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The Bookshelf: July 21, 2016

In this week's Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights Free to Make.

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FREE TO MAKE: How the Maker Movement Is Changing Our Schools, Our Jobs, and Our Minds

by Ariane Conrad and Dale Dougherty

A new movement is sweeping across the globe: people are experimenting, inventing, and creating primarily for the pleasure it brings them. Dougherty analyzes the creativity and grass-roots projects that comprise this new trend. … Thanks to the internet and open-source software, people can learn how to do anything online. He studies how maker workshops have sprung up across the country, providing people with access to tools, supplies, and training so they can invent whatever comes to mind, and he discusses how schools can incorporate maker activities into the curriculum. As he notes, hands-on learning is ideal for the young, inquisitive mind, combining play with the learning of new skills.

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