Teachers integrate ‘making’ in instruction to promote critical thinking

By Emily Ann Brown, Education Daily® The maker movement has garnered much attention in recent years. In formal K-12 education subjects like science and engineering, it has emerged as a reason to encourage creative thinking, tinkering, crafting, and manufacturing items using cheap hardware.

With the growing number of students gaining access to technologies like 3D printers, laser cutters, and design software (particularly in libraries), the movement shows no signs of slowing down, according to observers. More…

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