At its most basic, design thinking can be described as a method to solve a problem. Design thinking, therefore, is a critical aspect of making. In this TED Talk, Emily Pilloton describes how she and her partner are using designing thinking to radically transform a poor rural school’s shop class and students, as well as the surrounding community of Bertie County.
If you are new to Makerspaces, check out 7 Things You Should Know About… Makerspaces. This short article introduces readers to the maker movement and highlights the impact making can have on teaching and learning. Educause, April 2013.