Spotlight on Maker Education

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Maker Education


The Education Week Spotlight on Maker Education is a collection of articles hand-picked on:

  • The movement for more hands-on learning
  • How schools are working to ensure equity in maker education
  • Fueling project-based learning through 'Maker Spaces'
  • Developing real-world skills in the classroom

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

The movement for more hands-on, student-driven learning is going mainstream, migrating from museums and garages into the highly regulated world of K-12 education.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week

Encouraging students to draw not just on their own internal skills and experiences, but also assets from individuals and community is a key to successful "maker" education, research suggests.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week

Some in the "maker" movement are looking to start a 1-to-1 trend in schools akin to the push to put a digital device in the hands of every student.
October 7, 2015 – Education Week

Librarians are showing growing interest in the "maker movement" as their roles shift from collectors of information to facilitators of project-based learning.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week

The buzz around the maker movement obscures the benefits of maker education for students, writes researcher Jennifer Oxman Ryan.
November 4, 2015 – Education Week


As K-12 schools embrace maker education, researchers and practitioners are wrestling with how to ensure a focus on diversity and inclusion.
June 8, 2016 - Digital Education

Unless school and district leadership take a system-wide view of each change to re-design the possibilities within the system as a whole, with the intent of including all students, a widening achievement gap will result.
June 23, 2016 - Leadership 360

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