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Invent to Learn a “Must Read” book for Modern Learners

Modern Learners just released a free whitepaper, 8 Must Read Books for Modern Educational Change Leaders. We are honored to have Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom appear alongside the other featured books from Seymour Papert, David Perkins,

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Seymour Papert – Father of the Maker Movement

Dr. Gary Stager was invited to write a profile of his friend, colleague, and mentor Dr. Seymour Papert for the premiere issue of Hello World!, an impressive new magazine for educators from The Raspberry Pi Foundation. This new print magazine is also

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Unconventional Wisdom About the Maker Movement

Dr. Gary Stager wrote a feature story for District Administration Magazine’s special report on “makerspaces.” The report is available in eBook format for tablet and desktop computers. “It’s not a fad, you don’t needto break the bank, and your teachers are really

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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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Reverse engineering for 3D printing – at any level

Here’s a quick thought experiment. Take a look at this article, “Reverse engineering for 3D Printing: Replicate, Replace & Improve Real Parts!” If you are using a 3D printer in a school, you may be on the lookout for practical

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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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“Maker movement gathers steam” in Australia

from Education HQ Australia ‘Making’ is a technology driven response to the widespread absence of ‘doing’ in many classrooms. With the help of STEM teachers and teacher librarians, hands-on learning is on the rise in secondary schools. When I heard,

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Infographic – The Rise of MakerED

The Rise of Maker Ed from LittleBits and Gettingsmart.com – look, we’re history!

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Why Making in the Classroom is a Political Stance

by Sylvia Martinez When I talk about the maker movement in schools I do talk about tools and spaces, but I try to make the point that it’s about giving agency to kids in a system that most often considers students

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