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3 Challenges As Hands-On, DIY Culture Moves Into Schools

Take a look this summer inside some of America’s garages, museums and libraries and you’ll see that the “maker movement” is thriving. This hands-on, DIY culture of inventors, tinkerers and hackers is inspiring adults and children alike to design and … Continue reading

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School Makerspaces: Building the Buzz

If you build it, will they come? Just because you create a makerspace (PDF) in your school doesn’t guarantee that your community will embrace it. Students who have had all personal choice removed by traditional educational models can be passive … Continue reading

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How Next Gen Learning Boosts Rigor, Relevance & Relationships

A recent NY Times post made the obvious point that relationships matter to learning but incorrectly suggested that reformers and innovators don’t appreciate “bonds of caring between teachers and their students.” I’ve found the opposite to be true. The author … Continue reading

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The Maver Movement Features on Edutopia

Making the Future Project-Based Learning Through a Maker’s LensSee how making can create life-long learners through exciting, real-world projects. 6 Strategies for Funding a Makerspace Discover some clever ways of creating a space without breaking the bank. Top Tools for … Continue reading

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The Maker Movement Conquers the Classroom

Whether it’s a paper airplane or a robot that walks, kids have always wanted to create functional objects with their own two hands. These days, many educators are channeling that natural urge to build with help from the wider “maker … Continue reading

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Why the ‘Maker Movement’ is Popular in Schools

The maker movement is a global, DIY movement of people who take charge of their lives, solve their own problems and share how they solved them. And it’s growing in schools that are searching for more authentic learning experiences for … Continue reading

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