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Build a Super Thin Point and Shoot Camera with a Raspberry Pi @ Weeder

Build a Super Thin Point and Shoot Camera with a Raspberry Pi http://t.co/McMhF997Ag #photography #tech
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Issue 27 | 27 | The MagPi

Issue 27 | 27 | The MagPi | Primary Programming | Scoop.it
RT @shawaj2: Issue 27 of @TheMagP1 - the magazine for @Raspberry_Pi users - is now complete. Read it now at http://t.co/JK20WU7x8Z
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Make a Programmable Irrigation Controller with a Raspberry Pi

Make a Programmable Irrigation Controller with a Raspberry Pi | Primary Programming | Scoop.it
With all the day to day challenges that keep us busy, it can be hard to remember to water our plants. With a Raspberry Pi and a few other parts, you can program your own irrigation controller and make sure all your plants get the water they need.
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The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech | Primary Programming | Scoop.it
The Innovators, Walter Isaacson's new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.
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Turn any printer into a wireless printer with a Raspberry Pi

Turn any printer into a wireless printer with a Raspberry Pi | Primary Programming | Scoop.it
Once you've bought a wireless printer, you never want to go back to the dark days of having to plug in all the time. But good wireless printers are ex...
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Turn An IKEA Dragan Box Into A Raspberry Pi Speaker - Lifehacker Australia

Turn An IKEA Dragan Box Into A Raspberry Pi Speaker - Lifehacker Australia | Primary Programming | Scoop.it
Combining two hacking loves into one, this design uses IKEA parts and a Raspberry Pi to make a home sound system.
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Kano Lets Kids Build Their Own Computers and Learn to Code (Video) - Canada News

Kano Lets Kids Build Their Own Computers and Learn to Code (Video) - Canada News | Primary Programming | Scoop.it
Kano is a new kind of computer company, a startup that’s totally devoted to teaching a new generatio...
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A Generation of Coders? Cyber-Skilling Takes Centre Stage - Huffington Post UK

A Generation of Coders? Cyber-Skilling Takes Centre Stage - Huffington Post UK | Primary Programming | Scoop.it
This September kids up and down the country returned to school to find that alongside the traditional subjects of Maths, English and Science, three new areas of study in computer science, digital skills and IT had been introduced to the national...
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Plans to create 'gaming' school

Plans to create 'gaming' school | Primary Programming | Scoop.it
British games industry veteran Ian Livingstone, creator of Tomb Raider, formally applies to launch a free school with lessons built using video gaming.
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Power of Optics | auひかり - YouTube


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 15, 2014 10:18 PM

I am fan of Rube Goldberg machines and this one is different than any I have seen online. It uses light to power the machine. It is short, only two minutes and it would be a great introduction to hook kids on optics.

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Mazlow's needs for students using technology for learning

Mazlow's needs for students using technology for learning | Primary Programming | Scoop.it

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Armando's curator insight, September 26, 2014 4:59 AM

Mazlow's needs for students using technology for learning

Anna-Liisa Hayward's curator insight, September 26, 2014 5:22 AM

Interesting summary of the value of using technology in education from the point of view of learners

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How the Internet Works Infographic (+ others)

How the Internet Works Infographic (+ others) | Primary Programming | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 8, 2014 10:28 PM

Do you understand how the Internet works? Can you dissect a URL? How much does a terabyte hold? These questions (and several others) are answered in a number of infographics created by Abby Ryan Design and available at this website. If you teach students about these concepts this may help many visual learners in their understanding. The infographics found here are:

* Dissecting a URL

* How the Internet Works

* The Evolution of Computers

* How much does a TB Hold?

* 7 Commandments of Computer Use

* 10 Signs Your Computer has a Virus

* Anatomy of a Ninja

Have fun exploring and sharing these with your students.

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How to build a People Counter with Raspberry Pi and Ubidots

How to build a People Counter with Raspberry Pi and Ubidots | Primary Programming | Scoop.it
In this simple project we'll use a motion sensor to detect if an object is passing in front of our Raspberry Pi. Then we'll count how many times that ...
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World's Cheapest and Smallest PC - Raspberry Pi

World's Cheapest and Smallest PC - Raspberry Pi | Primary Programming | Scoop.it
World's Cheapest and Smallest PC - Raspberry Pi
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Computer Science tops best-paying degrees table :: Contractor UK

RT @Capitalint: Computer Science tops best-paying degrees table :: Contractor UK http://t.co/RX24GsdN8p
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BBC - CBBC competiton gives children opportunity to design app-based game - Media centre

BBC - CBBC competiton gives children opportunity to design app-based game - Media centre | Primary Programming | Scoop.it
CBBC is giving the next generation of digital content creators an amazing opportunity to design a game that will be turned into a free app and released across the UK for all kids to play.
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HOW TO MAKE A COMPUTER – Kano - YouTube

This is Kano. It's a computer – and you make it yourself. Look inside: kano.me
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Raspberry Pi projects - make a CCTV security camera system - Expert Reviews

Raspberry Pi projects - make a CCTV security camera system - Expert Reviews | Primary Programming | Scoop.it
Make a security system with nothing more than a Raspberry Pi and a cheap camera
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Kano Offers $150 DIY Computer Kit Using Raspberry Pi - Top Tech News

Kano Offers $150 DIY Computer Kit Using Raspberry Pi - Top Tech News | Primary Programming | Scoop.it
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A do-it-yourself computer kit that got its start through a Kickstarter campaign is now available to young would-be coders.
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Computer engineering degrees pay off big time - Network World

Computer engineering degrees pay off big time - Network World | Primary Programming | Scoop.it
Computer engineering majors are some of the highest paid workers, according to new data analyzed by the Brookings Institution.
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Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table

Bloom's 'Digital' Taxonomy - Printable Reference Table | Primary Programming | Scoop.it
This overview shows the progression of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy, how each thinking skill applies in practice, and examples of activities using digital tools.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 24, 2014 9:26 PM

This version of Bloom's Taxonomy has been extended with a sharing component for Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and is listed in the higher order thinking skills. The functional level of sharing is publicly sharing, publishing and broadcasting.

Along with this printable version of Bloom's Taxonomy you will also find links to five resources. Four of these look at Bloom's (in a variety of ways) and one is a research paper that looks at sustainable innovation in teacher practice.

Randy D. Nichols's curator insight, August 25, 2014 11:12 AM

Remediating Bloom for new literacies.

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, August 25, 2014 2:24 PM

This is a wonderful resource with a jpeg link and a description...thank you for scooping it, Beth!

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Students As Creators: How To Drive Your Students To Be More Than Just Consumers

Students As Creators: How To Drive Your Students To Be More Than Just Consumers | Primary Programming | Scoop.it
One trend we are going to see in education that hasn't received much discussion yet is the shift from students as consumers to students as creators. This

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 20, 2014 10:16 PM

Today many of our students are consumers, yet Common Core would like them to be more creative. What can we do as teachers to help our students become more creative? 

This post begins with an exploration of research that has taken place in this area. Below is one quote from the post.

“Understanding, identifying, and nurturing the creative potential is relevant in education if we want students able to solve academic and personal problems and challenges, to find innovative solutions and alternatives, and to have better tools and resources for success in a fast-changing world...”
The post provides 15 suggestions that you might want to incorporate into your classroom. Three are below. Click through to the post to find all fifteen plus additional information.

* Begin and end each class period with a creation. 

* Require students to create products for other students.

* Welcome mistakes

Lisa Norris's curator insight, September 21, 2014 8:26 PM

Love this one!

Affirmation-the inquiry process (which includes creativity and so many other HOT skills) is so important even for our youngest learners.  It's so important they work through the process and create something to show their learning at the end!  It may be a challenge, but the risk is worth it!

 

Let's not forget...Creativity=important leadership quality!

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The Intersection of Growth Mindsets and Maker Education

The Intersection of Growth Mindsets and Maker Education | Primary Programming | Scoop.it
I have a recent interest in both Growth Mindsets and Maker Education; and have blogged and presented on both of these topics.  As such and because of my passion for both of these area, I have been ...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 30, 2014 10:30 PM

Where does growth mindset and maker education meet? Jackie Gerstein had created a great visual (see above) that looks at areas where both of these concepts come together.

Would you agree that valuing effort is a part of growth mindset and maker education? How about failure being approached as interactive?

Learn more about these intersections on two resources listed in this post and click through for a larger version of the image above or for a typed copy of the list.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 4, 2014 3:44 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Does a five-year-old need to code?

Does a five-year-old need to code? | Primary Programming | Scoop.it
What are the reasons for teaching children as young as five how to talk to computers and is programming already an outdated skill? (Does a five-year-old need to learn how to #code?
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