Spotlight on Maker Education

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Maker Education


These Spotlights were previously available as PDFs, but are currently unavailable for download. Feel free to read the Spotlight articles from the links below. If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected]


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

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