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  • A Maker Education

    The other day I was interviewed by NPR about Hacker Scouts and I was asked an interesting question. The reporter asked me my opinion on the DIY program sites that are cropping up for kids like DIY.org and Maker Camp and a few more that are specifically utilizing an online presence to connect with kids and Maker culture. This is a more complicated question than it seems! On one hand, how can

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    Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, 30th District of Texas, has introduced a resolution (H.Res. 1593) to support academically-based social studies curriculum standards for the U.S.’s public schools in reaction to the standards that were recently approved by the Texas State School Board. My first reaction was: “Hurrah! A voice of reason! Good for her!” My second reaction was “Thank

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    This article by Ron Miller was written last fall, but there has been a new flurry of debate recently on the topic, which reminded me that it is just as valid today as it was then. If I was to write a response to such a worthless program, this would be it more or less. Thanks Ron, for doing the work. The damage this continuing vision of competition and mindless drilling in our educational system

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