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3ders.org - UK kids to be taught 3D printing and robotics from age of 5 | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - UK kids to be taught 3D printing and robotics from age of 5 | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The new curriculum in UK, which will be announced this week, will give pupils the skills to design and make their own products using cutting-edge equipment, including 3D printers, laser cutters and robotics.
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3D-Printed T8 Robotic Spider Makes Eerily Realistic Movements With 26 Motors

3D-Printed T8 Robotic Spider Makes Eerily Realistic Movements With 26 Motors | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The T8 by Robugtix is a 3D printed spider that uses 26 motors to crawl across the ground.
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10 Incredible 3-D Printed Products

10 Incredible 3-D Printed Products | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
3-D printing is going beyond 20 sided die and other trinkets.
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Wearable computers might use a new paper-thin interactive "e-skin," the first made of plastic

Wearable computers might use a new paper-thin interactive "e-skin," the first made of plastic | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Researchers created a 16×16 pixel screen that responds to pressure by lighting up. It could be used to create interactive wallpaper.
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Makey Makey Will Make You Love The "Internet Of Things"

Makey Makey Will Make You Love The "Internet Of Things" | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
A $49.95 Invention Kit for Everybody puts computer controllers at the tip of your fingers. Literally. No coding required.
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You should have seen the amazing projects people made with MaKey Makeys at #CMK13!

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Vicki Butler's curator insight, July 22, 2013 10:54 PM

I just played with Makey Makey during a scratch session at ISTE.  I'm seeing presents for our grandkids --- the little ones 5 - 8 will absolutely be abld to grasp this!

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:30 PM

Hamds on technology that anyone can use and create with.

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Meanwhile, in the Chinese makerspace | Beyond The Beyond | Wired.com

Meanwhile, in the Chinese makerspace | Beyond The Beyond | Wired.com | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
*Work because it's "fun"? You must be crazy. via @makezine http://selamtamagazine.com/stories/made-china-20 (...) " "Most Chinese people, i
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Why public libraries should follow Chicago's lead and build maker labs

Why public libraries should follow Chicago's lead and build maker labs | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The lab will operate through the end of the year and offer 3D printers, laser cutters, a milling machine, a vinyl cutter and software.
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Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn

Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Allowing kids to deeply engage with a project they are passionate about also helps produce more positive memories of school, Stager said.
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Roger Harris's curator insight, July 15, 2013 11:00 PM

"When students engage in quality projects, they develop knowledge, skills, and dispositions that serve them in the moment and in the long term."

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Day 2 Twitter Recap of Constructing Modern Knowledge 2013 (with images, tweets) · JimTiffinJr

Selected tweets shared during the building portion of the second day of CMK13. Sections are dedicated to Insights, the Guest Speakers, Projects, Resources, Cool Pics, and Just Plain Fun Stuff.
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CMK13 Trip to the MIT Media Lab and Fireside Chat with Marvin Minsky (with images, tweets) · JimTiffinJr

An incomplete collection of tweets shared during the CMK13 trip to the MIT Media Lab. Also, some of the insights taken from the conversation with Marvin Minsky.
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Why Microsoft's 3D Printing Rocks

Why Microsoft's 3D Printing Rocks | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Microsoft has just made its mark on 3D printing with its announcement of built-in support for 3D printing in Windows 8.1. Now I don't usually do blog posts like this where I pretend to keep up with...
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This is an expected development - it's only natural that software will move from hobbyist/open source to big developers. The printer spool/queue need is obvious... But still, Microsoft is famous for its vaporware announcements just to stake out territory and scare off little competitors - so we will see if this is really real as time goes on...

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Howtosmile.org: Search, Collect, and Share

Howtosmile.org: Search, Collect, and Share | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Search, Collect, and Share! Find fun, high-quality STEM informal learning
activities from science centers and museums from across the United
States that are designed for educators who work with a diversity of
kids.
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We Are Makers | A short film on the Maker Movement

We Are Makers features interviews with Dale Dougherty and many of the inventors, designers and educators that shape the Maker Movement.
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10 Amazing New Uses Of 3D Printers | RealityPod - Part 3

10 Amazing New Uses Of 3D Printers | RealityPod - Part 3 | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
3D printers have made their way into many fields. Today the applications of 3D printers hold no bounds.
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Curiosity Machine - Activities for Science Inquiry

Curiosity Machine - Activities for Science Inquiry | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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Jeannine Huffman's curator insight, August 16, 2013 10:19 PM

I can so use these for individual project ideas!

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3-D printing: The coming revolution in how we make things

3-D printing: The coming revolution in how we make things | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Proponents hail 3-D printing as one of today’s most revolutionary technologies.
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3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents

3D printing will explode in 2014, thanks to the expiration of key patents | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Here's what's holding back 3D printing, the technology that's supposed to revolutionize manufacturing and countless other industries: patents.
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17 Year Old Inventor Prints a Robotic Prosthetic > ENGINEERING.com

17 Year Old Inventor Prints a Robotic Prosthetic > ENGINEERING.com | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Easton LaChappelle shows off a fully articulated arm
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Study Finds Spatial Skill Is Early Sign of Creativity

Study Finds Spatial Skill Is Early Sign of Creativity | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
A study suggests that a child’s gift for spatial reasoning may better predict future innovation than math or verbal skills, particularly in math and science fields.
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Maker Movement Taps Into Deep and Rich Tradition

Maker Movement Taps Into Deep and Rich Tradition | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Sometimes I worry we're becoming a culture of technology consumers, instead of creators. One of the more encouraging signs is the "Maker Movement," which seems to be growing exponentially.
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"The maker movement in schools now has a bible." - Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom

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Day 3 Twitter Recap of Constructing Modern Knowledge 2013 (with images, tweets) · JimTiffinJr

Selected tweets shared during the building portion of the second day of CMK13. Sections are dedicated to Insights, the Guest Speakers, Projects, Resources, Cool Pics, and Just Plain Fun Stuff.
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Day 1 Twitter Recap of Constructing Modern Knowledge 2013 (with images, tweets) · JimTiffinJr

Selected tweets shared during the welcoming/building portion of the first day of CMK13 (and some of the after hours tweets too!). Sections dedicated to Insights, the Opening Address, Projects, Resources Shared, Cool Pics, and Just Plain Fun.
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A New Way to Heal Broken Bones: 3D-Printed Casts

A New Way to Heal Broken Bones: 3D-Printed Casts | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Jake Evill used a 3D printer to create a breathable, lightweight, recyclable and washable exoskeleton that replaces the bulky plaster cast.
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ratzelster's curator insight, July 12, 2013 9:38 AM

This is crazy...and very inspirational for students to see.

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Stratasys Acquiring MakerBot In $403M Deal, Combined Company Will Likely Dominate 3D Printing Industry | TechCrunch

Stratasys Acquiring MakerBot In $403M Deal, Combined Company Will Likely Dominate 3D Printing Industry | TechCrunch | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Today Stratasys announced that it has acquired MakerBot, as we reported, in a stock deal worth $403 million based on the current share value of Stratasys.
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Papert Tribute Video at IDC 2013

Video made for the Seymour Papert tribute in NYC: http://t.co/XiN8nrC2iH #papert #idc2013
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