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Learning with Sprout - Free handbook!


There is widespread agreement among educators and education researchers that active learning (DOING) is more effective than passive absorption and memorization. So it's not surprising that the Maker Movement is making inroads among students and teachers. This is why I'm excited about HP Sprout - and the new, free "handbook" of ideas for educators, freshly sprouted from the HP Sprout team...


Learning with Sprout is a convenient guide to how Sprout can save teachers time and provide a platform for all sorts of creative pursuits. From Science to Art, from making Music to Making Anything You Can Imagine, Learning with Sprout will open the door to a world of possibilities.


Take a look - and let me know what you think! What do YOU want to make?





- Jim Vanides

Head of Social Innovation Programs &

Senior Education Advisor

HP Inc.


Twitter: @jgvanides



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About the Author
  • Jim Vanides is responsible for the vision, strategy, design, and implementation of education technology innovation initiatives. His focus is the effective use of technology to create powerful learning experiences that help students around the world succeed. He has been instrumental in launching over 1200 primary, secondary, and higher education projects in 41 countries, including the HP Catalyst Initiative - a 15-country network of 60+ education organizations exploring innovations in STEM(+) learning and teaching. In addition to his work at HP, Jim teaches an online course for Montana State University on the Science of Sound, a masters-level, conceptual physics course for teachers in grades 5 through 8. Jim’s past work at HP has included engineering design, engineering management, and program management in R&D, Manufacturing, and Business Development. He holds a BS in Engineering and a MA in Education, both from Stanford University.
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