Must-read report on maker-driven education

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2 Responses to “Must-read report on maker-driven education”

  1. Loren Strand says:

    I’d love to read the findings. However, links at http://digitalyouth.ischool.berkeley.edu/ are broken for two-page, whitepaper and PDF book.  Hmmm?

    I found book download at http://mitpress.mit.edu/books/hanging-out-messing-around-and-geeking-out

  2. sockdoll says:

    Speaking of maker-driven education, I’ve been thinking for awhile now that it would be cool to come up with an Instructables (the DIY web site) based high school curriculum. Get kids off their butts and doing stuff. Some of the projects on the site would work as springboards for many different subjects.

    I was involved with an online  group a few years back that discussed ADD not as a defect but as a way of looking at and exploring the world. One of the members of the group was a retired mechanical engineer who conducted classes for “problem” high school kids to learn by doing. It wasn’t the same thing at all as your father’s shop class. The kids were incidentally learning math and science and other subjects while having fun and participating in group efforts.

    I used to attend summer school classes in elementary school not because I had to make up work to advance to the next grade, but because the science class featured lots of cool hands-on projects. 40+ years later I still have fond memories of them.

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