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The Maker Movement

Poster by Nana Adwoa Sey. Contest winner.If you look at the highest level of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy, you will find the CREATE category. In the 1990’s the taxonomy was revised to reflect what was foreseen in education in the 21st Century. This level of Bloom’s asks “Can students transfer their leaning by creating a new product or point of view?” Students learn better and invest themselves in learning when it’s meaningful and interesting. Being given the chance to be creative using tools they have been born into¬†puts the learner at the center of the educational process. Giving opportunities to create opens the door to things that students may never have encountered themselves. The Maker Movement allows the wonderful creative minds of our students in a way to help them problem solve, discover, and learn. It helps them to identify areas of interest as well as areas of growth. It stimulates a desire in our students to make connections in other classes so they can transfer their knowledge to the “Maker Space”. While many Maker Spaces involve technology, it is not a pre- requisite. Check out Sylvia’s Super Awesome Maker Show to see her “take on the make”.

 

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