Making is Empowering!
Making turns ideas into things! Making turns the abstract into concrete. Making is full of surprises that stimulate 'THINKERING!'
Making is the answer to the question all too often asked by students: 'Why do I have to learn this?'
Making challenges youth to be producers not just consumers. It motivates them to ask questions - not just memorize answers.
Makers learn about materials, designing, measuring, machines, tools, circuits & programming. They discover that failure is not a final grade - it is just a step towards success!
Makers learn about the real world, how it works and how to change it.
- Design & Design Thinking
- Critical Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Collaboration & Teamwork
- Invention & Iteration
Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager have written an excellent book on the maker movement and how it impacts education: Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering and Engineering in the Classroom. Highly Recommended!