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You Won't Believe What This Teen Built In Her Garage (VIDEO)

You Won't Believe What This Teen Built In Her Garage (VIDEO) | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
By: Miriam Kramer, Staff WriterPublished: 08/09/2013 03:07 PM EDT on SPACE.com A sister act in North Carolina has proven that age is no obstacle when it comes to building a Mars rover.
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Make the Most of the Maker Movement

Make the Most of the Maker Movement | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
How can we make the most of Maker education? Here's some suggestions from early adopters who are making the most of this promising movement.
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floduarte's curator insight, November 18, 7:00 AM

I am an early adopter....very useful tips

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New Kickstarter Promises "World's Most Conductive Filament"

New Kickstarter Promises "World's Most Conductive Filament" | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
  For a few years now, many of us in the 3D Printing community have been eagerly awaiting a highly-conductive filament that would allow us to print circuits as part of our 3D printed projects....
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Raspberry Pi Model A+ Arrives — The Cheapest And Smallest Pi Yet

Raspberry Pi Model A+ Arrives — The Cheapest And Smallest Pi Yet | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced an updated version of its Model A board, called the Model A+, along with a $5 price drop to just $20.
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IoT market to reach $3 trillion, 30 bn connected devices by 2020: IDC

IoT market to reach $3 trillion, 30 bn connected devices by 2020: IDC | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Explosive growth in cloud and number of Internet-connected devices is expected to propel the Internet of Things market globally to $3.04 trillion in 2020, says research firm IDC
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123D Circuits | Electrify Your Napkin Sketches With Circuit Scribe

123D Circuits | Electrify Your Napkin Sketches With Circuit Scribe | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
For people who want to make things themselves, Autodesk 123D is free 3D modeling software integrated with content and fabrication services.
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Robohand

Robohand | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Customised, Fitted, Mechanical Fingers and Hands

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, October 30, 2:13 PM

The 3D printing continues to make serious impact.

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What's the Maker Movement and how could it impact schools? Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez Interview

Gary Stager is one of the world’s leading experts and advocates for computer programming, robotics and learning-by-doing in classrooms. In 1990, Dr. Stager l...
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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Being dumb in the existing educational system is bad enough. Failing to create a new way of learning adapted to contemporary circumstances might be a national disaster.
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Sign Plus Plus at the Atlanta Maker Faire

Sign Plus Plus at the Atlanta Maker Faire | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
At the Atlanta Maker Faire on October fourth, I was happy to meet Payam Ghobadpour and Madeleyne Vaca who were showing off a prototype sign language translation glove called the Sign plus plus. The...
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PBS's How We Got To Now Reveals How Tinkerers Changed Our Lives

PBS's How We Got To Now Reveals How Tinkerers Changed Our Lives | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
This new six-part series premieres at 9/8c on Wednesday, October 15.
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Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education?

Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education? | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
elatively few rigorous studies have examined how well this teaching method actually works
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It's so lazy to say that "...relatively few rigorous studies have examined how well this teaching method actually works." I'm glad this study is positive, but how about situating it in DECADES of research that PBL is effective? Is it just easier or flashier to continually claim that something is "NEW!!!"?

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Video: Cirque du Soleil Does Its Thing… With Drones | TechCrunch

Video: Cirque du Soleil Does Its Thing… With Drones | TechCrunch | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Cirque du Soleil is known for doing incredible things with the human body. Now they're doing incredible things with quadcopters.
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Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning

Making and Tinkering: A Review of the Literature, by Shirin Vossoughi and Bronwyn Bevan

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A commissioned paper by the National Academies Board on Science Education explores the literature and state of informal (and some formal) STEM learning in this paper. It's a good literature review for anyone looking for support for making and tinkering in education.

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Research brief: Good learning involves direct experience, focus, motivation, and relationships

Research brief: Good learning involves direct experience, focus, motivation, and relationships | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Quoted from "Conditions of Learning" - "Young people can be—and want to be—fully engaged learners. The evaluation research on longstanding school networks that put these principles into practice—like Expeditionary Learning, Big Picture, Early College High School, and High Tech High—finds deeply engaged students motivated to do their best"

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MOMA Adds Arduino, Makey Makey, And More

MOMA Adds Arduino, Makey Makey, And More | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
I've always said that one day I'd wake up and the Arduino would be in a museum. However, I'd sort of expected it to take a bit longer.
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MoMA | Welcoming New Humble Masterpieces into MoMA’s Collection

MoMA | Welcoming New Humble Masterpieces into MoMA’s Collection | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
MoMA | Welcoming New Humble Masterpieces into MoMA’s Collection
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Calling All Makers: Announcing the First-Ever White House 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge

Calling All Makers: Announcing the First-Ever White House 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, we’re inviting makers and innovators around the country to participate in the White House 3D Printed Ornament Challenge.
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Ingenious new app is every math teacher’s nightmare come true

Ingenious new app is every math teacher’s nightmare come true | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
If your school doesn’t already collect your smartphones before you go to class, we’re certain that it will start doing so after seeing this new mobile app. Per Engadget, an app called PhotoMath is every math teacher’s worst nightmare come to life as it will solve equations for you just by using your smartphone’s camera. MORE GREAT APPS: This brilliant app will send you a photo of the person who stole your smartphone As you can see in the video posted below, the app uses your camera to scan the p
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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, October 22, 2:14 PM

Just so you know.

Dr. Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, October 23, 10:49 AM

Big Bang Theory episode becomes reality.

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, October 24, 9:35 AM

nightmare or dream come true?

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Edible Growth Puts the Fun in 3D Printed Fungus Food - 3D Printing Industry

Edible Growth Puts the Fun in 3D Printed Fungus Food - 3D Printing Industry | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Founder of the Edible Growth project, Chloé Rutzerveld , uses a modified desktop 3D printer to print healthy bite size morsels of food.
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Engaging Girls in STEM | National Girls Collaborative Project

Engaging Girls in STEM | National Girls Collaborative Project | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The National Girls Collaborative Project brings together organizations throughout the United States and Puerto Rico that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)
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A collection of reports and research on engaging girls in STEM, both in formal and informal educational settings.

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Why Students Leave STEM

Why Students Leave STEM | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
To keep women and people of color engaged in STEM, let's ignite an early passion for these topics, provide mentors and role models, and emphasize subject relevance.
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