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Keeping with Mozilla's mission to provide the world with open source technology and tools, the design firm Nosigner has "...not only created a set of original furniture but an entire 'open source office' using commonly available objects and throwing

Keeping with Mozilla's mission to provide the world with open source technology and tools, the design firm Nosigner has "...not only created a set of original furniture but an entire 'open source office' using commonly available objects and throwing

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The d.school K-12 Lab Wiki serves as a concise repository for a wealth of children-centric design education information, all of which is targeted towards enabling creative confidence in the classroom, and the teaching of material that supports it.

The d.school K-12 Lab Wiki serves as a concise repository for a wealth of children-centric design education information, all of which is targeted towards enabling creative confidence in the classroom, and the teaching of material that supports it.

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Édouard commented on How Schools Design Classroom Games for Learning

Meena – Thank you! Excited to participate in this challenge! Everyone's been contributing fantastic inspiration.

Jessica – The way the children address the game is amazing, it's incredible how a simple change in context can make learning/education so much more exciting.

Luisa – It's definitely an ideal to move towards! Hoping more educational practices begin to see the value in teaching how children can grow from failure.

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Édouard commented on BICAS - Bicycle Inter-Community Art & Salvage

From what I've personally experienced, BICAS seems to generate most of it's funding through it's youth programs/camps, various bicycle-related workshops, and fundraising in the form of selling "bicycle parts art".
I believe many bicycle co-ops (or at least the ones I've visited) make the majority of their money on workshops that teach whomever's interested how to build or maintain a bike, but where I've found BICAS to be unique is that they place as huge emphasis on physically giving back to the local community in the form of events, youth programs, and physical objects (bicycle stands) that help out the bike community in the immediate area.

Additionally, BICAS operates a small in-house parts shop in which donated bicycle parts (or higher-quality recycled/salvaged parts) are sold for a discounted price.

Dropping in to add that the idea of a physical lab-space is a fantastic idea for encouraging youth to explore possible new career paths in developing markets. I've personally experienced how lab-like/cafe-like environments positively encourage people to work together, especially when the right tools are available.