Category: getting started

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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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

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

What does a maker program look like? (video)

John Umekubo, Director of Technology at St. Matthew’s Parish School has posted a terrific video that does a great job of walking through how they built a makerspace and the basics of the opportunities the students have for projects in various classes. They

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Making for the littles

We often receive questions about making with young learners. Many of the tools and technology of the maker movement seem to be for middle and high school students. What is there for our youngest makers? Plenty! Recommended technology LittleBits – A growing

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Top ten ways to start with “maker education”

This is possibly the question I hear most frequently – “Where do I start incorporating making in my classroom?” I wish there was a single, simple answer! But here are a couple of ideas of where to start. 1. Start with

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How the Maker Movement is moving into the classroom (Edutopia)

Vicki Davis wrote a nice introduction to the Maker Movement in classrooms for the Edutopia blog.  How the Maker Movement is moving into the classroom. “The Maker movement is a unique combination of artistry, circuitry, and old-fashioned craftsmanship. Certainly, learning by doing or

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The Maker Movement Conquers the Classroom – THE Journal

The Maker Movement Conquers the Classroom “Whether it’s a paper airplane or a robot that walks, kids have always wanted to create functional objects with their own two hands. These days, many educators are channeling that natural urge to build

29 project starters for 3D printers

29 Project Starters using a 3D Printer Here are a few ideas to challenge your students – but let their imagination be the driving factor. All of these ideas can be made more challenging by adding constraints and/or requiring more

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What’s the Maker Movement and Why Should I Care? – Scholastic Administrator

Gary Stager wrote an article for Scholastic Administrator magazine. What’s the Maker Movement and Why Should I Care? “We’re glad you asked. The coauthor of Invent to Learn explains how to start one in your schools and why “making” is the most

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