Learning Technologies Center

The Learning Technologies Center is an applied educational research and development center of the Science Museum of Minnesota.

Our mission is to support informal science learning through creative and meaningful applications of classic and emerging technologies.

Take a look at the LTC history

Through our work LTC has developed an engineering-design continuum to support our mission:

Play » Tinker » Make » Engineer »

This continuum is supported by a pedagogical approach to develop resources and environments that support the facilitation of inquiry moving into design experiences for learners

Inquiry » Design » Engineering Design

In the News

Nice cardboard automata how-to

CLOHE-Automata Tablet by Modern Automata Museum (by linpazz)

Another new class we tried out this MEA break was LEGO Animation on the Moon. You can see some photos and a test set up from a week or two ago on this blog. From checking in with the teachers, there were some challenges using iMovie for chroma keying but the projects were great.

See the rest of the projects here: https://picasaweb.google.com/ltc.workshops/MEAAnimationOnTheMoon

This is beautiful. It reminds me of what could come from days and days of our Shadow Puppet Animation rather than just the couple of hours. Another Shadow Puppet Animation class for adults is coming up in the next few months, stay tuned for details.

laughingsquid:

The Shore by Wiretree, A Paper-Cut Animated Underwater Adventure

(via Lego Zoetrope @Craftzine.com blog)
LEGO Animation is a pretty popular class, I wonder how Lego Zoetrope would go over. Maybe next summer?

(via Lego Zoetrope @Craftzine.com blog)

LEGO Animation is a pretty popular class, I wonder how Lego Zoetrope would go over. Maybe next summer?

Inspired by Making After Hours, I made this shadow puppet animation.