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Maker: Puppetry & Pendulum Painting

Puppetry & Pendulum Painting Week of 1/19/2015 Shadow puppetry originated in China over 2000 years ago. Legend has it that one of the emperors of the Han Dynasty was mourning the death of his wife and a loyal — and creative — subject created the art to cheer him up. Tuesday’s Maker workshop aimed to recreate some of these impressive…

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S.T.E.A.M. Maker: Everything Old is “Renewed” Again

Everything Old is “Renewed” Again When I took the MIT course Learning Creative Learning one of the people that inspired me the most was Arvind Gupta, an engineer who has dedicated his life to toys and helping children learn. If you have not seen his TED Talk, it is a very inspiring and  wonderful reminder that education is based more on ingenuity…

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