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Lab: Revolution teaches tomorrow's technology - Daily Journal Online

Lab: Revolution teaches tomorrow's technology - Daily Journal Online | Middle School Makerspace | Scoop.it
Lab: Revolution teaches tomorrow's technology Daily Journal Online Whether it's making Lego robots, 3D steampunk costume or just getting involved in technology, Lab: Revolution, a 4-H Technology Playground and Makerspace, is helping expose students...
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Beyond the Maker Movement: How the ChangeMakers Are the Future of Education - Singularity Hub

Beyond the Maker Movement: How the ChangeMakers Are the Future of Education - Singularity Hub | Middle School Makerspace | Scoop.it
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Beyond the Maker Movement: How the ChangeMakers Are the Future of Education
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They build robots, program light installations and hack everything from code to IKEA furniture.
Karen Martin's insight:

If you give a child a tool she may not care to use it, but if you give her a problem to solve with that tool, she will excel in its mastery. Direct, meaningful application of technology is often the missing piece of STEM education. It’s also the piece that inspires true innovation. Making is fun, but it’s time to begin connecting the incredible skills of the maker community with the daunting challenges of our world.

It’s time for the Maker Movement to become the ChangeMaker Movement – that is the future of education.

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7 Things You Should Know About Makerspaces | EDUCAUSE.edu

7 Things You Should Know About Makerspaces | EDUCAUSE.edu | Middle School Makerspace | Scoop.it

Abstract from the website

 

"A makerspace is a physical location where people gather to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. Makerspaces provide tools and working room in a community environment—a library, community center, private organization, or campus. Many are primarily used for technological experimentation, hardware development, and idea prototyping, but increasingly, self-directed individual inventors and creative teams are using makerspaces to build projects in fields other than engineering and technology. Makerspaces are zones of self-directed learning, providing a physical laboratory for inquiry-based learning and validating the drive for discovery that defines the researcher and the scholar."


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