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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



How A Deregulated Internet Could Hurt America’s Classrooms
December 14, 2017, 4:48 am
Schools use the internet for a lot of learning: researching, virtual tra...
Does Preschool Pay Off? Tulsa Program Demonstrates Success
December 12, 2017, 2:31 pm
Tulsa, Okla., has been the focus of much debate over the long-term benef...
Tools Harvard Computer Science Students Use to Collaborate, Stay Organized
December 11, 2017, 7:53 am
Educators and students of CS50, a widely popular computer science class ...


Edutopia News

from Edutopia

Secret Admirers and Classroom Management
January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
A simple activity can reduce friction in a classroom by guiding students...
2017 Education Research Highlights
January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Twelve studies that educators should know about, on everything from the ...
Encouraging a Sense of Gratitude in Students
January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Activities that foster gratefulness have benefits for students beyond en...


 The Maker Education Initiative

by Maker Ed

2017 Highlights: Maker Corps Members Bring New Energy to Mayborn Museum’s Design Den
December 13, 2017, 7:30 pm
Our work wouldn’t be possible without the dedication, passion, and inspi...
Maker Moments: Snapshots from Maker VISTA, December 2017
December 11, 2017, 6:00 pm
Our Maker VISTA program focuses on overcoming poverty through maker educ...
2017 Highlights: How Maker VISTA Builds Bridges Between Learning Spaces
December 8, 2017, 8:20 pm
As 2017 comes to a close, we want to take time to highlight the many ach...

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