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▶ LCL - 2014 04 15 - (3) Tinkering with MaKey MaKey & Music - YouTube

Eric Rosenbaum introduces MaKey MaKey and shares how he inspires others to tinker.

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This is the ultimate in tinkering fun - you can make a piano keyboard using bananas!

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Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours

Transfixing 3D Paper Patterns by Maud Vantours | Learning Inspirations | Scoop.it

Paris-based designer and artist Maud Vantours uses layer upon layer of cut paper to create hypnotizing patterns and textures that translate into set designs, fashion accessories, and editorial treatments. Vantors has explored a number of 3D paper treatments including floral patterns, spirals and geometric designs.


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Un peu de couleur dans ce monde de 'brut'

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Parent's Resource Guide | GirlsOnTheRun.com

Parent's Resource Guide | GirlsOnTheRun.com | Learning Inspirations | Scoop.it
Discover how to help build your daughter's positive character development through a healthy body image with these useful resources for parents.
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This is a great program that combines physical exercise and good conversations for girls.  Conversation starters are built into the curriculum. A great way to spark social learning and build team environments where everyone is accepted.

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Tim Nesbitt: What farming can teach us about the knowledge economy

Tim Nesbitt: What farming can teach us about the knowledge economy | Learning Inspirations | Scoop.it
Educators and economists are currently embroiled in a debate about whether our schools are producing graduates with the right skills for the jobs of today or whether employers are too stingy to train the workers they need to meet the demands of their businesses.
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Here is an argument to incorporate tinkering, making, experimenting into the education model as a way to gain knowledge and skills for STEM.

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Phillip Toledano - Days with My Father

Phillip Toledano Photography.
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Love, love, love the story told here.

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Invent To Learn

Invent To Learn | Learning Inspirations | Scoop.it
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This is on my "to read" list. I am interested in the maker movement and bringing it to Portland, Oregon for teens and young adults.

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Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view.

Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. | Learning Inspirations | Scoop.it
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This is amazing, visual software  that brings to life data in multiple dimensions.

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YOUmedia Chicago

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Through partnerships with the MacArthur Foundation and Digital Youth Network, the Chicago Public Library has a vibrant, social learning lounge for teens.

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The Hilda Stories - Herman Miller

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George Nelson’s longtime aide-de-camp, Hilda Longinotti, recounts some of the greatest anecdotes from her 21-year run at the legendary New York City design atelier.
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Watch this great 2-minute video about the early work of Andy Warhol for George Nelson. Beautifully executed video with great art and design.

 

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Sky art: illustrations in the sky between buildings

Sky art: illustrations in the sky between buildings | Learning Inspirations | Scoop.it

French illustrator Thomas Lamadieu recently made stops in locations around Germany, Canada, Belgium and France where he shot several aerial views from inside claustrophobic courtyards which he then turned into quirky illustrations.


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About Fairness.com LLC

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I just learned about this website from a classmate as well as the educational tool nowcomment.com created by fairness.com. What a wealth of selected, curated articles. I will certainly reference this for future research and reading.

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Sherwood looking to expand manufacturing education to middle schools, rural Oregon

Sherwood looking to expand manufacturing education to middle schools, rural Oregon | Learning Inspirations | Scoop.it
With a $494,000 grant from the state, school officials plan to buy more equipment, expand technology and manufacturing instruction to middle schools and share their knowledge across the state.
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A mobile fabrication lab! Wouldn't that be fantastic to take to different schools for 3D design and 3D printing and making of products!

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Columbia Professor and GZA Aim to Help Teach Science Through Hip-Hop

Columbia Professor and GZA Aim to Help Teach Science Through Hip-Hop | Learning Inspirations | Scoop.it
Christopher Emdin, a Columbia professor, is working with the rapper GZA and the Web site Rap Genius on a pilot program to use hip-hop to teach science in New York City schools.
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A former high school teacher combines science and rap to engage and inspire urban students. Edmin also has a 6-minute Ted talk about the "magic of education" found in barber shops, at the church pulpit and other community-gathering places.

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Learning Styles for Adults and Teenagers

This video is long, however, it covers the different learning styles well. An instructor or speaker will benefit by adapting their presentations to include as many if not all of the styles so no attendee is bored or ignored.


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Wealth Inequality in America - YouTube

Infographics on the distribution of wealth in America, highlighting both the inequality and the difference between our perception of inequality and the actua...
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This is a well-written video explaining the wealth inequality in the U.S. today.

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Kids can teach themselves

Kids can teach themselves | Learning Inspirations | Scoop.it

Speaking at LIFT 2007, Sugata Mitra talks about his Hole in the Wall project. Young kids in this project figured out how to use a PC on their own -- and then taught other kids. He asks, what else can children teach themselves?

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This is an example of the power of self-directed learning.

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| Beat Making Lab

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I first learned of this program through an NPR story. This is a fantastic, social learning program for young adults focused on music and learning.

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