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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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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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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

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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