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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



Does Algebra Do More Harm Than Good? Community Colleges Rethink Requirements
July 20, 2017, 1:11 pm
Eloy Ortiz Oakley, the chancellor of the California Community Colleges s...
Are Grades Diverting Focus From Real Learning?
July 19, 2017, 6:27 am
Grades help parents stay abreast of their student's progress, but theyma...
‘Dirt Is Good’: Why Kids Need Exposure To Germs
July 18, 2017, 6:21 pm
Should I use antibacterial soaps? How often should I bathe my child? Tho...


Edutopia News

from Edutopia

Social Media Posts as Exemplars
January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Text messages and Instagram captions can be valuable samples for teachin...
Letting Students Succeed as Themselves
January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
An American teacher shares a lesson learned during time he spent in New ...
Helping Students With Autism Transition Into a New School Year
January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Parents and teachers can minimize the stress with some joint prep before...


 The Maker Education Initiative

by Maker Ed

Spotlight on Creative Reuse
July 12, 2017, 8:00 pm
"Spotlight on..." is a blog series by Maker Corps. This edition is a Spo...
How the SHOP CLASS Act Will Invest in Maker Education, Makerspaces, and Teacher Training
July 6, 2017, 7:42 pm
Rep. Tim Ryan of Ohio, our guest author and a member of the bipartisan M...
Reflections on our 3rd Maker Educator Convening
July 3, 2017, 9:00 pm
We’re so pleased and thrilled that we’ve been able to continue offering ...

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