Digital Learning

Tapping in to the Inner Inventor: The Importance of Making in Computing

Inventing and making things is a great way to tap in to students’ creativity and help them develop new skills that might seem overly technical or boring if they were taught out of context. Oliver Quinlan highlights some great initiatives that are inspiring students (and teachers) to develop their innate desire to create and invent.
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Back in 1739, Jacques de Vaucanson created and began exhibiting a new invention. Le Canard Digérateur or ‘The Digesting Duck’ was a machine made to imitate a real duck as closely as possible. Its wing alone was made of over 400 moving parts, and it could flap these wings, drink water, eat grain, and mimic the process of digestion all the way to the final event.

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