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PlaytimeOnline07: How To Help Students Understand Everyday Technologies Through DIY Tinkering

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Streamed live on Mar 6, 2013

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Although many students today dabble with digital objects complex and simple, they oftentimes don't know how to use or hack these technologies in ways other than how they're prescribed. But what if students had the tools to explore creative uses for both digital and physical objects?

Quest to Learn's innovative Short Circuit studio is fostering DIY tinkering at the intersection of design, technology, and art. From circuits to fabric to computers to pipe cleaners, students are learning to understand—and create their own—everyday technologies.

Watch this episode of Playtime Online to learn about physical computing and why it's important for young people to think creatively, critically, and iteratively. The discussion is joined by instructors and students from the Short Circuit program.

Tune in and discover:
-How to make physical computing accessible to young people
-Where to find free resources to help you get started and plan lessons for your own Short Circuit program
-The exciting student projects developed, and their takeaways

Twitter hashtag: #playtimers

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