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2 AHS teachers build 3D printer - TheAlpenaNews.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Michigan, Community Information - The Alpena News

2 AHS teachers build 3D printer - TheAlpenaNews.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Michigan, Community Information - The Alpena News | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
ALPENA - Two Alpena High School teachers recently attended a conference at Michigan Technological University in Houghton-Hancock to learn how to...
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3D Scanner for Makers Coming Next Week > ENGINEERING.com

3D Scanner for Makers Coming Next Week > ENGINEERING.com | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Makerbot to launch the Digitizer at-home 3D scanner
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You Won't Believe What This Teen Built In Her Garage (VIDEO)

You Won't Believe What This Teen Built In Her Garage (VIDEO) | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
By: Miriam Kramer, Staff WriterPublished: 08/09/2013 03:07 PM EDT on SPACE.com A sister act in North Carolina has proven that age is no obstacle when it comes to building a Mars rover.
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Science Learning Resources Reviewed in School Library Journal

Science Learning Resources Reviewed  in School Library Journal | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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For anyone interested in learning more about the maker movement in education, this is an excellent starting point. Innovative educators, Stager, Executive Director of The Constructivist Consortium, and Martinez, President of Generation YES, urge teachers to look far beyond test prep and getting the answer right to offer students project-based learning that turns classrooms into settings where teachers talk less and children do more, makerspaces that value “making, tinkering, collaborative learning, and invention.” They start with a brief history of the maker movement, highlighting the work ofSeymour Papert, a very early proponent of creative computer use by children, and continue with an in-depth look at how to get started. Ideas range from the “constructionism” learning theory to designing a good project to new fabrication tools (3D printers, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, Makey Makey, etc.) to creating the learning environment and advocating for makerspaces in schools. A companion website provides links to the resources listed in the book—professional development, tutorials, project ideas, books, videos, creative materials, and much more.

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Jeannine Huffman's curator insight, August 16, 2013 10:11 PM

...I need this book!

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As cost goes down, 3-D printers begin to make an impression

As cost goes down, 3-D printers begin to make an impression | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Diego Porqueras' Deezmaker store in Pasadena, Calif., is a geeky version of Santa's workshop, brimming with action figures, chess pieces and jewelry.
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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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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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Life with Raspberry Pi: The hot $25 computer may just spark a coding revolution in schools - The Digital Shift

Life with Raspberry Pi: The hot $25 computer may just spark a coding revolution in schools - The Digital Shift | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn’t filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of
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Life with Pi: The Raspberry Pi costs just £32 but can do just about anything - if you put the hours in

Life with Pi: The Raspberry Pi costs just £32 but can do just about anything - if you put the hours in | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
How does a slender piece of circuit board become a global phenomenon, selling more than 1 million units in its first year?
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Some nice project examples!

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Dr. Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, August 14, 2013 9:03 AM

Many opportunities for students at various ages.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 9, 2013 5:03 PM

Pleased that my nephew thought he had to tell me about this.

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Key Qualities for a School Makerspace

Key Qualities for a School Makerspace | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The blend of people, process, and place that makes a school makerspace successful.
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Tool Clubs for Tinkerers

Tool Clubs for Tinkerers | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
These membership-based workshops let entrepreneurs create physical products at speeds and costs that were once unthinkable
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ratzelster's curator insight, August 6, 2013 9:18 AM

If you haven't heard of the Maker or Tinkerer movement...you need to stop and read up.

 

Already this culture is engaging thousands of students, parents and families in learning in non-traditional spaces.  They are filling a huge gap that schools provided and that used to be the norm at home.

 

But we can and should have these kinds of learning experiences in school too.  Why?  Because it's fun and kids learn all amazing content and disposition skills.

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3D printers shown to emit potentially harmful nanosized particles

3D printers shown to emit potentially harmful nanosized particles | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
A new study by researchers at the Illinois Institute of Technology shows that commercially available desktop 3D printers can have substantial emissions of potentially harmful nanosized particles in indoor air.
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So, which is it? Harmful? Potentially harmful? I'm sure much more will be published - hopefully there will be additional research and information on what levels of what particles may be harmful. And... if the levels are the same as a laser printer, what does that imply?

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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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