Spotlight on Maker Education
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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