Infinite Thinking Machine “is a high-energy Internet TV show that inspires creativity and innovation in education.” The episodes are produced every two weeks, and you can find the archives here. The episode that I am featuring in this post is, “If You Build It, They Will Learn”, which was produced near the end of last season. Last week, I posted about the surge of “maker studios”, (by the way, my daughter and her friend LOVED the Marshmallow Shooter project) and when I found this video, I knew that it would make a great resource. Not only do the ITM folks do a good job of discussing different examples of “making” around the U.S., but they also post a nice list with links to the featured entities. I also like their challenge issued at the end of the short video. Although the deadline for their contest was last summer, I think that it still would be a fun project to offer students, particularly near the end of the school year.
For some reason, the ITM site cut off the episode in the middle the first time I watched it (probably my computer), but you can also access the entire show at http://youtu.be/cQMKvQ-0B64. And, if you are lucky enough to not have YouTube blocked, I have also embedded it below.