Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom
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Meet the Makers | Scholastic.com

Meet the Makers | Scholastic.com | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The DIY ethos has spilled into schools, reminding educators how much students can learn when they use their hands.
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Biosensing Tattoo Changes Color When Your Blood Sugar Levels Change

Biosensing Tattoo Changes Color When Your Blood Sugar Levels Change | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
An intelligent tattoo monitors your blood sugar levels, and changes color when they are too high or low.
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The Original Makerspace

The Original Makerspace | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Hands-on learning and 3D printers are great, but let’s not forget that students have always created original products—in the writing classroom.
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Crystal Steele Joyce's curator insight, May 10, 4:32 PM
I absolutely love this article! Many forget that writing and publishing is a maker project. Perfect for any makerspace in a classroom or library.
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Gender, Status, and Leadership

Gender, Status, and Leadership | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
More than a trait of individuals, gender is an institutionalized system of social practices. The gender system is deeply entwined with social hierarchy and leadership because gender stereotype
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A Grand Challenge: Reimagining Competitions for the Broader Benefit

A Grand Challenge: Reimagining Competitions for the Broader Benefit | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Co-authored by Simil Raghavan

Competitions can ignite passions and turn kids on to science, technology, engineering, and mathematic
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This is a good summary of why we need to rethink competitions as the primary way to interest kids in STEM.
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Girls Knit Their Way to a Math Career – Bright

Girls Knit Their Way to a Math Career – Bright | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
In the basement of the North Branch Library in Nashville, Tenn., on a recent Saturday, you could hear alternating murmurs of excitement and exasperation over the soft clicking of needles. A small…
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3D Prints for Teachers of the Visually Impaired

3D Prints for Teachers of the Visually Impaired | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Visually impaired students can make great use of 3D prints to learn just about any subject, but their teachers need help making good models.
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LEGO Foundation LEGO Foundation - Research & Learning - Research publications - The Whole Child Development Guide

LEGO Foundation LEGO Foundation - Research & Learning - Research publications - The Whole Child Development Guide | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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More than 80 percent of tech founders still have no formal plans to promote diversity

More than 80 percent of tech founders still have no formal plans to promote diversity | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
And that’s a problem.
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Women putting work first ‘still held back in STEM careers’

Women putting work first ‘still held back in STEM careers’ | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that women who chose to put their STEM career before their family life have not gained the same benefits that men have
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TurtleStitch - Index

TurtleStitch - Index | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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.
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Women engineers describe unfriendly work environments in study

Women engineers describe unfriendly work environments in study | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
A new study examines how implicit biases in engineering workplaces may be driving women away.
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To Close Gender Gap In Spatial Tasks, Change Perspective

To Close Gender Gap In Spatial Tasks, Change Perspective | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Adding figures of people to classic tests of spatial perception significantly closed gender gaps, a new study finds.
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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?
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Only the Developed World Lacks Women in Computing | blog@CACM | Communications of the ACM

Only the Developed World Lacks Women in Computing | blog@CACM | Communications of the ACM | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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Accenture Joins Microsoft, Adobe and Deloitte To Ban Performance Reviews. Will Indian Companies Join In Soon?

Accenture Joins Microsoft, Adobe and Deloitte To Ban Performance Reviews. Will Indian Companies Join In Soon? | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
This article talks about Accentures effort to replace the annual performance reviews with a new feedbackbased mechanism from FY 16.
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Community Based Engineering | Making engineering relevant to all students and teachers

Community Based Engineering | Making engineering relevant to all students and teachers | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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6-Year-Old Girls Already Have Gendered Beliefs About Intelligence

6-Year-Old Girls Already Have Gendered Beliefs About Intelligence | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
They’re more likely to avoid games meant for “really, really smart” children.
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An Interview with Michael Eden: Master of Ceramics and 3D Printing

An Interview with Michael Eden: Master of Ceramics and 3D Printing | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Michael Eden is a designer and a researcher working wit …
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e-Textiles-in-a-Box

e-Textiles-in-a-Box | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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.
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Free 122 page PDF for getting started with e-textiles. Sew soft circuits and learn programming with fun projects!
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The culture of engineering does not take women seriously

The culture of engineering does not take women seriously | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Isolation and ‘blatant sexual harassment’ among the issues reported by female engineering scholars, writes Brian Rubineau
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This study reveals why the gender wage gap explodes when women hit their 30s

This study reveals why the gender wage gap explodes when women hit their 30s | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
There’s a stunning gender divide among who gets promoted to management.
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A new study shows how Star Trek jokes and geek culture make women feel unwelcome in computer science

A new study shows how Star Trek jokes and geek culture make women feel unwelcome in computer science | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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
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Kindergarten Teachers Are Partly to Blame for the Gender Gap in STEM

Kindergarten Teachers Are Partly to Blame for the Gender Gap in STEM | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
There's someone else to consider when thinking about solutions to the STEM gender gap: teachers.
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