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Lecture tour – Europe 2016

The Invent To Learn world tour continues in Europe in September and October 2016! Not long after Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez returned from a week of workshops in Australia, Sylvia & Gary headed to Europe for more workshops and lectures. This week we are in Italy (mostly vacation) but we did get a chance to meet up with one of the recently named 2016 FabLearn Fellows,

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Physics and Open-Source Robotics – Activities for the classroom

At 2015 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference in Chicago, we presented a workshop titled: Physics and Open-Source Robotics – Opera of Math and Science. The workshop introduced a number of methods using a simple,

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The Invent to Learn Guide to K-3 Making in the Classroom: Why, How, and Wow!

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The Invent to Learn Guide to K-3 Making in the Classroom: Why, How, and Wow!
by Alice Baggett

The Invent to Learn Guide to Making in the K–3 Classroom: Why,

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White House here we come!

Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager have been invited to The White House to celebrate the start of the National Week of Making (June 17-23) at a kick-off event on Friday, June 17, 2016. This gathering will preview the Nation of Makers events and bring together individuals from around the country who are leading efforts to empower,

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Making in Schools – a series of posts about getting started with making in education

Check out this six-part blog post called Making in Schools by Aaron Vanderwerff and Robbie Tourney. Aaron and Robbie are both teachers at the Lighthouse Community Charter School, a K-12 public school in Oakland, California and are part of the Lighthouse Creativity Lab team.

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Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for Fab Labs and Makerspaces

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Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for Fab Labs and Makerspaces

Edited by Paulo Blikstein, Sylvia Libow Martinez, Heather Allen Pang

Project ideas, articles, best practices, and assessment strategies from educators at the forefront of making and education.

Meaningful Making is available for FREE as a downloadable PDF,

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Invent To Learn now available in India

Invent To Learn and other CMK Press titles are now available through these online retailers: Flipkart and Amazon India, and soon on Paytm and Snapdeal.

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The best makerspace

This is a report from one of the participants at a two-day Invent To Learn workshop in Alberta, Canada…

“Last week ETCATA hosted an Invent to Learn workshop with Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez. This experience provided Alberta educators with two full days of learning about making,

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What’s going on in Mobile/Pensacola and Cincinnati?

One of the fun parts of having Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom on Amazon is their data tools. They continually add new tools for authors to see their rankings and sales data.

The latest is a geographic tool – and guess what, 

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Invent To Learn in Arabic

Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom is being translated into Arabic! Stay tuned for the announcement of availability.

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