That's With You..." by Chase Jarvis ( http://amzn.to/1djbVwG ). The saturation of smart phone with cameras is phenomenal. Most people of all ages have one. So this applies not only to K-12 education, but also to Higher Ed and Corporate education/training as well. Not that everyone will become an artistic photographer, but that most people have access not only to cameras, but the ability to quickly share those images with their community or publicly. It should be noted that this is not limited to smart phone, but any mobile device like the growing number of tablets with cameras should read this interview as well. Living here near Washington DC I have watched more and more visitors of all ages and many different countries using their mobile phone and tablets instead of carrying around cameras these days.

One point not made in the article, but relevant to learning, note taking, education and training is that these mobile cameras can be used in novel ways to support those activities. There are applications to scan and convert snapped text into searchable content. There are apps that help people track spending with snapshots of receipts. Since I do not drink wine, I take a snap of the label for the wine my wife likes so I know what to get at the store. How about using mobile cameras to document "field trips", or document objects visually, or to shop by emailing a photo of that cabinet or dress to a friend to confirm it is the right one for you? You are only limited by your imagination whether student, instructor, or worker.

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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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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, 2014 11:15 PM

Interesting idea!

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Art Museums Better Hurry Up and Get Ready for the Future of 3D Printing

Art Museums Better Hurry Up and Get Ready for the Future of 3D Printing | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"In his living room in San Diego right now, Cosmo Wenman has two life-sized reproductions of the British Museum’s Head of a Horse of Selene, a magnificently life-like sculpture with nostrils flared that dates to around 432 B.C. The original in Britain is made of marble, about three feet end-to-end. Wenman's copies, created with an older digital camera and a MakerBot 3D printer, are clearly reproductions as soon as you lift them up. Created out of plastic, coated in a bronze patina, they weigh about 8 pounds each." from source: http://www.theatlanticcities.com

 

-- EMILY BADGER JUN 20, 2013

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ghbrett's curator insight, July 1, 2013 10:44 AM

It was a matter of time before not only 3D printer folk began broadening their use of the printers, but also that the media would begin to notice. I am pleased to see that the 3D printer is sensitive to copyright issues about the works that he is creating. Living in the Washington, DC, USA area for years I have seen many cheap plaster recreations of statues, buildings, and historical people for sale on the streets. Much like the pantograph allowed plain people to "copy" drawings, photographs to "copy" paintings, copy machines to "copy" books and papers, and scanners to "copy" almost any 2D material from photographs to currency. 3D printers will become yet another technology of un-intended consequences due to the fact that people thinking out of the box or who have not read the manual will use the 3D printers to make stuff that suits their needs or fancies. It will be a time of invention, legal turf fighting, and disruption. Here we go again.

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$A27 computer gets millions tinkering - Ninemsn

$A27 computer gets millions tinkering - Ninemsn | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
$A27 computer gets millions tinkering
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The device, which runs the open-source Linux operating system, was designed as an educational tool for children to learn coding.
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Raspberry Pi's Eben Upton: Open Source Lessons from Wayland - Linux.com (blog)

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In less than two years the Raspberry Pi has sold more than 1 million units and become widely used and adored among DIY hackers and embedded professionals alike.
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Things Come Apart | The Tinkering Studio Blog | Exploratorium

Things Come Apart | The Tinkering Studio Blog | Exploratorium | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Todd will be in residence with us in the Tinkering Studio August 7th-10th. During his residency, he'll disassemble an object or two, and set up for one of his photo shoots, creating a new image that may end up in his next book.
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Millions tinker with cheapest computer - Manila Standard Today

Millions tinker with cheapest computer - Manila Standard Today | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
The device, which runs the open-source Linux operating system, was designed as an educational tool for children to learn coding. But its potential for almost infinite tinkering and customization has fired up the imaginations of ...
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'Tinkering' in Lehi lets kids and adults explore the world | The Salt ...

'Tinkering' in Lehi lets kids and adults explore the world | The Salt ... | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Lehi • Sixteen-year-old Justin Carver wraps giant rubber bands around 20 pulleys hoping to power four fans, while 14-year-old Tyler Penrod builds a “scribbling robot” using a small basket, a mini motor, markers and a ...
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The Co-Working Space Roundup - Metromode Media

The Co-Working Space Roundup - Metromode Media | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Metromode Media The Co-Working Space Roundup Metromode Media Paper Street started in 2009 as a push to get the self-employed off their couches and away from their kitchen tables ...and also to educate them by bringing in experts to lead classes on...
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Building Better Dreams: Conversations at ASU’s New Center for Science and the Imagination

Building Better Dreams: Conversations at ASU’s New Center for Science and the Imagination | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Intel futurist Brian David Johnson talks with faculty at ASU’s new Center for Science and the Imagination. The Center brings writers, artists and other creative thinkers into collaboration with scientists, engineers and technologists “to reignite ...
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Maker Movement Taps Into Deep and Rich Tradition - Huffington Post

Maker Movement Taps Into Deep and Rich Tradition - Huffington Post | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it
Maker Movement Taps Into Deep and Rich Tradition Huffington Post And I was personally gratified that they mentioned the resurgence in "open education, classroom centers, and project-based learning" during the '60s and '70s, because I was deeply...
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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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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
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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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This beautiful 3D printed cast cuts down on the pain of a broken arm

This beautiful 3D printed cast cuts down on the pain of a broken arm | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"Unlike traditional plaster and fiberglass casts, this one is made of nylon, which means it is lightweight, waterproof and recyclable. It is also thin enough to fit under sleeves and covered in holes that allow airflow and fingers in for scratching.

 

Evill developed the cast for a class at his university, inspired by a personal experience. “I had broken my hand that weekend and was very annoyed with the cast I had on, as it was the first time I had a cast,” Evill said in an interview Friday." from source: http://gigaom.com/

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