UT.6.01x – Rerun starts January 21, 2015

UT.6.01x – Rerun starts January 21, 2015. This seems like a great opportunity to learn how to use arduino-like boards (this course uses the TI LaunchPad) this is a great opportunity. Two UT professor’s are offering this course for the second time. The only cost is that of the LaunchPad board and accessories...

Feb 3: Paulo Blikstein, The Maker Movement and Education: The final revenge of progressive education, or just another fad? | The Monday Colloquium

Feb 3: Paulo Blikstein, The Maker Movement and Education: The final revenge of progressive education, or just another fad? | The Monday Colloquium. This has been one of my favorite videos about making in education. Paulo Blikstein is the director of the Transformative Learning Technologies Lab at Stanford which is behind the FabLab@School initiative and runs the FabLearn conference (which is coming up on October 25-26). The FabLab@School builds on Neil Gershenfeld’s FabLab concept (see 2007 TED talk below) but focuses specifically on digital fabrication for schools and...

Free 3D in the Classroom Book | Invent To Learn

Free 3D in the Classroom Book | Invent To Learn. If you’re interested in exploring (or are already immersed in) 3D printing in the classroom you should check out this book. And for the next couple of days you can get a free kindle edition. I love love love the Invent to Learn book and attended the Constructing Modern Knowledge workshop last summer. Both have been transformative experiences for me so am really excited to dig into this 3D printing book....