Tinkering and Innovating in Education
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Maker Faire - Wikipedia

Maker Faire is an event created by Make magazine to "celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset".

Flagship Maker Faires are held in San Mateo, California, Detroit and New York. The New York Maker Faire is also known as "World Maker Faire".[1]

Upcoming Maker Faires[2]

"Maker Faire is an event created by Make magazine to "celebrate arts, crafts, engineering, science projects and the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) mindset"."  -- from the source: http://en.wikipedia.org/

 

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 Attending one of these events would certainly introduce one to tinkering and making. The results could be creating your own local Maker Faire or setup a MakerPlace.

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Tinkering School: Think, Make, Tinker!

Tinkering School: Think, Make, Tinker! | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"Gever Tulley founded Tinkering School in 2005 in order to learn how children become competent and to explore the notion that kids can build anything, and through building, learn anything. The foundation of Tinkering School is putting power-tools in the hands of 8 year-olds; using real tools and real materials to build big projects. Really big projects.

 

Starting with a rollercoaster in 2005 (100' of track and big enough for any of the kids or adults to ride), the kids at Tinkering School have built a 3-story 30' tall treehouse (with no permanent attachment to the tree), a rope bridge made from plastic shopping bags (strong enough to hold all 8 tinkerers - simultaneously), and any number of vehicles and boats (tested, of course, on the Pacific Ocean waters of Half Moon Bay)."

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This is a great site for examples about Tinkering in education. It has links to Partner Programs in other locations, recent projects, school news, 2013 sessions list, Highlights, and more. Also listed is a new project, Brightworks, an innovative K-12 alternative school that is dedicated to hands-on, engagement based learning.

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