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Enginursday: The Littlest Hackers - News - SparkFun Electronics

Enginursday: The Littlest Hackers - News - SparkFun Electronics | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
How to handle the child for whom disassembling their toys is more fun than actually playing with them.
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Gender Difference Explanations for Disparities in Tech Are Not Supported by Science: For a Field That Claims to Be "Data-Driven," It's Time to Stop the So-Called "Debate"

Gender Difference Explanations for Disparities in Tech Are Not Supported by Science: For a Field That Claims to Be "Data-Driven," It's Time to Stop the So-Called "Debate" | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Recent headlines have made it clear that, despite a wealth of evidence to the contrary, fallacies about innate gender differences persistently circulate in the public conversation. Media or other coverage implying that these ideas are matters of legitimate debate confuses the public and hinders progress.
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3-D printers could squirt out squid-inspired plastics

3-D printers could squirt out squid-inspired plastics | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Scientists have created new plastics using the proteins that give squid suckers their bite.
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Practical Plantoid Robotics: Easy to Build Organic Robots

David Ultis is raising funds for Practical Plantoid Robotics: Easy to Build Organic Robots on Kickstarter!

Let's make organic plant-robot cyborgs together. Plantoid Robots are here!
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MSP News: Making in Education

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New research focusing on making in education
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Only the Developed World Lacks Women in Computing | blog@CACM | Communications of the ACM

Only the Developed World Lacks Women in Computing | blog@CACM | Communications of the ACM | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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Accenture Joins Microsoft, Adobe and Deloitte To Ban Performance Reviews. Will Indian Companies Join In Soon?

Accenture Joins Microsoft, Adobe and Deloitte To Ban Performance Reviews. Will Indian Companies Join In Soon? | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
This article talks about Accentures effort to replace the annual performance reviews with a new feedbackbased mechanism from FY 16.
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Community Based Engineering | Making engineering relevant to all students and teachers

Community Based Engineering | Making engineering relevant to all students and teachers | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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6-Year-Old Girls Already Have Gendered Beliefs About Intelligence

6-Year-Old Girls Already Have Gendered Beliefs About Intelligence | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
They’re more likely to avoid games meant for “really, really smart” children.
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An Interview with Michael Eden: Master of Ceramics and 3D Printing

An Interview with Michael Eden: Master of Ceramics and 3D Printing | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Michael Eden is a designer and a researcher working wit …
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e-Textiles-in-a-Box

e-Textiles-in-a-Box | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Use the e-Textiles-in-a-Box tutorial and get ready to teach young people about electronics and computing. Based on the Computational Textiles Curriculum and Sew Electric from MIT, e-Textiles-in-a-Box provides instructions for sewing soft circuits and programming an Arduino microprocessor on the way to creating a bookmark book light and an interactive felt monster that lights up and sings. NCWIT is pleased to offer e-Textiles-in-a-Box in cooperation with the MIT High-Low Tech Group, and with funding from the National Science Foundation.
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Free 122 page PDF for getting started with e-textiles. Sew soft circuits and learn programming with fun projects!
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The culture of engineering does not take women seriously

The culture of engineering does not take women seriously | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Isolation and ‘blatant sexual harassment’ among the issues reported by female engineering scholars, writes Brian Rubineau
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Engaging Students' Interest, Not Just Offering Advanced Classes, Best Promotes Interest in STEM Careers

Engaging Students' Interest, Not Just Offering Advanced Classes, Best Promotes Interest in STEM Careers | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
A new study published in the journal Science Education finds that sparking students' interest in science at an early age is more effective at steering them toward eventual careers in the "STEM" fields – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – than pushing high school students into more advanced courses.
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Pair female engineering students for projects, and they flourish | Wake Forest News

Pair female engineering students for projects, and they flourish | Wake Forest News | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Female first-year students earn a higher grade when paired with at least one other female for group projects in introductory college engineering classes, according to new research by a Wake Forest University professor.
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Biosensing Tattoo Changes Color When Your Blood Sugar Levels Change

Biosensing Tattoo Changes Color When Your Blood Sugar Levels Change | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
An intelligent tattoo monitors your blood sugar levels, and changes color when they are too high or low.
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The Original Makerspace

The Original Makerspace | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Hands-on learning and 3D printers are great, but let’s not forget that students have always created original products—in the writing classroom.
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I absolutely love this article! Many forget that writing and publishing is a maker project. Perfect for any makerspace in a classroom or library.
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Gender, Status, and Leadership

Gender, Status, and Leadership | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
More than a trait of individuals, gender is an institutionalized system of social practices. The gender system is deeply entwined with social hierarchy and leadership because gender stereotype
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A Grand Challenge: Reimagining Competitions for the Broader Benefit

A Grand Challenge: Reimagining Competitions for the Broader Benefit | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Co-authored by Simil Raghavan

Competitions can ignite passions and turn kids on to science, technology, engineering, and mathematic
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This is a good summary of why we need to rethink competitions as the primary way to interest kids in STEM.
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Girls Knit Their Way to a Math Career – Bright

Girls Knit Their Way to a Math Career – Bright | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
In the basement of the North Branch Library in Nashville, Tenn., on a recent Saturday, you could hear alternating murmurs of excitement and exasperation over the soft clicking of needles. A small…
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3D Prints for Teachers of the Visually Impaired

3D Prints for Teachers of the Visually Impaired | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Visually impaired students can make great use of 3D prints to learn just about any subject, but their teachers need help making good models.
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LEGO Foundation LEGO Foundation - Research & Learning - Research publications - The Whole Child Development Guide

LEGO Foundation LEGO Foundation - Research & Learning - Research publications - The Whole Child Development Guide | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
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More than 80 percent of tech founders still have no formal plans to promote diversity

More than 80 percent of tech founders still have no formal plans to promote diversity | Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom | Scoop.it
And that’s a problem.
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