Resources- Reaching 95% #InventionLiteracy #SXSWEDU Core Convo with Jay Silver and Colleen Graves

What is Invention Literacy?

"Many of our kids are looking for right and wrong. But when it comes to inventing and creating, we need to change the mindset" - Tom Heck (Video Clip 1:00)

Here are elementary kids, inventing musical instruments and creating simple circuits to code their handmade instruments.

Maker Stations Day 1: Maker Journals, littleBits challenges, Makey Makey Poetry
Students analyze Jay's Invention Literacy Article and Define Maker Terminology

Students share hot air balloon concept.

Franken-prototype: Student hacked RC car with solar power

Magnetic Gears- Non Working Prototypes are okay!

Makey Makey Piano

littleBits Tank

Rube Goldberg around the library

Car made from all recyclables

Cardboard Lock

"“It’s okay to fail. Even if you have to start over and over.” -RHS Student Reflection

"“You need to be flexible with mistakes even if you mess up. Even if you have to start over and do it again. And you need to be creative to think about how you are going to build your project. Because not all projects come with instructions.” - RHS Student Reflection

Teachers getting hands -on at a Maker Workshop

Incorporating Maker Journals to Reflect on Learning

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