Is making new? How does it work best? A SXSWedu panel explores concepts around making.

making-makerMaking, maker spaces, and maker labs have dominated educational discussions in recent months. How can schools create maker spaces for students? How can they link maker technology and maker activities to core curriculum?

Though terms like “maker” and “making” might be the buzzwords du jour, the concept itself is far from new.

During SXSWedu, a panel of educators and industry experts touched on important concepts and practices around making.

As the discussion unfolded, panelist Paulo Blikstein, an assistant professor at Stanford University’s School of Education and Computer Science Department, revealed that maker spaces are far from new.

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Laura Ascione

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