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Quick Look: Motivating the Next Generation to Design and Build

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Next year, high schools students in California schools will have the opportunity to design and build projects thanks to the Makerspace program developed by O'Reilly's MAKE division, the folks who brought us Maker Faire. One of the goals of Makerspace, which was just granted an award from the federal Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is to find low-cost options for places to make things, like at middle schools, high schools and community centers. Eventually, the goal is to reach 1,000 high schools in four years.

There is a lot of interest in how making can transform education and many of us are working to take advantage of the momentum of the maker movement and seize the moment to bring much needed change to education.

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