Author: Sylvia Martinez

Invent To Learn now available in hardcover

You asked, we made it happen — Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom is now available in hardcover. Check for the hardcover edition at Amazon.com and other online retailers. If you need to purchase with a

Unleash the robots! Hummingbird Robotics Kit has a new iPad app

One of the favorite technologies we use in our professional development workshops and Constructing Modern Knowledge is the Hummingbird Robot Kit. It’s designed with the learner in mind, robust, and gives wings to the maker’s imagination.The Hummingbird kit contains everything you need

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Music Maker: Free 3D Printing and Acoustics Curriculum

Ran across this nice resource for 3D printing – Music Maker: 3D Printing and Acoustics Curriculum “Music Maker is a free online resource that provides files for 3D printing woodwind and brass mouthpieces and tutorials for using those mouthpieces to learn

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Invent To Learn review by Agency by Design

As we have noted previously, there are many roads to take to bring making and design to learners. Those who want to explore the avenue of engineering and programming in relation to making and tinkering in the classroom are in

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.

Physics and Open-Source Robotics – Activities for the classroom

From the SparkFun Learning site 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 Invent to Learn Guide to K-3 Making in the Classroom: Why, How, and Wow!

New from CMK Press | Buy now from Amazon 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, How, and

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

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

Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for Fab Labs and Makerspaces

New from CMK Press 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

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