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Celebrating Community Learning at SparkMacon MakerSpace

On our blog InspiredToEducate.NET, we have reflected on the benefits of learning by making.   It has been fun putting project based learning ideas into action at our new makerspace.   Our team has been given the opportunity to implement project based learning experiences in community meetups.   Our team has completed some informal reflection upon community events so

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Logo Programming Goes 3D

As a kid, one of my first programming languages was the Logo.  It’s a really simple language that ran on Apple IIe’s that enables you to draw with code. Logo uses the metaphor of a turtle. The kid programmer can instruct the turtle to drop paint behind it, turn by an angle, and move forward.

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“Educator with a Maker Mindset” by @jackiegerstein

“When a kid builds a model rocket, or a kite, or a birdhouse, she not only picks up math, physics, and chemistry along the way, she also develops her creativity, resourcefulness, planning abilities, curiosity, and engagement with the world around her.” Dale Dougherty – Founder of Make Magazine / Maker Faires Jackie Gerstein during the

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Top 10 Posts on Maker Education

  Invent To Learn: Inspiring Students To Learn Through Making. “STEAM: Creating A Maker Mindset” by @vvrotny and @speterson224 Benefits of Teaching Kids To Code That No One Is Talking About Impact of Seymour Papert on Learning, Engagement, and Creativity 17 Fun Tools To Teach Kids To Code by @ChrisBetcher 3 Tutorials on 3D Modelling

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Impact of Seymour Papert on Learning, Engagement, and Creativity

In our digital economy, it becomes important that our children learn to create, to love learning, to have integrity, to foster critical thinking, and to be active citizens.   It’s become commonly understood that our current culture for our US school system doesn’t always foster these key qualities.    I wanted to introduce you to Seymour Papert

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Humans Need Not Apply [video]

Published on October 18, 2014 by in stem, technology

Imagine a world where large classes of people lose their jobs by no fault of their own.   How would we adapt? A friend of mine shared a thought provoking video entitled “Humans Need Not Apply.”   CGP Grey argues that humanity needs to get ready because technology and automation present a threat to many

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10 Benefits of Supporting SparkMacon MakerSpace Today!

  Support SparkMacon: Our MakerSpace for Macon, GA by giving to our IndieGogo funding campaign. http://igg.me/at/sparkmacon . Donations big and small are greatly appreciated. We’re very thankful for the generosity of our community.   On behalf of the SparkMacon team, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to the SparkMacon members who have helped us raise $7225.00

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12 Top Posts on InspiredToEducate.NET

  Programming Easy Data Visualization with Google Charts and JavaScript Learn to Build Your Own Conversational Bot using ChatScript 10 Free Resources for Learning JavaScript and HTML5 17 Fun Tools To Teach Kids To Code by @ChrisBetcher Benefits of Teaching Kids To Code That No One Is Talking About Easy Recipes for Building Android Apps

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Stories From MakerFaire NYC 2014

Help us sustain SparkMacon: Our MakerSpace for Macon, GA by supporting our IndieGogo funding campaign.   http://igg.me/at/sparkmacon. Even small contributions are helpful.   We’re very thankful for the generosity of our readers. Related Stories on InspiredToEducate.NET: Simple Minecraft Programming Using ScriptCraftJS Makers rocking #JavaScript at JSConf 2014 Create Puzzle-Based Code Experiences in Your Apps #javascript #html5

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Make 3D Printable Models with JavaScript

My dad taught me the basics of computer programming using QuickBasic.   Even in middle school, I can remember us learning how to draw pixels on the screen with code.  As a kid, it seemed like magic just making simple shapes!  I was taking steps to learn how to build my own video game!!  These

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