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The maker movement’s tricky little pal, Josh Ajima, solicited ideas for a 1-hourBBC  micro:bit workshop on Twitter. Anyone have a good micro:bit workshop they like to do? Hour long activity for middle to high school students as an optional activity …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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BBC Micro:bit Micro:bit getting started Handout: Micro:bit getting started with MakeCode plus connecting external motors, LEDs, & speakers/headphones (PDF) Gary Stager’s micro:bit project starter Ideas Scratch (project) Cards for micro:bit (PPT format) (PDF format) Micro:bit software options Microsoft MakeCode programming …

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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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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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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. …

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