Over the past year I had the privilege of leading a team to create makerspaces in 15 high schools around the Bay Area. Our goal was to learn how to help educators create makerspaces in schools and use
As educators struggle to motivate more students to take up technology-related majors, breakout online education startup, Khan Academy, has a novel approach. “Computer Science is an intensely creative says
The Monday Jolt is a column about microcontrollers and electronics that appears in MAKE every Monday. Over the last few months there have been a sudden rush of new micro-controller boards onto the market.
In the 20th Century, meaningful education was all about learning your ABCs. Today, it’s centered on Alphas, Betas and C++. Programming skills are becoming ever more important, quickly turning into the
Our friends at WGBH’s Design Squad Nation have come up with a great line up of activities for kids interested in NASA and the final frontier—space. The materials are designed for the classroom and after
Ever wonder why it has taken so long for your robot butler to arrive? It’s 2013, so why aren’t those long-promised robotic domestic servants helping out around the house yet? One reason for the delay:
A share of Mike Merrill’s life cost $12.50 at the close of his virtual market yesterday. Most of us have an ad hoc sounding board for personal decisions. Some ask their parents. Others poll their friends.
Kuato Studios is building games for learning that feel like games, not like homework. I’m sitting in the carpeted hallway of the Austin Convention Center, playing a game on an iPad. Stereo crashes and