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How the Innovation Economy is Turning Makers Into Manufacturers

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Chris Anderson, the former editor-in-chief of Wired, is the cofounder of 3D Robotics, which sells small UAVs. How did he make the jump from editor to entrepreneur? These are the three factors lowering the barriers of entry.
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The inspiring story of Chris Anderson and 3D Robotics

 

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9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed; it's not a birthright. (Love these suggestions!
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Quick easy to do suggestions great for  meeting or just to jump start your own thinking

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Maker Space In Education Series… 10 Sites To Start Making In The Classroom

Maker Space In Education Series… 10 Sites To Start Making In The Classroom | Young Makers | Scoop.it
  Welcome back and I sure hope you enjoyed the last article of  20 Reasons for Maker Space in Education.  I hope you enjoy this post as I highlight 10 sites to possible help you to get Making ...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Good list of Maker resource sites for kids

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Lindsay Burke's curator insight, August 4, 12:33 PM

Thinking of creating a Maker Space in your classroom? Check out this article that includes useful links to help you get started!

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace


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The 'maker movement' creates DIY revolution - Christian Science Monitor

The 'maker movement' creates DIY revolution - Christian Science Monitor | Young Makers | Scoop.it

A bank of Macs and PCs lines one wall where kids can research how to make things, learn to mix music with Garage Band, or build their own digital world with Minecraft. Windows behind the computers – a sort of bridge between the 20th and 21st centuries – offer a full view of a retired machinist’s woodworking shop. Bookshelves stuffed with remote-control cars, arts-and-crafts supplies, and beginning robotics kits flank a doorway leading to a bike shop. A pile of circuit boards and hard drives sits in a corner next to a disassembled electric wheelchair lying in wait for curious tinkerers.


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The Story

The Story | Young Makers | Scoop.it
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An inspiring story about how an 11 year old girl created a stable cup to help her grandfather who has Parkinson's disease.

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Short Film Asks Silicon Valley Workers' Kids About the Future of Tech - NBCNews.com

Short Film Asks Silicon Valley Workers' Kids About the Future of Tech - NBCNews.com | Young Makers | Scoop.it
NBCNews.com Short Film Asks Silicon Valley Workers' Kids About the Future of Tech NBCNews.com In a new short documentary, filmmaker Mike Mills interviewed sixteen children of Silicon Valley workers at companies like Apple and Google about how they...
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It takes awhile to watch but anyone who is interested in 8-11 years olds in the US will find it time well spent.

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LEGO will make new female characters with science jobs - Washington Post (blog)

LEGO will make new female characters with science jobs - Washington Post (blog) | Young Makers | Scoop.it
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LEGO will make new female characters with science jobs
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The Denmark-based toy company has approved new designs for female scientist, paleontologist and astronomer characters from its LEGO Ideas online competition.
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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking | Young Makers | Scoop.it

whetjer In school, we learn about geniuses and their ideas, but how did they get those ideas? What are the mental processes, attitudes, work habits, behaviors, and beliefs that enable creative geniuses to view the same things as the rest of us, yet see something different?


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Great things to remember

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 6, 8:25 PM

Creativity is something that can be nourished but can it be learned? I'm not able to decide on that yet.

Josie Gibson's curator insight, June 8, 6:24 PM

Some excellent reminders - 'All experiences are neutral...you don't see things are THEY are, you see them as YOU are'.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, June 16, 10:27 AM

Don't let your creative juices run dry! We are all students of life!

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You're never too young to be CEO - CNN

You're never too young to be CEO - CNN | Young Makers | Scoop.it
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You're never too young to be CEO
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The girls had already visited a marketplace for young business owners and opened their own bank accounts at the Young Americans Bank in Denver, which touts itself as the world's only bank designed for kids.
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CORE Education's Ten Trends 2014

CORE Education's Ten Trends 2014 | Young Makers | Scoop.it

http://www.core-ed.org/thought-leadership/ten-trend


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Ilkka Olander's curator insight, May 16, 7:10 AM

Each year, CORE Education’s experienced staff of researchers, education trainers, and technology experts pool their knowledge and expertise, and through a thorough process put together and publish CORE’s prognosis on what are the coming ten major trends in eLearning and education generally that will make an impact upon education in New Zealand (and other parts of the world) in the coming year.

Alan Ovens's curator insight, May 17, 2:33 PM

Interesting while not attending to the fact that the education is becoming a market place where business principles and ethics will dominate and constrain education.

Steve Bavister's curator insight, May 19, 11:57 PM

Neat graphic. Cool insight.

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Will Berman: How Teen Entrepreneurs Can Lead A Maker Revolution [PSFK 2014] - PSFK

Will Berman: How Teen Entrepreneurs Can Lead A Maker Revolution [PSFK 2014] - PSFK | Young Makers | Scoop.it
How a self-taught 15-year-old started his own demin brand in the crowded maker space.
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TenThousandMicroscope Signup

TenThousandMicroscope Signup | Young Makers | Scoop.it
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Tinkering with Kids – Get in It for the Long Haul | MAKE

Tinkering with Kids – Get in It for the Long Haul | MAKE | Young Makers | Scoop.it
Why do we educators do it? It's fun enough tinkering around with projects on our own, so why must we bang our heads trying to involve a pack of screaming kids from the neighborhood? I've thought through this before, ...
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Well said.  Working with Young Makers is equal parts frustration and inspiration.  But the lightbulb moments make it ultimately worthwhile!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 19, 5:25 PM

Students love making things. I found we could set up projects in the classroom and students would finish them at home with parents supervising. I always clarified the parents' roles as supervisory. It worked well and students learned complex concepts more easily building projects.

 

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Can Any School Foster Pure Creativity?

Can Any School Foster Pure Creativity? | Young Makers | Scoop.it
How do we promote creativity in schools? This is one of the prevailing concerns of many progressive education reformers. From a long-term fiscal perspective, creativity can lead to innovation, and for the U.S. to have a competitive edge in the global economy, minds capable of identifying problems and imagining new possibilities are a necessity. But given the constructs of public schools, can creativity truly be valued?
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95 percent of second-graders self-reported being creative, only 5 percent of high school seniors believe they are creative.

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Visual Model of the Creative Process

Visual Model of the Creative Process | Young Makers | Scoop.it

An visual mapping the entire creative process  


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Reflect-Make-Observe.  Helpful visualization of the creative process compared to scientific process, design process and others.

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Kids still getting too much screen time, experts say

Kids still getting too much screen time, experts say | Young Makers | Scoop.it
Three-quarters of children aged 12 to 15 spend more than the recommended amount of time watching TV and using a computer each day
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Technology is of course an amazing tool but we need more making less consuming.

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Maker Education and Experiential Education | Le...

Maker Education and Experiential Education | Le... | Young Makers | Scoop.it
As those who follow me on Twitter and via this blog know, I am an advocate of the Maker Education movement. The reason, as I've mentioned, is that I come from a background in Experiential Educatio...
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The First White House Maker Faire

The First White House Maker Faire | Young Makers | Scoop.it
On June 18, the President is hosting the first-ever White House Maker Faire. -> Learn more wh.gov/maker-faire
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Lets all support Makers this Wed June 18th as the White House hosts its first Official Makers Faire

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Verizon Commercial 2014 | Inspire Her Mind | Verizon Wireless - YouTube

Subscribe to Verizon Wireless: http://po.st/qyZodD Verizon is working with Makers.com and the Verizon Foundation to #InspireHerMind and encourage more girls ... (#STEM jobs have 300% growth yet only 10% of parents encourage girls to try engineering.
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12 games that teach kids to code -- and are even fun, too ...

12 games that teach kids to code -- and are even fun, too ... | Young Makers | Scoop.it
Coding is a big deal right now. Worldwide, 36 million kids have taken part in “Hour of code” activities, helping them become active, rather than passive users of technology and starting learning that might one day help secure a ...
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Great resource for all our Young Makers out there

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Meet the Exhibitors in the 2014 White House Science Fair - The White House (blog)

Meet the Exhibitors in the 2014 White House Science Fair - The White House (blog) | Young Makers | Scoop.it
The White House (blog) Meet the Exhibitors in the 2014 White House Science Fair The White House (blog) Elana's results were published in the top journal Science, and formed a basis for a new website, the Fibrolamellar Registry, which she built to...
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Kidspiration!
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Adam Savage's 10 Commandments of Making

Every year, Adam gives a speech at the Bay Area Maker Faire. He's talked about intrinsic need for makers to build things, and how to work smart on projects. This year talk are his 10 tips for...
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Good advice for Makers of all ages

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The Top 10 Toys That Kindle Creativity - Forbes

The Top 10 Toys That Kindle Creativity - Forbes | Young Makers | Scoop.it
The Top 10 Toys That Kindle Creativity
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Think of how many of the world's most innovative companies were started in garages. 1. Roominate ...
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TinkerBots Wants to Help Kids Make Colorful Robots That Learn (Video) - Re/code

TinkerBots Wants to Help Kids Make Colorful Robots That Learn (Video) - Re/code | Young Makers | Scoop.it
TinkerBots Wants to Help Kids Make Colorful Robots That Learn (Video)
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TinkerBots is one of a bunch of new smart toys that challenge kids (or adults, too) to think creatively and build systems that actually do something.
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Research Says: Innovation Can Come Out Of The Garage - Forbes

Research Says: Innovation Can Come Out Of The Garage - Forbes | Young Makers | Scoop.it
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Research Says: Innovation Can Come Out Of The Garage
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It makes you wonder what is it about garages and innovation? Is it about a being in a space where you can't damage anything, or where you won't be bothered?
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Innovation, according to the study is derived by something  simple and easy to grasp—the simple intention to make a difference people love.  Kid Makers can be great innovators as illustrated by the story of the young girl who invented the holder for worn down crayons.

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What Does Your Perfect Fridge Look Like?

What Does Your Perfect Fridge Look Like? | Young Makers | Scoop.it
What Does Your Perfect Fridge Look Like?
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Great question for Makers posed by GE garages

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