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5 Reasons For You to Flip Learning

To flip learning is to model it in ways that brings a sense of responsibility among students towards their learning as well as gives them time for …

Education Technology

By The Numbers: The Rise Of The Makerspace

There are 14 times as many makerspaces as there were a decade ago<p>Over the past decade, makerspaces have exploded in popularity all over the globe—user-reported numbers show nearly 1,400 active spaces, 14 times as many as in 2006. Also called hackerspaces or innovation labs, these establishments act …

Makerspaces

You Don’t Need A Makerspace to Be a Maker

When I was in 3rd grade my best friend Mark and I built a treehouse out of wood scraps we found in the forest behind his house. We were makers. In …

Makerspaces

How to Create a Makerspace

Collaboration Tools<p>"Making" experts share the basics of building spaces for collaboration, innovation and hands-on learning.<p>Makerspaces, where …

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Appalachia Has STEM Jobs Available. Will Students Have the Skills to Fill Them?

In Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia, employers in the energy-extraction industry seek workers with "middle-level skills" in STEM fields.

Natural Gas

Cool New Tech Tools & Gadgets for Your Library Wishlist

Kids these days were born in the technology age. They are inherently open-source learners; they learn by doing and getting their hands dirty. Seeing …

Where does the maker movement fit into K-12 education?

Dive Brief:<p>Dale Dougherty, one of the “founding fathers” of the maker movement and author of the new book “Free to Make: How the Maker Movement is …

Making space for makerspaces

Every new classroom project must satisfy available resources within three dimensions: 1) time, 2) money and 3) physical space. The 2016 New Media …

How to Kickstart Maker Education

Maker Hubs<p>The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh was a natural convener for the Kickstarting Making initiative. "We've been doing making at the museum …

Carnegie Mellon University

Response: We Must Help Students 'Recognize Their Creative Strengths'

<b>(This is the second post in a three-part series. You can see Part One here.)</b><p>The new "question-of-the-week" is:<p><i>How do we help our students develop</i> …

Building Blocks: Litchee Lab Helps Chinese Children Engineer Their Ideas Into Reality

Litchee Lab is a maker space in Shenzhen, China, a city known as a hub for entrepreneurial engineers and physical product startups. It was founded by Lit Liao as a space for engineers to work on their projects. Three years ago, James Simpson and Lit met at Maker Faire Shenzhen. After some …

VR makes a big classroom impact

Dive Brief:<p>Students at Franklin Square Union Free School District in Nassau County, New York are using virtual reality to take hands-on, deep dives …