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FabLearn Not Quite End of Year Posts

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The past few weeks on the FabLearn blog have been really spectacular - interesting, informative, and inspiring!

I was going to do a roundup of posts -- but there are just too many, so let's get some action going on commenting and sharing out. This is a week many educators are off of work, sometimes that means they drop all social media, but for others, it's a chance to catch up!

Here's a list of social media:

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Hot off the FabLearn Fellow presses

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While I realize the "hot off the presses" is not an accurate metaphor these days, it seems appropriate! The recent FabLearn Fellow blog posts have created a lot of room for discussion around the topics of fabrication, making, and design in museums and classrooms. Please comment and add your voice!

A brief overview of recent posts:

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New: Making and Tinkering: A Review of the Literature

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A new literature review was just released by the Board of Science Education (an NSF funded program associated with the National Academies) called:

Making and Tinkering: A Review of the Literature, by Shirin Vossoughi and Bronwyn Bevan

http://www.sesp.northwestern.edu/docs/publications/1389898569543ea0951a19d.pdf

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Pitt Rivers Museum - Oxford England

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Hi all,

I wanted to share a cool museum experience from my travels. The Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford, England was one of the most interesting museums I've visited in a long time. It's organized so differenty than anywhere else - by theme, rather than by time, culture, or other more common organizing principles. So when you walk in, you see massive glass cases with titles like, "Treatment of the Dead" with items from all around the world, different time periods, etc. Then the next case was "Treatment of Dead Enemies"! It's a middle school dream ;-)

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FabLearn 2014 Social Media Tips and Tricks

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Hi all,

Paulo gave me the tile of "Social Media Director" for the FabLearn conference this year, so, dear Fellows - you are all on the team too!

Let's make sure every maker-educator, researcher, and maker proponent know about this fabulous conference. Here's some suggestions below. I'll remind you a few times this month and next - we want this to be the MUST ATTEND event of the maker-ed calendar.

Resource Guides - Questions to Guide Next Steps

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Hi Fellows,

I know that you are all in various states of completion of your guides, along with various states of finishing up your school years. What I'd like to propose we do next on the resource guides is to attempt to have a conversation about next steps. Since the blog post notification is working, let's try to do it here in the comments on this post.

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Resource Guide Peer Review

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Hi FabLearn Folks!

I went through the resource guides this weekend and made a few comments. I see that many of you have adopted the "overview" page so I tried to make most of my comments on those pages. For some of you, there is still no place to start, we have a collection of documents (good stuff!) but still just a collection with no unifying commentary.

We have more time for peer review, but don't delay!

And this also doesn't mean that your resources have to stay "frozen" while the peer review is going on, feel free to keep adding.

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Happy hour Friday

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Hi Fellows - 

I'm seeing a lot of work on the resource guides - and I'm looking forward to spending some time looking at them. I hope you are too! This week I'm happy to meet with people on an ad hoc basis or just respond to email. I'll just schedule one webinar on Friday, a "happy hour" if you like. Stop by if you have time and want to chat!

You'll see the invite shortly from the Google Calendar.

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