There is great value in crafting and making things, especially things designed for relevance. #TEDxAtlanta

Another theme that emerged from TEDxAtlanta “Edge of the South”

There is great value in crafting and making things, especially things designed for relevance.

Then, in reviewing Wednesday’s weekly EdSurge publication, I found the quote below, addressing The New MakerBot Replicator:

“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?

Be sure to read:

The New MakerBot Replicator Might Just Change Your World

CHANGEd: What if schools IGNITEd more Leonardo da Vincis? 60-60-60 #53

Well, I’ve been relatively long-winded lately…relative to 60 words. SO, I’ll let the following 5 minute video speak for itself, which it does quite ably! [Thanks to @lottascales for passing this IGNITE along!]

Schools need more MakerBots and more IGNITE, literally and figuratively. Schools need more folks who know How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci.

CHANGEd: What if…60-60-60 Project Explained