I love this quotation:

More and more, the big ideas are going to come from passion projects, not necessarily classrooms, and that enthusiasm ultimately is what will drive innovation, said Make’s Dougherty.

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To me this perspective doesn’t diminish the importance of schools or our classrooms, but it should encourage us to think differently about what we do in spaces for “formal learning.” Is your curriculum wide enough that it can provide room for students to connect with, deepen their knowledge of and share topics about which they are passionate? If not, perhaps you need to find a new curriculum.

Read the entire article:

Want Kids to Win the Future? Turn Them Into Makers
http://www.wired.com/underwire/2011/05/maker-faire-nolan-bushnell/

Thanks to Matt Montagne for this share!

http://twitter.com/mjmontagne

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