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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



Why ‘Unlearning’ Old Habits Is An Essential Step For Innovation
June 23, 2017, 12:52 pm
Educators at a school near Boston is making the effort to unlearn old ha...
How Constraints Can Stimulate Creative Solutions
June 21, 2017, 12:21 pm
Many of the world's most important inventions were discovered when tryin...
How Teens Can Develop And Share Meaningful Stories With ‘The Moth’
June 19, 2017, 8:12 am
Learning how to develop a personal story to tell and share it on stage f...


Edutopia News

from Edutopia

Photos: Classrooms That Really Move
January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
These traveling art studios, science labs, and greenhouses are reducing ...
Standards-Aligned Genius Hour
January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Give your students a chance to follow their own interests with projects ...
The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources
January 1, 1970, 12:00 am
Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, an...


 The Maker Education Initiative

by Maker Ed

Fulfilling the Maker Promise: Year One
June 22, 2017, 5:00 pm
During the 2016 National Week of Making, as a part of President Obama’s ...
Snapshots of Making: A Scrapbook of Maker VISTA Reflections
June 12, 2017, 11:34 pm
Our Maker VISTA program focuses on overcoming poverty through maker educ...
Street Art & Social Change: A Reflection on Bay Area Maker Faire
June 8, 2017, 8:58 pm
In May, Maker Ed had the privilege of curating the Education stage at th...

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