Can 50 closed Chicago schools become 50 makerspaces?

From: Phil Shapiro 
------------------------------------------------------

Chugaluggers, 

Here's a blog post I wrote for MAKE magazine this morning . 



Can 50 closed Chicago schools become 50 makerspaces? http://tinyurl.com/k5yuyhu 


If the ideas in this blog post resonate, please talk about this 
with friends and family. If the conversation enlarges wide enough, 
some forward motion might potentially take place. 


phil 
-- 

Phil Shapiro, pshapiro@his.com 
http://www.his.com/pshapiro/briefbio.html 
http://www.twitter.com/philshapiro 
http://www.his.com/pshapiro/stories.menu.html 

"Wisdom begins with wonder." - Socrates 
"Learning happens thru gentleness." 


=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ https://jps.utiliflex.com/jps/index.juice?mode=cogs#systemusers>   Here's a blog post I wrote for MAKE magazine this morning. The sad irony is how schools closed vo-tech/shop education for reasons ranging from funding and liability concerns to having teachers capable of doing those things. Side note: I needed to stick some metal together for an impromptu monitor stand for Nancy last night, you hold a monitor floating above her desk at a 90 degree rotation. Do not weld, even a quick spot weld... wearing only shorts and no shoes. Ouch! And the people that really know me are impressed I was wearing shorts.. What we need is a serious vocational/tool-using/engineering/physics track in schools. The amazing trend I see is people like Tim and Jason in Chattanooga, Dan in California and many other people making and taking time to fill those gaps.

=============================================================== From: William Wade ------------------------------------------------------ Shorts perhaps, but no shoes. You are (were) far braver than I!