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It's interesting. Over the last several months I've been involved in several conversations around the idea of giving students more control over their own learning, letting them choose to pursue things they are interested in, ...
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Making the Case for Making in Schools - Maker Faire NYC 2013 Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez
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If you have a K-12 Makerspace, FabLab, or do Maker-type activities in the classroom, and would like to share your work with others, add your name to the list!
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Hi all, glad to be here! My name is Sylvia Martinez and I love making! I'm on the faculty of Constructing Modern Knowledge, a summer institute for teachers about using computers, robotics, programming, fabrication for learning. I'm also co-authoring a book called Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom (due out in May). In my day job I'm president of Generation YES, a non-profit that supports student learning and leadership around technology use in schools. Hope to share and learn lots!
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#Arduino  for Educators with +Howard Rheingold and me #makered
 
#Arduino for Educators with +Howard Rheingold and +Sylvia Martinez 
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Australian friends - please share widely in your circles! We'd like to spread the maker-love to as many Oz teachers as possible - thanks in advance.
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Hi all,
Thanks Brendan for inviting me here! Hope to learn lots and share. Just got back from Maker Faire in San Mateo. We bought a $299 3D printer from printrbot. Met the maker and he seemed really cool, explained the whole thing and how he reduced the cost without sacrificing too much. We'll see!

We also sold out of our new book, Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom. I see Margaret has already posted the link to Amazon, but if you'd like to read more or explore the hundreds of maker-ed links, check out the website too.
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Hi all! Thanks for the invite Peggy. I'm president of Generation YES,link below!
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Generation YES looks really great, Sylvia. I have a non-profit in CT and have created a "motivational learning community" online that helps kids build basic skills in math and reading.
I currently have a grant to create an eBook version of the Spanish classic play, LIFE IS A DREAM, and build a tech experience around the themes. I'm looking for professionals to Skype with my "at risk" kids for about 15 mins in April/May. I'd like to see mini acting classes, interviews by the kids, and discussions. Is this the sort of thing you do? I wonder if we could collaborate somehow?
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