Also, be sure to check out craftzine.
Computational Thinking - The new 21st Century Skill for K-12
I have been following Rich White from Greenbush Labs for a while. I like the Immersive Education work he's doing.
This is a good article about the future of education that he pointed out. http://roots.greenbush.us/3/wordpress/?p=1486
His article references the work from the Computing Education Blog which in turn references the work of Jeannette Wing. Here is a PDF file of her Computational Thinking presentation.
Events & Activities
HMS Beagle Science Store - voted Coolest Store in Kansas City
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Local Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups
Regional Hackerspace and Makerspace Groups