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Making the future: Why we need to help kids make stuff

Remember when we thought desktop publishing and then blogging were revolutionary (you may be too young!)? Well, now there’s desktop “manufacturing,” and your children may soon be printing out their own shoes – of their own design or someone else’s, depending solely on their own esthetics (pun intended). Or they could be printing out their […]

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Maker movement in schools taps into rich tradition of educational reform

  At ConnectSafely we see a connection between safety and engagement. Kids who are vested in their educational projects — especially collaborative ones — are more likely to respect themselves and others and less likely to act out. And there is a lot to be said about encouraging kids to be creators, not just consumers. […]

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