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Students Map Real-World Issues with (Free) Geospatial Tools

Students Map Real-World Issues with (Free) Geospatial Tools | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Schools are gaining access to the high-powered geographical information system software that enables detailed mapping and analysis of data. Learn how they are using it to teach students.
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Some real opportunities for location-based physical computing, where objects can react to where they are in the world. #makered #iot

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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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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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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, 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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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?