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How to Store 3D Printing Filament | 3D Printing for Beginners

How to Store 3D Printing Filament | 3D Printing for Beginners | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
This tutorial shows you a simple, quick and cheap way to store your filament in a way that keeps it dry and gets you best 3D printing results.
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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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This "Minecraft" Community Is Saving The Lives Of Children With Autism

This "Minecraft" Community Is Saving The Lives Of Children With Autism | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
How a $2.50 experiment turned into one of the best places on the internet.
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NJ Students Design 3D Printed Handle to Enable a Disabled Classmate to Open Her Locker

NJ Students Design 3D Printed Handle to Enable a Disabled Classmate to Open Her Locker | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Sometimes physical activities which might seem like simple, everyday tasks are more difficult than they appear for some people. A senior at Newton High School i
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Among Dartmouth's Lathes And Saws, Lessons In Creativity

Among Dartmouth's Lathes And Saws, Lessons In Creativity | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
In a woodshop on the Ivy League campus, Dudley Whitney shapes blocks of wood ... and the lives of his students.
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Announcing The Ultimate Makers' Gift Guide 2014

Announcing The Ultimate Makers' Gift Guide 2014 | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The gift-giving season officially kicks off this week — and we’re here to help with our Ultimate Makers' Gift Guide for 2014. Our five experts pored over hundreds of items to hand select the bright...
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Nan Stifel's curator insight, November 25, 2014 6:32 PM

MAKING a list and checking it twice!

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Student makes 3D printed prosthetic hand for boy

Student makes 3D printed prosthetic hand for boy | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Prosthetic arms or legs normally cost thousands of dollars, but a UNC student has made a functioning hand at a much more affordable price
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LittleBits' New Kit Lets You Create Your Own Smart-Home Gizmos | WIRED

LittleBits' New Kit Lets You Create Your Own Smart-Home Gizmos | WIRED | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
LittleBits' latest kit brings the company's DIY ethos to the smart home with a handful of new modules.
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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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15-Year-Old Unveils ORB 3D Printer & New Print Code — 10 Times Faster Than Traditional Machines

15-Year-Old Unveils ORB 3D Printer & New Print Code  — 10 Times Faster Than Traditional Machines | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
When it comes to 3D printing, speed is one of the areas in which we would all love to see the most improvement. After all, who wants to wait hours for a fist-si
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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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Miami Student Writes Award-Winning E-Books with 3D Printable Sunny the Bear & Accessories

Miami Student Writes Award-Winning E-Books with 3D Printable Sunny the Bear & Accessories | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Educating today’s younger generation about 3D printing is a great way to incorporate the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) curriculum into lea
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Scientific American 's Top 10 Science Stories of 2014

Scientific American 's Top 10 Science Stories of 2014 | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
A deadly infection, a comet success, a climate-change breakthrough—these and other events highlight the year in science and technology as selected by SA 's editors
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Researchers Create Stunning 3D Printed, Programmable, Bio-Inspired Architectural Materials

Researchers Create Stunning 3D Printed, Programmable, Bio-Inspired Architectural Materials | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Biological systems often have the ability to adapt to their environments. They harness external atmospheric stimuli, and as a result, triggers are activated whi
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On Equity Issues in the Maker Movement, and Implications for Making and Learning - Hive NYC

On Equity Issues in the Maker Movement, and Implications for Making and Learning - Hive NYC | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
This was originally posted on Rafi Santo’s blog. Rafi is Co-Project Lead on Hive Research Lab, an applied research partner of Hive NYC and a collaboration between Indiana University and New York University. If you’re interested in the intersection of the maker movement, education and equity, take a half an hour and watch the video …
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Space Station's 3-D Printer Pops Out 1st Creation

Space Station's 3-D Printer Pops Out 1st Creation | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The 3-D printer at the International Space Station popped out its first creation – a sample replacement part for itself.
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The Make: Ultimate Makers' Gift Guide 2014

The Make: Ultimate Makers' Gift Guide 2014 | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
We made our list and we checked it twice to bring you our picks for gifts that are sure to make the holiday season merry and bright for all the makers in your life.
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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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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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