Author: Sylvia Martinez

Webinar: Girls (and Boys) and STEM

FETC and Edchat Interactive are hosting a series of interactive webinars leading up to the FETC conference in Orlando (Jan 25- 27, 2017). Sylvia Martinez will be leading the conversation on January 12, 2017 (5PM PST/8PM EST). Join us as

Invent To Learn in Dutch!

Kennis Maken Samen Leren: Maken, Knutselen en Techniek in de Klas Check it out – pre-order now for a November 2016 release. Door Sylvia Libow Martinez & Gary Stager, Ph.D. Kennis Maken Samen Leren is het boek over maken, knutselen en techniek

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 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