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Our Favorite Material for Learning by Making

The best construction kit for learners just got better! I have been teaching robotics to children and their teachers since 1987, not out of a desire to prepare kids for emerging careers or because it sounds futuristic, but because computing

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Papert’s 8 Big Ideas (Greek Translation)

Translated by Chronis Kynigos – Director National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | uoa · Department of Pedagogy Read other translations here. Οι οκτώ μεγάλες ιδέες της κονστραξιονιστικής μάθησης (μάθησης διαμέσου ‘μαστορέματος’)  του Dr. SeymourPapert(1999) Η πρώτη μεγάλη ιδέα είναι «να μαθαίνουμε

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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

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

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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

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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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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 wrote, Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop–from Personal Computers to Personal Fabrication, in which he predicted the next major technological

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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

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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

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