We live in a world of mass-produced products and modern technology — technology that has made it easy for an individual to create and distribute customized and unique items sans manufacturers. And this ability has created the maker movement — “an evolution of millions of people who are taking big risks to start their own small businesses dedicated to creating and selling self-made products,” according to the Huffington Post.
And this movement is starting to make headway in some science, technology, engineering and math curriculum.
A shift in education from passive to active learning is occuring, as shown by curriculum from the Digital Harbor Foundation, BatelleEd and Arizona State. The STEM Core curriculum emphasizes inquiry, projects and production around app development. And at the end of the process, students will have an app to market in app stores.
Read the entire article by Tanya Roscorla on the Center for Digital Education at http://www.centerdigitaled.com/news/Maker-Movement-Inspires–Shift-in-STEM-Curriculum.html
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