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Design Game with Words |with Pictures
These are design thinking tools from the University of Michigan, were written to help introduce people of all ages to the process of design thinking.  

Getting Hands-On with Soft Circuits: A Workshop Facilitator’s Guide

Hour of Code Online tutorial platform

Institute of Play Gamekit  

MakeDo: Cardboard Construction

Stanford Design School Method Cards

Thingaverse (3D Designs)


Future Cities  



Invent to Learn Resources Page

Making Stuff Collection from NOVA, including guide.

PBS Design Squad Spinner
Let’s kids identify projects they can make using materials available to them.

MG Maker Books

Books to MAKE You Think

Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom
A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
The Art of Tinkering
The Big Book of Maker Skills (Popular Science): Tools & Techniques for Building Great Tech Projects
The Evolution of Useful Things: How Everyday Artifacts-From Forks and Pins to Paper Clips and Zippers-Came to be as They are.
The Idea Agent: The Handbook on Creative Processes
Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative
The Art Abandonment Project: Create and Share Random Acts of Art
The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers & Architects
Learn Like a PIRATE: Empower Your Students to Collaborate, Lead, and Succeed
Fashion Math
Mediapedia: Creative Tools And Techniques For Camera, Computer, And Beyond
Everybody Writes: Your Go-To Guide to Creating Ridiculously Good Content
200 Projects to Strengthen Your Art Skills
The Architect's Studio Companion
Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration
Go: A Kidd's Guide to Graphic Design
BiblioCraft: The Modern Crafter's Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects
1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think

Lora Cowell's favorite books »

Library Information and Media Center - Monona Grove High School - Monona, Wisconsin

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