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|INVENT. Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering and. Engineering in the Classroom. ΤεΑΩΝ. Cada * Hands-on, minds-on learning. * Innovative uses of modern. Invent to Learn helps teachers in any classroom or informal educational setting with practical advice and essential resources needed to make the case for. In our book, Invent to Learn – Making, Tinkering, and. Engineering in the Classroom, Sylvia Libow Martinez and I situate the maker movement in the classroom.

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Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom features hundreds of links to high-quality books, websites, projects, and other resources to help you create a makerspace in any school, no matter your budget. All Resources – sorted by type. Chapter by Chapter. Title: Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom ( Second edition). Authors: Announcement press release (PDF). Reviews and. Editorial Reviews. Review. "Learning is often confused with education. Martinez and Stager.

In this practical guide, Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager provide K educators with the how, why, and cool stuff that supports making in the classroom, library, makerspace, or anywhere learners learn. Amazing new tools, materials and skills turn us all into makers. Using technology to make, repair or customize the things we need brings engineering, design and computer science to the masses. Fortunately for educators, this maker movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing. The active learner is at the center of the learning process, amplifying the best traditions of progressive education.

While school traditionally separates art and science, theory and practice, such divisions are artificial. Architects are artists. Craftsmen deal in aesthetics, tradition and mathematical precision.

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Video game developers rely on computer science. Engineering and industrial design are inseparable. The finest scientists are often accomplished musicians. The maker community brings children, hobbyists and professionals together in a glorious celebration of personal expression with a modern flare. When 3D printing, laser cutting, microcomputer control, robotics and computer programming become integral to the art studio, auto shop or physics lab, every student needs access to tools, knowledge and problem solving skills.

The maker movement not only blurs the artificial boundaries between subject areas, it erases distinctions between art and science while most importantly obliterating the crippling practice of tracking students in academic pursuits or vocational training. There are now multiple pathways to learning what we have always taught and things to do that were unimaginable just a few years ago. The potential range, breadth, power, complexity and beauty of projects has never been greater thanks to the amazing new tools, materials, ingenuity and playfulness you will encounter in this book.

Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom Second edition. Constructing Modern Knowledge Press. Volume discounts and local printing in UK and Australia.

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Product details File Size: Unlimited Publisher: May 10, Sold by: English ASIN: Enabled X-Ray: Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. Read reviews that mention invent to learn maker movement gary and sylvia martinez and stager must read physical computing easy to read great resource middle school practical suggestions makerspace great ideas bought this book project based get started technology engineering anyone interested gary stager recommend this product to anyone sylvia martinez.

Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Paperback Verified download. This book has blown my mind open from the moment I picked it.

And in the week that I've had it, I've been unable to put it down. Having the luxury of being a homeschooling family, I know we are not subject to the same types of learning as in the typical classroom.

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Yet, I find my institutional buttons being pressed all time. Is he learning? We need to do more worksheets! To be fair, the authors brought what's in my heart to life. So I wasn't starting from ground zero as far as the philosophy. This book just pushed me over the edge into full blown constructivism.

I honestly think this book is life changing. I don't have enough words of praise and thanks! Kindle Edition Verified download. Papert, as Piaget, were also epistemologists, so they knew learning is not simply making. Learning is an elaborate process, autopoietic, from the inside out, as author. I found this to be an engaging and well documented advocacy for project based hands-on learning. Socrates said, "Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel".

These two authors, both educators with deep and broad experience, lay out a compelling case for this type of approach.


Today, more than ever, we need creative innovators if, as a nation, we are going to compete effectively in a global economy. The kind of learners and learning described and advocated in this book will, in my opinion, be critically important in taking us to that place. Some may view project-based, hands-on learning as a throwback to a past era, I feel, along with the authors, that, instead, it may well be an indispensable means for prospering in the burgeoning technological age into which we are careening at an astounding pace.

The best book I've read on WHY learning environments like makerspaces are so important for learners of all types. This is one of the books I'll probably re-read when I need some refreshing reinforcements about why I do what I do manage makerspaces. Thank you to the authors for an inspirational book with lots to think about.

Aside from the great practical suggestions for how to embrace making in the classroom, the book does an even better job at explaining constructionist pedagogy and this part of the book will be valuable stillin 20 years time. I used this book in a class for veteran teachers and thought it was easy to read and spawned good discussions. Would recommend for anyone in the field of k16 education who wants to focus on more student-centered pedagogy and give students opportunities for tinkering as a style of learning.

I know, who am I to criticize?! This is more of an evaluation for me than to be critical but the two are so synonymous that my parsing of words can be construed as meaningless, it makes sense in picture form. Martinez and Stager build on Piaget and Papert's premise that people, emphasis here on children, learn best by hands on, imagination, creativity, using objects, et al.

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I agree with this premise on the most part. The author's build on the foundation of other's and attempt to demonstrate the foci of education is better suited to their premise. Again, I agree on the most part. But, as they so correctly point out in the introductory portion and first chapter, the problem has been government, political, and other's interfering with teachers being able to teach.

The real problem as I see it is our collective attempts at forcing a one size fits all in education. The vast majority of us as teachers already adhere or practice what Martinez and Stager advocate in this book. I reduced the star rating by one for doing what they accuse others of doing in the education system.

It is amazing by working with and teaching those in our classrooms, the diversity of students we interact with and influence. Not all children, young people, etc. There are some students who excel beyond our expectations and are really self-learners who would be slowed down in their learning if the author's were to achieve their ideal teaching philosophy be enforced on all students.

Then there are those students who seem to us to be "slow" in learning or need to go to the "special needs" class for one reason or another which essentially 'dumbs' them down as they lacked one inability or another compared to the majority of the rest of the class.

I realize there is no miracle cure in education that an ideal philosophy would work with everyone. Teachers do need to be allowed to actually teach especially being able to direct the teaching to the students needs and not some artificial one size fits ally system which clearly has failed too many.

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I also realize I may have a misunderstanding with the authors intent, but shouldn't this book include pictures and diagrams attributing in visual form what they expound. Thus another star reduction. Yet, I do recommend this book as it does assist in building an understanding for the Maker Movement and Invent to Learn as those avenues have demonstrated to be effective and works well in the education system and encourages life long learning with the student.

I bought this book on the recommendation of a friend implementing a makerspace at his school. It's the most useful book I've read all year! It begins with foundational information and research about why making is so important for kids. Gary and Sylvia reference numerous teachers and how they currently use maker strategies. The last part of the book gives you resources and ideas for making "making" happen in your own school.

I can't recommend this highly enough.

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Very accessible - not overly geeky or overly intellectual; just the right balance! A surprisingly good book by the end. The first part is a little slow and pretty superficial. The first few chapters add another pile of flimsy support to the field of educational research, where poorly controlled, ad hominem argument seems to rule the day.

Fortunately, the basic underlying tenet is solid and carries the day and the authors cut to the chase with very practical suggestions and methodologies which many starting teachers would find pretty useful.

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