Rural America is a place where place-based learning
and the maker movement
can meet for economic development
when rural teachers take the lead. A blog post by earlier this week by Leah Shaffer at MindShift
begins by contrasting maker programs in cities with rural ones:
The maker movement has expanded greatly in recent years and much of the attention has focused on cities with high population density and large well-funded school districts. In rural districts, teachers are also developing maker projects to help students gain the benefits that come from hands-on experiences, while better understanding the needs of their communities.
Maker projects in Montana and Iowa
Shaffer reports on work ...