Science, Technology, and Current Futurism
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Science, Technology, and Current Futurism
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Why Makerspaces are Changing the World - Medium

Why Makerspaces are Changing the World - Medium | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism |

"The real impact of makerspaces is long term and hard to grade. These spaces enable experiences that over time can significantly strengthen self-efficacy, eliminate learned helplessness, and build an internal locus of control.


In makerspaces I’ve seen students teach their teachers about new technologies. I’ve seen 1st graders intuit the existence of cartesian coordinate systems just by observing 3D printers move. I’ve seen kids shout “YOU JUST DISCOVERED SOMETHING!” at classmates wearing ear-to-ear smiles. Teams of runny nosed kindergarteners are crafting Mars rovers out of chopsticks and 5th graders have built freaking 3D printed prosthetic hands before my eyes."

Via John Evans
Marie Crawford's curator insight, November 6, 2015 11:53 AM

This is why we 'make' and play!

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 23, 2016 7:05 PM
John Rudkin's curator insight, January 24, 2016 6:41 AM

Seriously - Makerspaces are a start...

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The Maker Movement

The Maker Movement | Science, Technology, and Current Futurism |
Note: I’ve been so busy making making things, making a hackerspace at FamiLAB, making a Maker Faire, talking about Making our Community better,   that I don’t update this page often enough… I […]

Via Anna Hu
Jeff Swanson's curator insight, December 19, 2013 12:28 PM

Make stuff! Yes!

Sharon A. Thompson's curator insight, January 1, 2014 1:08 AM

Limor Fried the founder of Adafruit is more than a modern day Rosie the riveter she's engineer and CEO and founder extradornaire


Victor Jimenez's curator insight, January 6, 2014 12:18 PM

A treasure trove of great links on the Maker Movement and slingo. Thanks Ian Cole for writing and Anna Hu for curating!