A School Resource for STEM, Science & Making

The MiddleWeb website is a great website for middle school resources. Anne Jolly just wrote a terrific article about the new book, Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education for Middle School and Beyond,

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Making Science

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Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education in Middle School and Beyond
by Chrisa Flores

Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education in Middle School and Beyond is a new look at STEM education for the modern world.

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New STEM books from the publisher of Invent To Learn

Two new books about STEM are now available from Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, the publisher of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom.

Making Science: Reimagining STEM Education in Middle School and Beyond is a guide to help educators use new technology and a designer mindset to create personalized learning experiences that engage students in the wonder of science.

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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 we explore how to make sure STEM opportunities are open for all.

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Invent To Learn in Dutch!

boek-coverKennis 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,

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Invent To Learn now available in hardcover

3d-invent-to-learnYou 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.

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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 to built super-cool robots,

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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
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“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 about acoustics and music.

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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 capable hands with Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary Stager,

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