Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom (Second Edition)

Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom (Second Edition)
Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S. Stager

A new and expanded edition of one of the decade’s most influential education books.

 “The bible of the maker movement in schools” includes new coverage of the BBC micro:bit, Scratch 3, lasercutters, littleBits, Hummingbird robotics, equity issues, and lessons from schools around the world.

This book guides educators through the historical foundations, learning theory, and classroom practices that can be found in modern classrooms where “making” with the head, hands, and heart are equally valued. Invent to Learn helps teachers in any classroom or informal educational setting with practical advice and essential resources needed to make the case for making in the classroom.

In addition, Invent to Learn provides in-depth guidance for teaching and learning about three game-changing technologies: Fabrication, Physical Computing, and Programming.

More information can be found on the book’s website – including extensive resources, professional development, and blog posts.

Available in paperback, hardcover, and e-book from and other online retailers.

Contact us directly for PO, volume, and bookstore purchases. Also available from Ingram Wholesale.

Details and Purchasing Information

right click to downloadTitle: Invent to Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom

Authors: Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S. Stager, Ph.D.

Publisher: Constructing Modern Knowledge Press

Publishing Date (Second edition): 2019

978-0-9975543-7-3 (paperback)
978-0-9975543-8-0 (hardcover)

Pages: 322
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Price: (MSRP)
Paperback – $34.95 US
Hardcover – $54.48 US
Kindle – $9.95 US

Formats: Paperback, hardcover, & e-book

Availability: Worldwide at and other online retailers. Available in Australia from Education Technology Specialists.

Volume sales, POs: Contact CMK Press or Ingram Wholesale.

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First edition

Need the first edition of Invent to Learn? It is still available at Amazon in all formats, or contact CMK Press for volume sales, POs, and other inquiries.


Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom has been published in Chinese, Spanish, DutchJapanese, Arabic, Kyrgyz, Italian, and Korean.



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