[dropcap]T[/dropcap]able Top Inventing’s Chief Maker and Resident Mad Scientist, Steve Kurti is delivering an impassioned plea at the Inside 3D Printing Conference in New York City about the importance of maker education as a catalyst of world change.
[dropcap]M[/dropcap]aker Education inspires the acquisition of relevant skills, collaborative learning strategies, and technical confidence. This powerful learning approach, encouraged by educational theorists, will create superior learners and ultimately a globally competitive army of innovators. The rise of consumer-focused 3D printers has strongly promoted Maker Education in the classroom, but it will take more than shiny new technology for true world domination. The power of Maker Education can only be unlocked by constructivist educators and technical experts working together to inspire authentic learning. Keeping students engaged and curious, this combination of expert educators, technical knowledge, and powerful tools reinforces deeper learning, natural strengths, and collaborative strategies. The skills and insights created by Maker Education will inspire learners to rise to the top and compete for world domination. We encourage both private and enterprise-level participation in this movement to impact learners sooner and in more meaningful, constructive ways. Join us for an enlightening session and learn how you can help to shape the future of education and change the world![dropcap]T[/dropcap]his is a call for you to get involved. If you are a Maker, band together with other makers and help your local school get a makerspace going. If you are an executive or a manager, start a program at your company to partner with local schools to start makerspaces. Then lend your Scientists, Engineers, Creative Thinkers, and Problem Solvers to the school a couple of times a semester to tinker in the makerspace along with the students. The world is changing, and in order to stay competitive, we must light this idea on fire. Shout it from PTA meetings, have lunch with local school superintendents, support innovative teachers in need of mentors and sponsors. [box type=”alert” size=”large”]If you are not a Maker yet, [highlight]BECOME A MAKER![/highlight] Go look for makerspaces in your area. Get involved! Make things! We don’t need any more consumers. We have plenty of them already. Become a creator. Come join the revolution! Be a Maker! It’s time for Revolution! [highlight]Ask us how![/highlight][/box]
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Connor’s Bugs – One of Clark Barnett’s 4th grade students created a stop action video with his 3D printed bugs. Guest stars Ellen DeGeneres.
Steve’s Open Source Science Project Idea – Steve helped a student build a device known as an electrospinner. The purpose of this device is to make nanofibers. Read more about it here: http://www.ttinvent.com/?p=1970