Perspectives – Maker Movement in Schools, Hackschooling, Coding and Disruption

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PERSPECTIVES

Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms? – http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/07/can-the-maker-movement-infiltrate-mainstream-classrooms/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20140705

Hackschooling makes me happy: Thanks to Nick Thody, Principal at St Nicholas, for pointing to this terrific TED Talk –  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h11u3vtcpaY&feature=em-share_video_user&noredirect=1

Great ‘Economist’ article on disruption happening to Higher Education –  “Automation is beginning to have the same effect on white-collar jobs as it has on blue-collar ones. According to a study from Oxford University, 47% of occupations are at risk of being automated in the next few decades. http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21605906-cost-crisis-changing-labour-markets-and-new-technology-will-turn-old-institution-its

Why our girls are going to coding camp http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/06/16/computer-coding-summer-camp/10022921/

A 50-cent microscope that folds like origami  http://www.ted.com/talks/manu_prakash_a_50_cent_microscope_that_folds_like_origami

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