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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, 2014 8:25 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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Kansas teen uses 3-D printer to make hand for boy | Wichita Eagle

Kansas teen uses 3-D printer to make hand for boy | Wichita Eagle | Young Makers | Scoop.it
Mason Wilde has always had a passion for figuring out how things work. But what the 16-year-old Louisburg High School junior made about two months ago changed the life of a family friend’s 9-year-old son who was born without fingers on one hand. Us...
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Here is a Young Maker role model

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Will Your Kids Be High-Performers In The Workplace? - Forbes

Will Your Kids Be High-Performers In The Workplace? - Forbes | Young Makers | Scoop.it
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In the 1950's and 60's, researchers were curious to find out if there was a correlation between intelligence, creativity, and high-performance.
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Makers projects definitely encourage these traits of in our kids

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Kids attempt to use rotary phone, confusion ensues - CNET

Kids attempt to use rotary phone, confusion ensues - CNET | Young Makers | Scoop.it
New York Daily News Kids attempt to use rotary phone, confusion ensues CNET In the latest "Kids React" video by new-media production duo Benny and Rafi Fine -- also known as The Fine Brothers -- kids and teens attempt to not only use a rotary...
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Hysterical 

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Companion website to the book LEO the Maker Prince by Carla Diana,
featuring objects from the book that are available for download or
purchase.
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LEO the Maker Prince is a children’s storybook that helps them learn about 3D printing and then download files to bring the characters to life

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12-year-old builds low-cost Lego braille printer

12-year-old builds low-cost Lego braille printer | Young Makers | Scoop.it
A seventh grader's science fair project turns into a quest to develop a customizable low-cost printer for the blind. Read this article by Amanda Kooser on CNET. (Inspiring.
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Get inspired!  "Shubham Banerjee, a California seventh grader, is one of those kids whose heart and mind extend well beyond his own life and into the the wider world beyond. For a science fair project, he contemplated the issue of braille printers, which can cost upwards of $2,000, and decided there must be a better way."

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nearly a third of science and tech leaders think a woman can't reach the top - Washington Post (blog)

nearly a third of science and tech leaders think a woman can't reach the top - Washington Post (blog) | Young Makers | Scoop.it
Washington Post (blog) nearly a third of science and tech leaders think a woman can't reach the top Washington Post (blog) The problem of getting more young women into science and high-tech fields is getting a lot of recent attention, from a newly...
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Wow.  This really highlights a problem we need to solve.  How can we make the world better if we cant engage the full brain power and potential our our young women?

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8 Creativity Lessons From A Pixar Animator

8 Creativity Lessons From A Pixar Animator | Young Makers | Scoop.it
Pixar creates films with monsters, toys, and flying houses that make grown men cry. How do the studio's animators stay so inspired?
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DIY: Origami Valentine Heart | Spoon & Tamago

DIY: Origami Valentine Heart | Spoon & Tamago | Young Makers | Scoop.it
This origami heart is too easy not to make for your Valentines this year! All you need is a square piece of paper.
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Great papercraft

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Getting Girls Into Programming, One Children’s Book At A Time | TechCrunch

Getting Girls Into Programming, One Children’s Book At A Time | TechCrunch | Young Makers | Scoop.it
I normally dislike writing about the issue of women in the technology industry. The media either ends up treating female entrepreneurs with kid gloves or the.. (We need more girls coding. Learning computer programs.
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I think it is a brilliant idea to use storytelling to capture girls interest at a young age.
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New Ridiculously Imaginative Playgrounds from Monstrum Set the Monkey Bars High for Innovation | Colossal

New Ridiculously Imaginative Playgrounds from Monstrum Set the Monkey Bars High for Innovation | Colossal | Young Makers | Scoop.it
New Ridiculously Imaginative Playgrounds from Monstrum Set the Monkey Bars High for Innovation http://t.co/zcDHVMb2xq via @Colossal
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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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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?

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What Does Your Perfect Fridge Look Like?
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Great question for Makers posed by GE garages

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Can Focus On ‘Grit’ Work In School Cultures That Reward Grades?

Can Focus On ‘Grit’ Work In School Cultures That Reward Grades? | Young Makers | Scoop.it
Education circles are abuzz with a new concept: that resilience and persistence are just as important as intelligence to predicting student success and achievement. But can "grit" actually be taught?
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Making is a great way to teach grit

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9 Parenting Steps That Foster Growth, Confidence And Leadership In Kids - Forbes

9 Parenting Steps That Foster Growth, Confidence And Leadership In Kids - Forbes | Young Makers | Scoop.it
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As my kids grew up, I included them on trips to meet with colleagues who I knew they'd benefit from meeting.
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The Essentials of Innovation | Switch and Shift

The Essentials of Innovation | Switch and Shift | Young Makers | Scoop.it
During a presentation on product innovation in New York City, I was asked a great question: “What tools do I need to be an innovator?” My answer was simple and.
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“What tools do I need to be an innovator?” “Your eyes and ears.”  Great examples of simple yet powerful innovations.

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The impact of Netflix, YouTube and Hulu on US kids viewing habits

The impact of Netflix, YouTube and Hulu on US kids viewing habits | Young Makers | Scoop.it
As this generation grows up never having to wait to watch their favorite shows, new research from Tennessee-based youth and family research firm Smarty Pants delves into the effect of Netflix, YouTube and Hulu on US children's viewing habits - and where established kidnets have an opportunity to gain some more ground.
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Youtube overtakes traditional channels like Nickelodeon as most popular with kids

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New research on trends in experiential marketing and how to more deeply engage and satisfy partners.

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Cultivating An Entrepreneurship Mind: Teach Kids To Problem-Solve - Forbes

Cultivating An Entrepreneurship Mind: Teach Kids To Problem-Solve - Forbes | Young Makers | Scoop.it
Forbes Cultivating An Entrepreneurship Mind: Teach Kids To Problem-Solve Forbes Norman Goldstein, Founder of By Kids For Kids, an educational and family marketing company that connects its clients to teachers, students, and households with...
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"An entrepreneurship mind really boils down to nurturing the skills in kids to navigate the system as problem-solvers and eventually expand it commercially."

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Google's next science fair includes computer science award, Virgin Galactic - ZDNet

Google's next science fair includes computer science award, Virgin Galactic - ZDNet | Young Makers | Scoop.it
Google's next science fair includes computer science award, Virgin Galactic ZDNet Google is also spicing things up with a few new awards too, starting one just for computer science as well as local awards to be handed out to students in select...
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Calling all Young Makers!

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9 Tips for Marketing to Kids and Teens Successfully | Young Entrepreneur Council

9 Tips for Marketing to Kids and Teens Successfully | Young Entrepreneur Council | Young Makers | Scoop.it
What's one tip for marketing your product or service specifically to kids or teens?
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Digital Abilities Overtake Key Development Milestones for Today's Connected Children -- AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Digital Abilities Overtake Key Development Milestones for Today's Connected Children -- AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- | Young Makers | Scoop.it
AMSTERDAM and SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Abilities Overtake Key Development Milestones for Today's Connected Children. AVG Technologies research shows number of children aged nine and under able to use an app on a smartphone or tablet increased 38 percent over the last three years.
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Why Our Future Is In Good Hands

Why Our Future Is In Good Hands | Young Makers | Scoop.it
"Ideas can spark a movement. Ideas can spark opportunities and innovation." This, from enterprising 13-year-old wondergirl Maya Penn, who at the tender age of eight, launched her own business, Maya's Ideas for the Planet. Listen to her inspiring talk at the recent TEDWomen Conference and learn how this budding entrepreneur is going to help save the planet.
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Inspired by Maya

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