Computer science has taken a priority slot for K–12 teachers, as experts forecast a majority of jobs will incorporate some kind of coding skills or computational thinking by as early as 2020.
One way that schools are engaging students is by introducing coding activities in makerspaces, where students can use the creative culture to start establishing the building blocks of computational thinking.
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What Are the Benefits of Makerspaces in Schools?
In makerspaces, usually set up in schools or libraries, students work collaboratively on projects that encourage using creative solutions to explore areas in science, technology, engineering and math.
“One of the goals of any makerspace should be to instill the maker mindset in students through a series of creative experiences…