Tag: makerspaces

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Maker Spaces – Why They Matter to CTE

A big space with stuff to get a fun job done. The job might be mechanical, electrical, or even digital or aesthetic arts. The space might consist of tools, electrical equipment, 3D printers, robotic equipment, or paints. What is it? IT is a “makerspace”, sometimes called a “hackerspace” or “Fab Lab”. According to Popular Science magazine, as of 2016 there were over 480 makerspaces … Read More Maker Spaces – Why They Matter to CTE

How DO They Get Hands-On Experience Anyhow??

There are many different types of schools these days. Charter schools, blended schools, online schools, and magnet schools are a few of the types that you hear about. In all of these cases, students who take Career Technical Education (CTE) electives enjoy the courses because the content is practical and practice-able. One question I hear often is: “How does a student get the hands … Read More How DO They Get Hands-On Experience Anyhow??