The Maker Movement is a technological and creative revolution underway around the world that celebrates using technology to make, repair, and customize the things we need. Hundreds of thousands of adults and children alike are frequenting Maker Faires, hackerspaces, and DIY (Do-lt-Yourself) websites. A growing library of print literature inspires learners of all experiences to seize control of their world. Making brings engineering, design, and computer science to anyone who is willing to dive in and try something new. Fortunately for educators, this Maker Movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing. It also holds the key to reanimating the best learner-centered teaching practices (read the rest of A Trend Worth Watching – The Maker Movement).
This article by Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager was originally published in the winter 2013 issue of OnCUE, the magazine of California Computer-Using Educators, (CUE). It is republished here from http://www.inventtolearn.com/a-trend-worth-watching-the-maker-movement-on-cue-winter-2013/ with permission of the author.
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