Lesson 1: Making and 21st Century Skills
With its emphasis on self-reliance, community building, experimentation, and play, the maker movement is a natural fit for the ongoing evolution of career and technical education. Discover how making can strengthen skills that will allow students to succeed in the 21st century economy.
- Introduction to the Maker Movement presented by Maker Ed: Overview of making and the origins of the maker movement
- Making in the Classroom presented by Makerspaces.com: Skills that making builds and how making ties into career readiness
For Students & Educators
- Maker Ed, Makerspace Playbook, Ch. 1, “Beginnings”, Ch. 2, “Places”, Ch. 6 “Practices”
- TechShop, “The Maker Movement Manifesto”, Sample Chapter
- Maker Faire Africa, “The Maker Manifesto”
- Maker Ed, Open Portfolios, “Survey of Makerspaces, Part II”
- Connected Learning, “Maker-Ed: Tinkering, Inventing, Learning with Howard Rheingold”
- Steelcase, “Making Way for Making in Education”
- Vision: After reading The Maker Manifesto from Maker Faire Africa, fast forward to the day you open your new or renovated makerspace. What will the motto of your makerspace be?
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