Today, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of teachers trying to bring a little bit of the maker movement into their classrooms. We all know STEM (that’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) are important, but how can we make these topics more accessible and engaging for students?
At the same time, resources like YouTube have made learning more horizontal. How can educators incorporate more multimedia content into their lesson plans? How can we empower youth to become not just passive consumers of media but active creators in shaping it? Today’s talk touched on these and other topics. The presentation was given to the Toronto District School Board alongside Little Dada’s workshop on wearable technology at Raw Finery Studio in Toronto.