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Video: bringing social constructionism to the classroom

Published on: 03/12/19

This keynote was delivered at GESS Dubai 2019, by Stuart Swann, Physical Computing Curriculum Lead at pi-top

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What we've been reading, week 10

Published on: 03/09/19

Here's our weekly round-up of the latest and greatest education, making and learning news.

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pi-top [4] hero project: humanoid robot

Published on: 03/08/19

In this short series, we speak to the designers and engineers who created our hero projects at Bett Show 2019 to find out how they built them and what problems they overcame.

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The girl and the bull

Published on: 03/07/19

In March 2017, the city of New York woke up with a new neighbour: the Fearless Girl. The bronze statue depicts a girl who, as originally installed, faced a much larger and ...

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Can you use a pi-top for microsurgery training?

Published on: 03/05/19

As we've discussed before on this blog, we're constantly amazed when people use our products in ways we'd not even thought of. So when Michael Axelsson and Bill Williams got in ...

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From code to cake! A recipe for 'learning by making' for younger children

Published on: 03/04/19

In this essay, two of pi-top's learning team explore how to bring social constructionism and learning by making to the under 12s.

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What we've been reading, week 9

Published on: 03/01/19

Hello March, hello weekend! Welcome back to another week of ‘what we’ve been reading’, our weekly round-up with the best education, making and learning stories that you should ...

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Why is it hard to learn about learning (a brief history of indoor lighting)

Published on: 02/28/19

This keynote was delivered at our Bett Show 2019 fringe event, Learning by Making, by Dr William Rankin PhD, Founder of Unfold Learning and former Director of Learning & ...

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pi-top [4] hero project: weather balloon

Published on: 02/27/19

In this short series, we speak to the designers and engineers who created our hero projects at Bett Show 2019 to find out how they built them and what problems they overcame.

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Scratch and education

Published on: 02/26/19

In the latest episode of our podcast, We Make The Future, we explore the world of Scratch visual programming.

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