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Supporting Innovation

In this section, you will find hundreds of resources in a variety of formats that can be used to support and motivate innovative behaviors and attitudes, provide information, and inspire participation in innovation programs and activities. These resources come in a wide range of formats, from books to blogs and from webinars to websites.

 

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Title Author Audience Year Format
1,000 Inventions & Discoveries 
Bridgman, Roger 
Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 
2006 
Book 
10 Amazing Inventions by Teens 
Murano, Grace 
Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 
2014 
Article 
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10 Best Books to Inspire Makers 
Vocademy Makerspace 
Adults, Grades 9-12 
2016 
Article 
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10 Great Inventions Dreamt Up By Children 
Dahl, Warren 
Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 
2013 
Article 
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10 Steps to Teaching Your Kids to Become Entrepreneurs 
Spires, Duane 
Adults 
2012 
Article 
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10 Tips to Achieve Creativity and Innovation in Education 
Designorate (organization) 
Adults 
2015 
Article 
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10 Ways to Teach Innovation 
MindShift 
Adults 
2013 
Article 
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100 Inventions That Shaped World History 
Yenne, Bill; Gross, Morton 
Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 
1993 
Book 
101 Ways to Bug Your Parents 
Wardlaw, Lee 
Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 
2005 
Book 
101 Ways to Bug Your Teacher 
Wardlaw, Lee 
Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 
2005 
Book 
125 Cool Inventions: Supersmart Machines and Wacky Gadgets You Never Knew You Wanted! 
National Geographic Kids 
Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 
2015 
Book 
20 ideas for teaching coding in math, science, social studies, and ELA 
Tammy Pankey 
Adults 
2018 
Article 
21st Century Skills Innovation Library 
Multiple authors 
Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 
2017 
Book Series 
3 Reasons Why Making and Literacy Aren't Mutually Exclusive 
Rendina, Diana 
Adults 
2017 
Article 
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3 Ways to Teach Your Kids About Entrepreneurship 
Toren, Matthew 
Adults 
2015 
Article 
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3,2,1, Go!  
McCully, Emily Arnold 
 
2015 
Book 
5 Reasons Your School Needs a Makerspace 
Kleinbort, Maya 
Adults 
2017 
Article 
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5 Ted-Ed Lessons to help you teach critical thinking skills 
Ellen Ullman 
Adults 
2018 
Article 
5 Ways to Encourage Kids to Grow Up to Be Innovators 
Moran, Gwen 
Adults 
2014 
Article 
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5 Ways to Teach Your Kids to be Kidpreneurs (Infographic) 
Toren, Adam & Matthew 
Adults 
2014 
Article 
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50 Things You Should Know About Inventions 
Gifford, Clive 
Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 
2016 
Book 
6-Year-Old Entrepreneur Pitches Idea on 'Shark Tank' 
ABC News 
Adults 
2014 
Video 
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62 Projects to Make With a Dead Computer 
Sarafan, Randy 
Adults, Grades 9-12 
2010 
Book 
8 Entrepreneurial Skills You Should Teach Your Kids 
Shandrow, Kim 
Adults 
2015 
Article 
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8 Inspiring Green Kids and Their Amazing Eco-Inventions! 
Chua, Jasmin 
Adults, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8 
2010 
Article 
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A plan to recycle the unrecyclable 
Ashton Cofer 
Adults, Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grades 9-12 
2017 
Video 
Ada Byron Lovelace and the Thinking Machine 
Wallmark, Laurie 
Grades 3-5 
2015 
Book 
Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: The First Computer Programmer 
Stanley, Diane 
Grades 3-5 
2016 
Book 
Ada Twist, Scientist 
Beaty, Andrea 
 
2016 
Book 
Ada's Ideas: The Story of Ada Lovelace, the World's First Computer Programmer 
Robinson, Fiona 
 
2016 
Book 
 

The Innovation Destination

 

The Innovation Destination was designed and evaluated by a team from the Center for Digital Literacy at the School of Information Studies, Syracuse University and developed by Data Momentum Inc, in partnership with the Connecticut Invention Convention, By Kids for Kids, New York On Tech, and over 70 school librarians and young innovators.

 

 

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