The Importance of Making
The concept of making has a long history. It dates back to ancient Greece and is an important concept to understand human evolution and mental development. In recent years, computers have made the process of making a product easier. Computers allow you to use software to sketch out designs and make prototypes. These tools also allow you to iterate and improve products quickly.
Maker projects can also help students develop new skills. Unlike traditional projects, maker projects are open-ended and playful, allowing students to apply their newly acquired knowledge and skills to practical, functional inventions. Moreover, the making process encourages students to ask questions and fosters rich learning experiences that can be difficult to measure on tests.