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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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Maker Education News From Around the Web


Mind/Shift

by KQED

Why Teachers Should Help Students Learn Effective Study Strategies
May 22, 2017, 5:46 am
There are brain-based techniques that work to help students remember cor...
Why Effective Practice Is Just As Important As the Hours of Practice
May 19, 2017, 12:53 pm
Students need to practice important skills, but it's equally important t...
How Parents Can Help Kids Develop A Sense Of Purpose
May 18, 2017, 12:39 pm
Parents can play a powerful role in guiding kids to find a sense of purp...

 

Edutopia News

from Edutopia

A Solution for Student Disengagement
January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Tap students’ leadership potential to help them form strong bonds with e...
How Peer Pressure Undermines Success
January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Will students pass up academic help based on how their friends feel? A n...
Travel Grants and Fellowships for Educators
January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Money is available to help fund teachers’ professional trips. Here are s...

 

 The Maker Education Initiative

by Maker Ed

Maker Moments: May 2017
May 19, 2017, 9:02 pm
Our Maker VISTA program focuses on overcoming poverty through maker educ...
Make & Share: Snapshots from Maker VISTA
May 15, 2017, 6:00 pm
Our Maker VISTA program focuses on overcoming poverty through maker educ...
Launching Making Spaces Crowdfunding Campaigns
May 8, 2017, 6:00 pm
Making Spaces schools across the country have been hard at work crafting...

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