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3D Printed Nail Art

3D Printed Nail Art | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
TheLaserGirls'd 3D printed nail art has become quite the hit since the two ladies behind it first came up with the idea at NYU 3D printing lab.
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Beyond Consenting Nerds: Lateral Design Patterns For New Manufacturing

Beyond Consenting Nerds: Lateral Design Patterns For New Manufacturing | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
On 17 November 2015 I was so happy to give my long awaited public lecture to formally get installed as a Research Professor at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. After a long day of workshop…
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A very important piece of work on the maker movement's place in history and potential future impact on culture, manufacturing, and of course, education.

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Raspberry Pi or Arduino? One Simple Rule to Choose the Right Board | Make:

Raspberry Pi or Arduino? One Simple Rule to Choose the Right Board | Make: | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
With so many amazing projects being done with both boards, it can be difficult to know which is right for you. Read on to make your decision.
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This is a pretty good rule of thumb.

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One Reason MIT Isn't Getting Maker Portfolios from Women: It's in the Comments | Make:

One Reason MIT Isn't Getting Maker Portfolios from Women: It's in the Comments | Make: | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Internet culture plays a huge role in discouraging some female Makers from sharing their projects.
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Smartphones, iPads okay for developing children, with guidance

Smartphones, iPads okay for developing children, with guidance | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
In something of a stunning reversal , the American Academy of Pediatrics has changed its stance on the potential harm devices can do to developing children.
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Running on Empty

Running on Empty | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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I think the bar is set too low - computer science is not about learning concepts - the ratio of concepts to programming is out of balance.

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The Correlation Between Arts and Crafts and a Nobel Prize

The Correlation Between Arts and Crafts and a Nobel Prize | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Highly-accomplished scientists are more likely to have an artsy hobby than the average scientist. And Nobel prize winners are even more likely.
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cpl-maker-lab-making-to-learn.pdf

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A goldmine of information, programming ideas, and research from the Chicago Public Library's makerspace

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Parents, Students Want Computer Science Education in School

Parents, Students Want Computer Science Education in School | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
In the U.S., students in grades 7-12 and parents of students in these grades widely support computer science education in schools; however, principals and superintendents may be underestimating this level of demand.
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Digital Fabrication and ‘Making’: The Democratization of Invention | Transformative Learning Technologies Lab

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Jay Silver's 2016 Personal Statement: The Maker Manifesto (EdSurge News)

Jay Silver's 2016 Personal Statement: The Maker Manifesto (EdSurge News) | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it

arEditor’s Note: ‘Tis the trendy season for trends, to reflect on 2015 and to make bold predictions about what next year may hold. This year, we asked thought leaders to share their outlooks on education, but with a twist. They have to frame their thoughts as a response to some of the finest college a

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Jay Silver, co-inventor of the MaKey MaKey, shares thoughts about making and education, that making is about making sense of the world, not about the stuff. Process over product.

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Paper Mechatronics | creating high-low tech kits to promote engineering

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Parents: Reject Technology Shame

Parents: Reject Technology Shame | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The advantages of helping kids learn to navigate the digital world, rather than shielding them from it
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This is some important data points. Although it's a shame that talking to your kids and doing stuff with them (not TO them) is considered revolutionary parenting...

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Even With Hard Evidence Of Gender Bias In STEM Fields, Men Don’t Believe It’s Real

Even With Hard Evidence Of Gender Bias In STEM Fields, Men Don’t Believe It’s Real | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The first step to solving the problem of bias against women in STEM is admitting it exists.
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This Engineer Is 3D Printing a New Future for Kenya

This Engineer Is 3D Printing a New Future for Kenya | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Roy Kenyan engineer Roy Ombatti set out to 3D print custom shoes for those who had suffered from deforming jigger infections. But once he embarked on his entrepreneurial journey, he began to see that shoes were only the beginning of what 3D printing could do for his people. Now, he’s on a mission to encourage Kenyans to think differently about their problems—and how this empowering tool might help them produce creative solutions.

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Roy is a Stanford FabLearn Fellow - I've been working with them for the past year and am delighted to see Roy get some attention for the amazing work he does.

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Tinkering+With+Failure_FabLearn_2015.compressed.pdf

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Tinkering with “Failure”: Equity, Learning, and the Iterative Design Process (a FabLearn 2015 paper)

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9 Interactive Visualizations that Jumped into the Real World

9 Interactive Visualizations that Jumped into the Real World | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
When visualizations jump off the screen and into the real world, they can quickly become exciting interactive experiences. Whether used for collecting soci
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scientificArduino.pdf

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Extensive resource guide for using Arduino in science to control sensors to collect data - written for college physics students. Should be usable for motivated high school students. 

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Research: Iterative Decision-Making Improves Critical Thinking -- THE Journal

Research: Iterative Decision-Making Improves Critical Thinking -- THE Journal | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Want to help your students improve their critical thinking? Then give them opportunities to make decisions during your lab exercises.
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This 16th century French castle is the temporary home to 100 makers trying to save the planet

This 16th century French castle is the temporary home to 100 makers trying to save the planet | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
“We need to move from protest to prototype,”
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Making Makers in Nedlam's Workshop | NSF - National Science Foundation

Making Makers in Nedlam's Workshop | NSF - National Science Foundation | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
NSF's mission is to advance the progress of science, a mission accomplished by funding proposals for research and education made by scientists, engineers, and educators from across the country.
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"But we know we are going in the right direction. The students have told us so. More importantly, they have shown us."

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