Looking to develop designers and entrepreneurs? SXSWedu offered several ideas


How can schools prepare students to be the designers, innovators, and entrepreneurs our economy needs for future success? That was a key area of focus at the 2016 South by Southwest Education (SXSWedu) conference in Austin, Texas, March 7-10, and a number of ed-tech companies and organizations demonstrated possible solutions.

The “maker movement” can play an important role in getting kids interested in innovation and design, and littleBits—which makes easy-to-use electronic building blocks—is finding itself at the center of this movement. Until now, the company has focused mostly on...

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  • About the Author:

    The former editor-in-chief of eSchool News, Dennis Pierce is now a freelance writer covering education and technology.