Author: Gary Stager

Maker movement brings tinkering and technology to everyone (interview with Gary Stager)

Gary Stager was interviewed recently by the Alberta Teachers Association. Read this provocative interview, here. Maker movement brings tinkering and technology to everyone

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Tips for Architects from Maker Educators

Dr. Gary Stager created a new guide, Tips for Architects from Maker Educators, for an upcoming panel discussion at the Association for Learning Environments 2016 Regional Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to the light, acoustic, aesthetic, and comfort considerations central to

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Programmable Toys for the iPad

Tickle, a dialect of Scratch for the iPad created by Taiwanese computer science professor Mike Chen, has a very special secret sauce. While Tickle allows users to create animations, games, and stories in a Scratch-like fashion (with an orca replacing the cat),

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Part/Whole Turtle Art Activity

I like to create curricular materials based on experience with a group of kids, not before. Recent work with 3rd graders and Turtle Art suggested that many kids were having trouble with part-whole relationships and procedurality. I asked kids to

littleBits Quick Start Guides

littleBits are ingenious snap-together magnetic elements used to create whimsical machines and prototype complex electronic circuits. It’s impossible to short-circuit the littleBits or create a syntax error in your physical “program” since they only snap together the “correct” way. Kids from

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Book Signings at Maker Faire

Super-Awesome Sylvia will be signing copies of her book, “Sylvia’s Super-Awesome Sylvia Project Book Super-Simple Arduino” at Bay Area Maker Faire. Come buy a book and have it signed by the author/illustrator herself! Where: littleBits Electronics – Booth #2245 – Zone 2 inside

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Superheroes of the Maker Movement

    A Celebration of Learning-by-Making Sunday, February 22, 2015 The Willows Community School 8509 Higuera Street Culver City CA California 90232 (Google Map) Different activities for specific audiences: 10 AM – 11 AM – Panel discussion with the Superheroes of

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If You had a $50K Budget for Making….

I’ve been asked to specify how I would spend $50,000 to start an elementary school along the path to learning-by-making. The suggestions are based on my experience working in schools. The three game-changers of fabrication, physical computing, and computer programming

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