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The Subtlety of Prompt Setting

In Chapter Four of our new book, Invent to Learn – Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, we discuss the importance of prompt setting as a basis for project-based learning. I argue that “a good prompt is worth 1,000

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BBC micro:bit Workshop Quick Start Guide Genova

Microsoft MakeCode for block and javascript programming of the micro:bit and other robotics systems. The advantage of MakeCode is that it exploits all of the hardware features of the micro:bit. The tradeoff is ease of use and the process of

Gary Stager’s Math Workshop Resources

Turtle Art software for Mac and Windows Turtle Art for iPad Turtle Art Activity Cards, Math Activities and Download Information Resources for Learning with Wolfram Alpha & Wolfram Language Constance Kamii math videos (multiple videos)Constance Kamii Direct vs Indirect Ways of Teaching Number

BBC micro:bit Workshop Quick Start Guide

Microsoft MakeCode for block and javascript programming of the micro:bit and other robotics systems. The advantage of MakeCode is that it exploits all of the hardware features of the micro:bit. The tradeoff is ease of use and the process of

The Invent to Learn Guide to Getting Started with Wolfram Language

Getting Started with Wolfram Language Wolfram Alpha In Wolfram Alpha, click on to open the equation related to a Wolfram Alpha query in Wolfram Language Create a new notebook in Wolfram [Language] Programming Lab Reference/Tutorial Sites Fast Introduction to Wolfram

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Micro:bit and Microcontroller Development Board Workshop Resources Gary S. Stager, Ph.D. Software and Hardware Microsoft MakeCode programming environment for all devices Using micro:bits with Scratch instructions (including necessary Scratch Link software for Bluetooth Mac/Windows) Firmware (.HEX file) for using the micro:bit

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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

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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 “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

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Physics and Open-Source Robotics – Activities for the classroom

From the SparkFun Learning site Physics and Open-Source Robotics – Activities for the classroom  At 2015 National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) National Conference in Chicago, we presented a workshop titled: Physics and Open-Source Robotics – Opera of Math and Science.

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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