eSchool News highlights some of the 10 most significant ed-tech developments of 2014, and the Maker Movement learning is No. 4

maker-movementEach year, the eSchool News editors compile 10 of the most influential ed-tech developments and examine how those topics dominated K-12 ed-tech conversations. No. 4 on our list for 2014 is the Maker Movement.

The Maker Movement and maker spaces are popping up in classrooms, labs, and libraries across the country.

In these spaces, students are encouraged to explore ideas and concepts with tools such as 3D printers, design software, and more. This hands-on approach supports the “learn by doing” concept, and also helps generate student interest in STEM.

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Laura Ascione
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Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Editorial Director, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura