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The Wonder Nook promotes maker education for kids of all ages. This includes coding, tinkering, genius hour, and full-on building. We also encourage rich outdoor learning experiences -- the dirtier the better.Visit the Maker Education Initiative to learn more about the kids maker movement. Already committed? Browse the sections below for projects, ideas, and research.

Here's to the next generation of doers, makers, and creative risk-takers. We do real tools and mud pies. We tinker, code, and explore. We nurture big ideas and bigger deeds. We believe failure is a lesson rather than an end. Most importantly, we believe learning should be fun.

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4 Tools to Inspire Perseverance in Student Writers
September 21, 2017, 6:11 am
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 The Maker Education Initiative

by Maker Ed

Empowering Young People to Shape their Worlds through Maker-Centered Learning
September 22, 2017, 11:02 pm
Edward P. Clapp, our guest author and a presenter at Maker Faire New Yor...
Ask a Maker Educator – Making in Mexicali, Mexico
September 15, 2017, 5:28 pm
For September's episode of Ask a Maker Educator, Maker Corps Program Man...
Getting Started with Making: Three Back-To-School Project Ideas
September 6, 2017, 7:17 pm
It’s back-to-school time, and one of the best ways to get excited about ...

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