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Science Learning Resources Reviewed in School Library Journal

Science Learning Resources Reviewed  in School Library Journal | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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For anyone interested in learning more about the maker movement in education, this is an excellent starting point. Innovative educators, Stager, Executive Director of The Constructivist Consortium, and Martinez, President of Generation YES, urge teachers to look far beyond test prep and getting the answer right to offer students project-based learning that turns classrooms into settings where teachers talk less and children do more, makerspaces that value “making, tinkering, collaborative learning, and invention.” They start with a brief history of the maker movement, highlighting the work ofSeymour Papert, a very early proponent of creative computer use by children, and continue with an in-depth look at how to get started. Ideas range from the “constructionism” learning theory to designing a good project to new fabrication tools (3D printers, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Makey Makey, etc.) to creating the learning environment and advocating for makerspaces in schools. A companion website provides links to the resources listed in the book—professional development, tutorials, project ideas, books, videos, creative materials, and much more.

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Study interviews 60 women of color in STEM, finds 100% have experienced gender bias

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code fast. code easy. codebender

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The Inaugural NAISAC Interactive Maker Space- Fun For All!

The Inaugural NAISAC Interactive Maker Space- Fun For All! | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
I have now been working in partnership with NAIS since 2008 and have worked on a variety of interesting projects. This year, working with Amy Ahart from NAIS, we wanted to try something new and lan...
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Makey Makey and littleBits launch module

Makey Makey and littleBits launch module | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Introducing the Makey Makey Bit: a small-but-perfectly-formed innovation enabling littleBits users to transform prosaic everyday objects (pretty much anything) into a touchpad - using nothing more than alligator clips, a computer, and some magnets. Visually, the new module is slightly...
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Disney Research » A Layered Fabric 3D Printer for Soft Interactive Objects

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Stanford study shows success of different programming styles in computer science class | Stanford Graduate School of Education

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4 maker myths debunked | eSchool News | eSchool News

4 maker myths debunked | eSchool News | eSchool News | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
These four myths dispel some misconceptions around making and maker spaces.
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‘Museum of the Future’ to be Built in Dubai Using 3D Printing Construction Techniques — Ready by 2017

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How to Think Like a Maker: Values Your Company Should be Adopting | WIRED

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The 5th annual World Maker Faire, which took place in the latter part of 2014 in Queens, New York, was an event that celebrated all aspects of the global Maker Movement. Over 530,000 people have collectively attended the 100 plus local Maker events held in 2013, and World Maker Faire organizers estimated that over 85,000…
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Sticky Actuators

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Raspberry Pi 2 is 6 times faster than Pi 1, supports Windows 10

Raspberry Pi 2 is 6 times faster than Pi 1, supports Windows 10 | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
A faster Raspberry Pi 2 computer is now shipping without a rise in price, and for the first time it will support Microsoft's Windows 10 OS for the development of smart devices and appliances.
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15-Year-Old Unveils ORB 3D Printer & New Print Code — 10 Times Faster Than Traditional Machines

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How communism turned Cuba into an island of hackers and DIY engineers | PBS NewsHour

How communism turned Cuba into an island of hackers and DIY engineers | PBS NewsHour | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Just outside Havana, in the childhood bedroom of illustrator Edel Rodriguez, a washing machine engine welded to a boat propeller has become a makeshift fan. This kind of cobbled-together contraption is common in Cuba. So are stoves that run on … Continue reading →
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Coding on iPads - Beginner to Pro

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Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing

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Chinese Government to Put 3D Printers in All 400,000 Elementary Schools by Next Year

Chinese Government to Put 3D Printers in All 400,000 Elementary Schools by Next Year | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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Well, the problem is not really "getting the machines into schools", it's getting the idea that it's the design process, not the plastic bit at the end that counts.

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Providing On-Line CS Teacher Education, Designed for Teachers

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Announcing a research-based resource for helping high school teachers to learn Python and CS Principles
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Free E book on learning how to teach Python in high school.

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Informal Science - A resource and online community for informal learning projects, research, and evaluation

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Arduino vs. Raspberry Pi: Mortal enemies, or best friends?

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Agency by Design

Agency by Design | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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Nice update of Agency by Design site - check out the educator resources and new white paper.

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