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Design and Technology need to be at the heart of the country's recovery
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MakerBot targets home 3-D printing with low prices, but is it enough?

MakerBot targets home 3-D printing with low prices, but is it enough? | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Learn about MakerBot's new, cheaper 3-D printers. Read about other barriers in the way of widespread home 3-D printing.
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Lower prices will certainly attract Ed Users....

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Unboxing a 30-year-old Macintosh 128K | Macworld

Unboxing a 30-year-old Macintosh 128K | Macworld | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Apple is known for paying as much attention to its product packaging as it does to the actual product itself. And it all started in 1984 with the Macintosh 128K.
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Packaging.....it can all be part of the experience.

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Are teachers ready for the coding revolution?

Are teachers ready for the coding revolution? | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
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Is coding for everyone? A revolution is about to happen.....but without the underpinning of training to make it happen.

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CREDIT SUISSE: The 3-D Printing Market Is Going To Be 357% Bigger Than We Initially Thought

CREDIT SUISSE: The 3-D Printing Market Is Going To Be 357% Bigger Than We Initially Thought | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
A Credit Suisse research team led by Jonathan Shaffer has revised the firm's 2016 projection for the market up 375%, to $875 million from $175 million.
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So many cool applications yet to be created.

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Shortage of engineers is hurting Britain, says James Dyson - Telegraph

Shortage of engineers is hurting Britain, says James Dyson - Telegraph | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Sir James Dyson, one of the UK’s leading entrepreneurs, has bemoaned the shortage of engineers in Britain, saying he has enough work for another 2,000 recruits if only he could find the staff.
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Engineers in demand.

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▶ National Curriculum: Andy Mitchell on design and technology - YouTube

Andy Mitchell is the Curriculum Director and Assistant Chief Executive of the Design and Technology Association. In this interview he discusses the new progr...
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Hoorah.....sense prevails.

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Sweet! Choc Edge Launches First Commercial 3D Chocolate Printer | 3D Printer3D Printer

Sweet! Choc Edge Launches First Commercial 3D Chocolate Printer | 3D Printer3D Printer | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
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Thinking - "This is becoming a trend."

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VIDEO: Jets with ‘printed parts’ fly on the Fylde

VIDEO: Jets with ‘printed parts’ fly on the Fylde | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Test flights of the RAF Tornado fighter jet have been carried out on the Fylde coast with parts made using 3D printing technology for the first time.
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No surprise, but it is beginning to be normalised  - this in my local press.

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Free Student Software Downloads | Autodesk

Free Student Software Downloads | Autodesk | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Get a free 3-year Autodesk student license today.
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Great FREE software

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Polyview Augmented Reality

Polyview Augmented Reality | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Polyview Augmented Reality
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Brilliant demonstration of the use of Augmented Reality analysis and demonstration.

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Daniel Morgenstern's curator insight, January 17, 2014 2:35 PM

Un clip publicitaire (in english) sur un produit de réalité augmentée plutôt bluffant pour montrer à nos élèves les innovations en modélisation.

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Marblar - Browse Technologies

Marblar - Browse Technologies | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Use any of these technologies to inspire your next product idea.
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Interesting challenge - and real!

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Microscale 3D Printing of a Spaceship

Microscale 3D Printing of a Spaceship | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
This video shows a realtime recording of the 3D micro printing process by two-photon polymerization. It starts with the CAD model of a Hellcat spaceship from Wing Commander Saga and uses a 3D printer
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None Fiction....

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age. 

 

Educational theory and practice have begun to appear more frequently in the popular press. Terms such as collaborative learning, [http://oregonstate.edu/instruct/comm440-540/CL2pager.htm ] project-based learning, [ http://www.edutopia.org/project-based-learning] metacognition, [ https://teal.ed.gov/tealGuide/metacognitive ] inquiry-based learning, [ http://www.inquirybasedlearning.org/?page=What_is_IBL ] and so on, might be new to some audiences, but they have a relatively long and well-documented history for many educators. The most widely-known and promising pedagogical approach is constructivism [http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/cognition/construct.html ] grounded on the work of Piaget,  [ http://www.piaget.org/aboutPiaget.html ] Vygotsky, [http://www.simplypsychology.org/vygotsky.html ] and Bruner [http://infed.org/mobi/jerome-bruner-and-the-process-of-education/ ]. Given how it has transformed my own understanding of pedagogy, teaching, and learning, constructionism [ http://www.edpsycinteractive.org/topics/cognition/construct.html ] seems ripe for a similar resurgence — like a phoenix rising from the ashes of Taylorization and standardized testing.


Via Elizabeth E Charles
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At last!

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Agron S. Dida's curator insight, March 6, 2014 2:42 AM

From inside the article: "Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products."

Channylt's curator insight, April 3, 2014 5:51 AM

A great article about Constructionism a hybrid pedagogy - a theory based upon collaborative, project-based and student ownership of learning resulting in a learning that is largely 'constructed' by the learner themselves. 

Paul Oliveri's curator insight, April 6, 2014 1:23 AM

Constructionism, constructivism, learner centred, authentic, real world, active process, problem based, integration of technology in an authentic way and most importantly transformative.

 

With 63 scoopit interactions this article obviously resonates with the broader education community.

 

How do I use these principles to facilitate someone becoming a Paramedic via the distance mode of learning. I use technology to create learner centred, authentic and problem based activities to facilitate their learning.


This may be having the student develop a video of their interactions with simulated patients, participate in lecturer facilitated collaborative exercises (synchronous and asynchronous) or collaborating in groups with their peers in both synchronous and asynchronous activities.


All of the interactions were previously done in a live environment. Today technology is just the vessel for which these interactions occur.

 

Me I’m still just one of many resources available to them.

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Microsoft's Surface Tablet Revenues More Than Doubled Last Quarter, But It Still Probably Didn't Sell Very Many

Microsoft's Surface Tablet Revenues More Than Doubled Last Quarter, But It Still Probably Didn't Sell Very Many | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Microsoft likely sold only a little over 1 million Surface tablets.
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Getting things in perspective....

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My N3RD Helps You Control Devices From Anywhere [VIDEO]

My N3RD Helps You Control Devices From Anywhere [VIDEO] | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Forget The Clapper. A new gadget called My N3RD allows users to operate anything with an on-off switch via their smartphone.
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Excellent idea - all about simple tech applied.

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Thousands of engineers to gain from £350m training boost - Telegraph

Thousands of engineers to gain from £350m training boost - Telegraph | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Universities minister to announce creation of 70 centres to develop skills crucial to Britain's economic growth
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“We must support British engineers and scientists at all levels, rewarding them properly for their work. This investment is heartening, but genuine research and development takes time. Continuing robust investment is required if we are to see the breakthroughs which will deliver the growth we require.”

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Young entrepreneur Sam Etherington shortlisted for engineering Hall of Fame - Telegraph

Young entrepreneur Sam Etherington shortlisted for engineering Hall of Fame - Telegraph | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Sam Etherington, the inventor of a revolutionary wave energy system, has been shortlisted for entry into the UK’s engineering hall of fame. At just 24 years old, he is the youngest engineer to be considered for the accolade.
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Well done Sam!

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3-D printing set to break out of niche

3-D printing set to break out of niche | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Some of the oddest items on display this week at International CES gadget show were edible, origami-like sculptures made of sugar, their shapes so convoluted as to baffle the eye.

Via TechinBiz
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Who wants to know more about Additive Manufacturing?

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aanve's curator insight, January 12, 2014 9:40 PM

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Richard Platt's curator insight, January 13, 2014 11:25 AM

Mostly just Intersting, but with some use case development 3D printing has legs and all sorts of applications.  We see the business model as another area that will need revamping as well.

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3D Printing Gets Sweeter With 3D Printed Candy | 3D Printer3D Printer

3D Printing Gets Sweeter With 3D Printed Candy | 3D Printer3D Printer | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
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Thinking - "This is becoming a trend."

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▶ The Rapid Packing Container - YouTube

▶ The Rapid Packing Container - YouTube | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Cooper Union's Invention Factory -- Summer 2013 The Rapid Packing Container -- Patent Pending ( The Cooper Union: http://www.cooper.edu/engineering ) Please ...
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Can you design a better box?

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3D Systems | See What Everyone is Talking About at CES 2014 with a Look at 3D Systems’ Showcase of Next Generation Technology

3D Systems | See What Everyone is Talking About at CES 2014 with a Look at 3D Systems’ Showcase of Next Generation Technology | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
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One to watch.  CES looks like being very exciting.

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iPad Still the Runaway Leader in Latest Tablet Web Usage Report | iPad Insight

iPad Still the Runaway Leader in Latest Tablet Web Usage Report | iPad Insight | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
The iPad remains at the top of the charts and way ahead of rivals in the latest report on tablet and mobile web usage from Chitika, an online advertising and
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Remarkable data......

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How Tesla Batteries Are Powering an Energy Revolution

How Tesla Batteries Are Powering an Energy Revolution | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Those Tesla Motors lithium-ion battery packs aren’t just powering electric luxury sports sedans for the 1% any more.
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If there is a way to store useful amounts of electricity, how might you use it?

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Now you can watch Jony Ive’s full interview with Charlie Rose

Now you can watch Jony Ive’s full interview with Charlie Rose | Bring back UK Design & Technology | Scoop.it
Earlier this week, Apple SVP of Design Jony Ive and designer Marc Newson went on the Charlie Rose show to discuss the design collection they curated for a charity auction on behalf ...
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Very revealing....

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