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Asking Kids to Dream–And Bringing Dreams to Life

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What if we asked kids what their dream machine would do, then helped them build it? MyMachine in Belgium (and expanding globally) is doing just that and offering thousands of children the opportunity to dream.

Change is Difficult, But It is Possible

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By: Jason McKenna. Continuous acknowledgment of the power of a robust curriculum that enables teachers to have meaningful interactions with their students will lead to change, no matter how fast and varied our technological terrain becomes.  

Design-Focused University–The Best Thing Since French Fries (Which Are Also Belgian)

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A recent trip to Europe took Tom to Howest, a University that’s known for their approach to learning and research and close collaboration with industry and the social sector. Learn how Howest and MyMachine are making design thinking as common in Belgian schools as Frites are on dinner tables

Google Launches Learning Resources, Publishes AI Principles

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A look at Google’s new learning resources and their seven principles for the company's use of artificial intelligence.

How Maker Education Supports English Languages Learners in STEM

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By: Caroline Linne. What are the best ways to teach STEM subjects to students who haven't mastered the English language yet? Explore how a makerspace can support STEM education for English language learners.

What’s Up With All the Design-Focused Schools?

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Is the focus on design in schools a fad, a trend or something else? In this episode of the podcast, Tom and Emily explore the rise in popularity of design-focused schools.

Black Girls CODE Building Tech Exploration Lab in New York

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A look at the new tech exploration lab coming to New York City to help empower the next-generation of women and tech leaders.

Makerspaces: Engaging Students Through Creativity and Coding

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By: Nick Provenzano. Boosting student confidence through creativity is a great way to encourage engagement and skill building. As a makerspace director and advocate for the maker movement, I’m passionate about the opportunities that a creative space gives students.

Teaching Students How to Bring Their Dreams to Life

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By: Piet Grymonprez. Young children have a strong capacity for 'having a go'. How can we foster the capacity to imagine, dream and try in students? MyMachine is working to do just that. They are helping bring student dreams to life.

Design Focused High School Builds Tech Talent in Indianapolis

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Purdue Polytechnic High School is using design-challenges to give students real-world experiences as they earn their high school diploma. In partnership with Purdue University, PPHS is setting the stage for a new era of learning.

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