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Ardublock: GRAPHICAL PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE FOR ARDUINO

Thanks to projects like Code.org and MIT Scratch, students can encounter ideas from computer science using rich puzzle interfaces. Using these puzzle interfaces, students grow their skills of creativity and critical thinking while building something fun. Puzzle based programming interfaces put emphasis on the student learning sequencing, loops, and connecting appropriate pieces together. In this post,

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Sonic-PI: Sound synth application for learning coding and music

I love it when I find a tool that combines my two favorite hobbies: music and computers. A gifted programmer named Sam Aaron has created an engaging tool for teaching music and code to makers young and old entitled Sonic-Pi. The tool delightfully blends an introduction to Ruby programming and concepts of music through written

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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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Open Make Night at SparkMacon – Dec 5th

  Join us Dec 5th from 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm.    You’re welcome to design and make anything!  We’ll also offer a workshop on building winter wonder lands using Minecraft and TinkerCAD.com, a music jam session, and a DIY Christmas ornament workspace. Hope to see you there!   Top Stories on InspiredToEducate.NET Learning To

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Open Make Night at SparkMacon – Nov 7th

  Top Stories on InspiredToEducate.NET Learning To Code 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

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Georgia Kid’s STEM Day at the Museum of Aviation

To help inspire the next generation of scientists and technology professionals, the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins organized the Georgia Kids STEM Day on 8/16/2014. It was a pleasure to see the museum education team and volunteers across middle Georgia come together to help kids from 2nd to 5th grade experience the fun and

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3D Modeling with 123D Sculpt

For tinkers, artists, and students interested in 3D modeling, I wanted to share my review of 123D Sculpt by @AutoDesk.   At the time of this writing, you can only find this app on the iOS app store.   I find that I gravitate toward using my desktop computer for 3D modeling since the keyboard

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Art and Tech Hacking Using Arduino – Meet up on July 29th

Published on July 19, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Massimo Banzi has started a movement. He invented a computer technology to teach his student artists and designers how to create simple electronics and prototype products in weeks. (not months) The Arduino has helped make electronics tinkering accessible to creatives young and old with a broad range of skill levels.   Since Banzi decided to

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3 Tutorials on 3D Modeling with TinkerCAD.COM

Published on July 12, 2014 by in Uncategorized

In the past, the world of 3D modeling belonged to engineers and designers.   Most 3D modeling software was hard to use and expensive.   The folks at TinkerCAD.com have created a delightful web based tool for artists, students, and creative technology professionals .   With this tool, you can start learning the basics of

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#InventToLearn #ISTE2014 Workshop: Projects and Inspiration

Inspiring and fun day of reflection, making and tinkering. Check out the project ideas, blog posts, and resources. Thanks Sylvia and Gary for the great day!  You guys are my inspiration.   [View the story “#InventToLearn #ISTE2014 Workshop: Projects and Inspiration” on Storify]   Posts From InspiredToEducate.NET 10+ Lessons To Help You Grow Your Skills

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