Tag: physical computing

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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1-hour micro:bit workshop challenge(s)

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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Texas Invent to Learn Workshops 2019

Gary and Sylvia will lead one day workshops in Texas – April 8-12, 2019. Details and registration information can be found here.

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Invent to Learn 2019 Texas Workshop Tour

Full-day hands-on making, coding, and physical computing workshops with Dr. Gary Stager & Sylvia Martinez – authors of Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom  2019 Texas TourDallas/Fort Worth – April 8San Antonio – April 9Austin – April 11Houston – April 12 Code, invent, & learn in this cutting-edge

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Gary Stager Interview in LeadershipEd Magazine (New Zealand)

Last spring, Gary Stager was interviewed at the National Futureschools Conference in Melbourne, Australia. The result was published in September 2018 in New Zealand’s LeadershipEd Magazine. A pdf of the freewheeling interview may be read here.  

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Making in the Spirit of the Reggio Emilia Approach Workshop – Oct. 5 – Boston

Once-in-a-lifetime workshop in Boston on October 5th! Classroom Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in a Reggio Emilia Context – The Language of Technology This is a unique one-time only workshop combining a hands-on Invent To Learn workshop with a visit to the extraordinary Wonder

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Micro:bit and Microcontroller Development Board Workshop Resources

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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The micro:bit Matters

Once in a blue moon, a technology comes along that meets the needs of learners, classrooms, and is sufficiently powerful to create opportunities beyond the limits of our imagination. The BBC micro:bit may just be that rarest of edtech unicorn.

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Australian Workshop Tour

Gary Stager will be leading two different workshops, in partnership with Education Technology Specialists Australia, from Brisbane to Perth – May 28 – June 15. The two workshops are: Invent to Learn Masterclass Teaching Coding, Physical Computing and Computational Thinking Register

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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. This new print magazine is also

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