Today marks the release of our second Tinkering Fundamentals online course, hosted by Coursera. We are very excited to, once again, share our work with such a large and engaged audience, and we wanted to make a couple of announcements related to it.
First of all, registration is still open for the class; it is absolutely free to register and take the class, so if you are on the fence as to whether you should take it or not, now is the time to do it!
Also, each week for the next six weeks we will host a live Google Hangout; they will happen on Fridays, at 11am PST. These are open to anyone, not just to participants to the course, and in the first half we will be presenting more broadly about a topic that related to making and tinkering, while in the second half we will address ideas and questions that came up during the class. Here is the schedule for the upcoming hangouts and their topics, and links to the YouTube pages where you can watch them, live or recorded.
July 24th (this Friday) – Creative Reuse and Scrounging for Materials
July 31st – Keeping a Tinkering Journal
August 7th – Tinkering as Playful Inquiry
August 14th – Meaningful Metrics and the Next Generation Science Standards
August 21st – Materials Management and a tour of the Tinkering Studio
August 28th – The Importance of Iteration—Ideas and Starting Points