Startup Digest


April 22, 2016

The Maker Movement is taking education by storm. So, this week I decided to highlight making in education with some articles that every non-educator should read. Take a look at these articles and you'll see why students are not just being asked to memorize the book, but instead, to design and make a new one. 

As always, let me know if you find some good articles too.


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The Making of a Maker

Sarah Virginia White - Parentage

A nice article showing 10 different children who are making. Well done with lots of easy to read details on each kiddo as well as why they create and what drives them to make.

The Maker Movement in K-12: A Guide to Emerging Research

Benjamin Herold - Education Week

The maker movement is taking schools by storm... but does it work? Where's the research and does it support these new initiatives? If you are interested in what researchers are finding, then this is an article for you.

When Makers Apply to College

Slide Room - Learning Machine

Colleges are starting to look for more than just SAT/ACT scores + your GPA for admission. Some, like MIT, are using portfolios to get a better feel of what students can do. Portfolios are no longer just for Art and Engineers need to be able to tell a good story and get others excited about their work too. If nothing else, click on the link to see the "Krebs Cycle of Creativity" graphic - nicely done.

How to Make Things Useful and Innovative

Tina Aspiala - YouTube

This video is just plain cool. After backing 400+ Kickstarter projects Tina broke down all the things that could be made into components: Inputs, Outputs, Power, Connection and made a deck of cards. Watch the video and if you want the cards, you can find them here.

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