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Nov 7, 2011
liza

Short Circuit Workshop 1: Oscillator Circuit

BACKGROUND

Short Circuit is an afterschool program run by the Institute of Play at Quest to Learn that was piloted in the fall of 2010. It “is an informal hands-on laboratory for participants to explore and discover innovative uses for physical and digital materials, like circuits, conductive inks, LEDs, the latest programming languages, paper, pipe cleaners, iPads, video, audio and websites.” [1]
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Oct 17, 2011
liza

Project Roebling: Mobility Shifts Workshop



Last Tuesday, October 15, myself and two Trans Design students held a Design Jam workshop for Mobility Shifts. It was the culmination of a three month research project we undertook in partnership with Eyebeam and Digital Democracy to research gaps that currently exist between education stakeholders, specifically middle school teachers and students, and different technologies. Initially we sought to identify effective tools and methodologies to increase the digital literacies of our stakeholders. We conducted an exhaustive review of the most innovative programs, schools, and curricula utilizing technology in learning spaces, documented observations from personal experiences in the field, and interviewed experts on their perspective of technology’s role in the classroom and in informal learning spaces.
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