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Welcome to the T
inkering Studio. Thinkering Studio is a collaborative space/class/studio for students to:
explore questions, challenges, topics or technologies of interest, at their own pace, and in directions of their choosing
collaborate informally and formally, in person and electronically, synchronously and asynchronously
plan and reflect on their creations, processes, successes, difficulties, and learning through a multimodal journal and portfolio
create footsteps, examples, resources, or other shareable artifacts for themselves & others who might follow
integrate technology as appropriate
(think 3M, Bell Labs, Google's 20% time, Apple's Blue Sky program, etc.)
comes from the Greek. It is comprised of two parts: "techne," meaning an art or skill, and "logia" meaning the systematic study of an idea (Oxford English Dictionary, 1989). Thus the word technology originally meant the systematic study of an art or skill."
Shoffner, Jones, and Harmon
Want to know more?
The best way to learn more is to stop by for a visit, or better yet, to volunteer. If you can't stop by, check out some of the influences behind the class:
Transfer as the goal of education
John Seely Brown
John Seely Brown: Tinkering as a Mode of Knowledge Production
John Seely Brown Lecture on Learning in the Digital Age
: More Knowledgeable Other (PLN), Scaffolding & Zone of Proximal Development (Jumpstarts, recipe projects, etc.), Cooperative/Collaborative dialogue (partners, critique groups, PLNs)
: learning by doing, hands-on learning, l
earning as social and interactive processes, student & teacher constructed "curriculum,"
too child centered could be equally detrimental to the learning process
learning by doing,
technology as building material, hard fun,
learning to learn (reflection journals, critique groups & conferencing), taking time,
you can’t get it right without getting it wrong
do unto ourselves what we do unto our students,
we are entering a digital world
Change the World in 5 Minutes - Everyday at School
Every Child a Maker at World Maker Faire 2012
by AnnMarie Thomas
Tinkering: Kids Learn by Making Stuff
by Curt Gabrielson
Making the Case for Making in Schools
Invent To Learn
by Martinez & Stager
Let Learning Happen - Sugata Mitra at European Zeitgeist 2011
Making Their Way: Creating a Generation of ‘Thinkerers’
It’s P.Q. and C.Q. as Much as I.Q.
Makerspace Playbook School Edition
The School Cliff: Student Engagement Drops With Each School Year
Teaching Self-Efficacy with Personal Projects
Self-efficacy in schools: Why Makerspaces are Changing the World
" best describes a Thinkering Studio?
If students designed their own schools ...
If students designed their own class ...?
If students designed their own project ...?
Exhibitions - Read chapter 8
The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone's Business
Learning by Making: American kids should be building rockets and robots, not taking standardized tests
by Dale Dougherty
We Are Makers
- Dale Dougherty at TED@MotorCity (11 min)
The Maker Mindset
The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism
The First 20 Hours - How to Learn Anything Fast
We Are Makers
MIT Welcomes Makers with New Maker Portfolio
Social networking (JSB?) Social Knowledge Building
Zero to Maker
by David Lang
Can DIY Movement Fix a Crisis in U.S. Science Education?
Tinkering and Thinking with Maker Kylie Peppler
'Maker Space' Allows Kids To Innovate, Learn In The Hospital
The #MakerEd Manifesto
How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet
A few more ...
Class logo by Patrick
help on how to format text
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