In case you haven't already heard: We're 3D printing ourselves a whole new world. Computer-controlled fabrication is already revolutionizing a broad swath of industries, from health care to food technology.
But will it transform your classroom? That depends, says…
What is making? How is it different from other activities? What are maker qualities and values?
These were the big questions tackled at the recent Research Meeting on Making and Learning, a gathering of people involved in researching and implementing maker experiences. The conversation…
The impulse to create is one of the most basic human drives. As far back as the Stone Age, we were using materials in our environment to fashion tools for solving the problems we encountered. And in the millions of years since then, we have never stopped creating. In fact, the rise of…
If education is to evolve to meet the needs of a digital world, we can't afford to keep drinking from the same pool of ideas. Technologies and innovations from beyond the realm of academia — 3D printers and video games, mobile devices and the maker movement — have already had a profound…
Before starting grad school to better understand learning, I was involved with Montessori for more than 20 years, mostly at the elementary and middle school levels. The things I appreciate most about Montessori are the same reasons I am so…
It seems like everywhere you go, someone is talking about the maker movement, making or people who are makers. You may also be hearing about making in the classroom and, as a teacher, wondering how you might bring making to your school.
The makers are taking over ISTE 2014 with…