We can embrace change and harness its power, or resist it and be pushed to the margins. Using the backdrop of great new maker tools, PhD physicist Steve Kurti explored the need for leveraging the great features of new technology to find a timeless treasure: independent learning. Steve also investigated how maker education and makerspaces can supercharge run-of-the-mill projects by considering that any good teacher can create an environment for exploration.
The new “Project-Based Learning” merges mobile learning, maker ed, STEM, and hands-on learning into Common Core-based curriculum for students. It encourages exploring mobile environments and immersing students in nature, engineering, and experiential learning.