How Maker Mindsets Can Be An Easy Fit For Rural Schools

This article explores how rural schools are adapting to the maker movement in ways that are unique to their rural environments. The blog highlights maker projects – like building air sensors to help assess and ultimately alleviate air pollution in a town in rural Montana–that can be adapted in other schools, or used to spark ideas for new projects. The author also shares more general tips and strategies for how to think about learning through making in rural school environments.

Examples of making are more prominent in urban settings, where there often is access to more resources. However, this article provides ideas for capitalizing on the unique strengths and specific needs of rural communities to bring the maker movement to rural schools.

Source Organization: KQED

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