Use the e-Textiles-in-a-Box tutorial and get ready to teach young people about electronics and computing. Based on the Computational Textiles Curriculum and Sew Electric from MIT, e-Textiles-in-a-Box provides instructions for sewing soft circuits and programming an Arduino microprocessor on the way to creating a bookmark book light and an interactive felt monster that lights up and sings. NCWIT is pleased to offer e-Textiles-in-a-Box in cooperation with the MIT High-Low Tech Group, and with funding from the National Science Foundation.
Sylvia Martinez's insight:
Free 122 page PDF for getting started with e-textiles. Sew soft circuits and learn programming with fun projects!
As a high school sophomore in the 1990s, I took a mandatory computer science class that had a reputation for being difficult. The word among girls was that the only students who did well in the course were the “Dungeons & Dragons boys.” A very nice teacher taught the class. But he often reinforce
Although 63 percent of executives say having women in science, technology, engineering and math roles at their company helps them be more profitable, 30 percent say their organization does not require that women are part of their recruitment pool.
Schools across the country will launch AP Computer Science Principles. The course introduces students to the "foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world." I've been asked to develop new curriculum and teach it to 11th and 12th graders next fall. The AP® Program advises that each individual school…
Japanese artist Mariko Kusumoto uses translucent fabric to produce balloon-like objects, orbs that contain various forms trapped within their soft exterior. The creations inside range from smaller versions of the spherical sculptures to sea creatures and cars, playful forms that fit the bright c
TurtleStitch is based on a browser-based educational programming language (Snap!) to generate patterns for embroidery machines. It is easy to use, requiring no prior knowledge in programming, yet powerful in creating nowels patterns for embroidery. It is usefull for designers to experiment with generative aesthetics and precision embroidery as well as tool for innovative workshops combining an introduction to programing with haptic output.
Adding figures of people to classic tests of spatial perception significantly closed gender gaps, a new study finds.
Sylvia Martinez's insight:
So this is another version of the fact that minor issues with tests can have major impacts. Just framing the question differently affects test outcomes. But more importantly, a "gap" is not a deficiency. What if it's a more powerful mindset to view shapes differently, instead of out of context tasks to be solved? What if you reframe this not as a gap where girls need to fixed, but an indication of alternate problem-solving styles?
The NPR Planet Money segment cited below is excellent. I’m really glad that they reached out to Jane Margolis and Telle Whitney to get the history right. The question that they don’t address in the segment is, “Why did the classes get so much harder in the mid-1980’s that only the boys who were playing with PCs could…
GP is a new blocks-based programming language being developed by John Maloney (most well-known for developing Scratch), Jens Mönig (developer of Snap!), and Yoshiki Ohshima (one of the developers of Squeak EToys) in Alan Kay's group. They are all part of the new partnership between Alan Kay and Y-Combinator Research: HARC (Human Advancement Research Community).…
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