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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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Normalize Setbacks By Asking Your Kids For Advice When You Struggle
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Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking
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How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects
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Librarians are developing maker activities for children's books that enh...


Edutopia News

from Edutopia

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Rules and Routines in the Classroom
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An argument for keeping hard rules to a minimum.
Real-World Applications of Classroom Learning
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 The Maker Education Initiative

by Maker Ed

How to Make a School Maker Faire
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Spotlight on Electronic Textiles
August 2, 2017, 7:42 pm
“Spotlight on…” is a blog series by Maker Corps, a program of Maker Ed t...
Spotlight on Creative Reuse
July 12, 2017, 8:00 pm
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