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Invent To Learn now available in India

Invent To Learn and other CMK Press titles are now available through these online retailers: Flipkart and Amazon India, and soon on Paytm and Snapdeal.

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What’s going on in Mobile/Pensacola and Cincinnati?

One of the fun parts of having Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom on Amazon is their data tools. They continually add new tools for authors to see their rankings and sales data.

The latest is a geographic tool – and guess what, 

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NEW Report: Making and Tinkering: A Review of the Literature

A new literature review was just released by the Board of Science Education (an NSF funded program associated with the National Academies) called:

Making and Tinkering: A Review of the Literature, by Shirin Vossoughi and Bronwyn Bevan

Go to this page and scroll down to find the paper –

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Family Creative Learning Workshops and Facilitator’s Guide

Family Creative Learning is a workshop series that engages children and their parents to learn together — as designers and inventors — through the use of creative technologies. We designed the workshops to strengthen the social support and expertise of families with limited access to resources and experiences around computing.”

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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 “making”

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Seminal Videos for Makers of All Ages

Neil Gershenfield – Unleash Your Creativity (from TED 2006)

Before anyone was talking about 3D printing and “design thinking,” MIT’s Gershenfield had written, Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop–from Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication, in which he predicted the next major technological revolution –

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What maker leaders make

This is a great post by Pam Moran, superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia, where making is being infused into every part of the learning process. It’s called “What maker leaders make” on the SmartBrief Blog. Here’s just a bit of it.

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Maker teachers! Your help is needed…

The Transformative Learning Technology Lab at Stanford University’s School 
of Education is interested in learning more about how teachers are using and
integrating digital fabrication and making more broadly into their schools
and teaching.

This knowledge will help inform policy makers to expand the current reach of
making/digital fabrication to more schools,

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The Art of Invent To Learn

 

cathy hunt invent to learn piece

This amazing creation was done by Cathy Hunt in the midst of an Invent To Learn day-long workshop in Hong Kong as part of the 21st Century Learning Conference.

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Precision is precious

This article 3D PRINTING AND LEGOS: PERFECT TOGETHER is a great example of an engineering principle that says that you should only be precise where precision is necessary. Unnecessary precision is a waste of time, money, and resources. The article shows a prototype of a pair of goggles,

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