“We are returning to a time when anyone can be an inventor and innovator.”
On the edges of all of this forward moving innovation there is more than a scent of backwards leaning learning and doing in the world.
The Maker Movement has regenerated a sense of invention and tinkering that has roots in the long ago past.
With connected technologies we can learn as apprentices at the feet of the most knowledgeable and experienced masters in the world (provided they’re playing online.)
We can now build off each other’s ideas, “stand on the shoulders of giants” in ways that reach far beyond what was even possible even a decade a go. What will it be a decade from now?
Are our students inventors? Are they innovators? Importantly, do they see us as such?
This isn’t about getting funded on Shark Tank as much as it’s about changing the world for the better. In classrooms. With kids. Today.
Just to be clear…”anyone” means anyone.
David Marcovitz says
This reminds me of Tony Wagner’s book, Creating Innovators. If you haven’t read it, I think it will resonate with you.