Another theme that emerged from TEDxAtlanta “Edge of the South” -
There is great value in crafting and making things, especially things designed for relevance.
“Much as the first generation of software entrepreneurs were kids like the young Bill Gates, who grew up with the first machines and intuitively grasped their potential, so the next generation of 3-D-printing innovators may be children. High schools would be smart to bring back shop class but rename it design class, a shift that really would entail just adding a few MakerBots to the school’s existing computer labs. How many students wouldn’t rather design and print real things than mock up yet another PowerPoint presentation?”
How might we re-imagine school so that student-learners are more engaged on a regular basis with designing, modeling, crafting, creating, drafting, building, and producing…crafting and making things, especially things that are designed for relevance?
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- BY CHRIS ANDERSON 09.19.12 3:15 PM