How Silicon Valley Influences Public School Curriculum

Natasha Singer wrote a few weeks ago in the New York Times about the impact Silicon Valley is having in and on public education. This is part of an ongoing series that I’ve been waiting for some time for someone outside … Read more >

Mentorship in Making, Giant Sweet Potatoes, and Impulsivity: A Conversation with Allison Osberg

This guest post is by Zoë Wilkinson Saldaña, and was originally posted on her blog. Zoë is a graduate student at the University of Michigan School of Information, and you can learn more about her on her website. In Read more >

Attending to the Matter at Hand: A Maker-Oriented Review of Matthew Crawford’s The World Beyond Your Head

Our guest post this week comes from Nicco Pandolfi, a Master’s of Science in Information (MSI) candidate at the University of Michigan School of Information. In this post, Nicco explores Matthew Crawford’s book The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming An Read more >

End-of-year maker reflections

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I’m noodling these days on the theme of program evaluation — those times when we step aside and take stock of what we’ve done, what we’re planning to do, where we’re succeeding, and where we’re failing. It’s also a time … Read more >

NYS Makers: Local Solutions to National Problems

This past week, I was lucky enough to attend the very first New York State Maker Summit, held in Albany, NY. This one-day gathering brought together makers from all across the state (seriously, all across the state–check out the map … Read more >

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