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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.

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Making for the littles

TMI robotWe 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

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littleBits Quick Start Guides

littleBits are ingenious snap-together magnetic elements used to create whimsical machines and prototype complex electronic circuits. It’s impossible to short-circuit the littleBits or create a syntax error in your physical “program” since they only snap together the “correct” way. Kids from 5-85 love inventing with littleBits.

littleBits QuickstartWe recently created two “Quick Start”

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New tools for making, learning, and fun!

Making in education is a current “hot topic” for schools looking to offer students creative, authentic learning experiences. The tools of the maker movement are accelerating into schools at a rapid pace. New coding apps for the iPad, useful plugins that give Chromebooks more capability to interact with physical computing tools like Arduino,

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Invent To Learn in a Reggio Emilia Context (Gary) 3rd and Final Date

The first two workshops sold-out quickly. Register today for a 3rd and final workshop!

Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom in a Reggio Emilia Context

This is a unique one-time only workshop combining a hands-on Invent To Learn workshop with a visit to the extraordinary Wonder of Learning Exhibition from Reggio Emilia,

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Gary Stager’s New Article in Independent School Magazine

Independent School, the magazine of the National Association of Independent Schools just published a major new article by Dr. Gary Stager.

Read Outside the Skinner Box: Can Educational Technology Make a Course Correction?

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Invent to Learn Workshop Shopping List and Downloads

The following are some of our favorite things and stuff used in Invent To Learn workshops. Enjoy!

Handouts

Invent To Learn Workshop Handout Kit and TMI Robot Poster

Inventar para Aprender (Handout kit and TMI Robot Poster en Español)

Getting Started Posts

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