How Does Silicon Valley Teach Its Children? With A FabLab!

[ 0 ] August 11, 2013 |

Instead of giving us so many lectures, wouldn’t it be better to teach us how to build something cool instead. I felt that, by making real objects, we could learn in ways that were more memorable,interesting, and tangible.

This fall, Bullis Charter School in Los Altos, California is launching a fabrication laboratory—a “FabLab”—for its kids, complete with computer-aided design tools and a 3-D printer. Students will be able to design their ideas and then make them in real life. My oldest son happens to be one of those lucky children. What I only dreamed about in school—making real things based on the subject matter taught in class—is becoming the reality for kids today.

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