Think back to when you were a young and an eager beginner in technology. Remember the first time you took apart your first PC, wrote your first line of code, learned how to hack Doom. The easiest way to learn technology was (and is) by being hands-on.
“Hands-on learning is 15X more effective than passive learning (ie. lectures).”
Learning Technology Today
Getting started in technology can be intimidating. If you want to learn technology these days, there aren’t many great options.
Since these are purely digital, you don’t get the hands-on experience of building electronics. These often end up being just coding lessons.
Most schools don’t even offer electronics and programming in their curriculum. Even fewer engage students in hands-on learning. If you’re lucky, you might find a school that has an afterschool program led by a passionate STEM educator.
“There are nearly 500,000 open Computing jobs in the U.S. alone.”
You can find some hands-on projects that use block code and snap-on parts, but these are often oversimplified to the point that you don’t even learn the fundamentals. When you remove the potential of making mistakes, you lose the connection to how things work in the real world.
What happened to the good ole days of getting your hands dirty with real hardware and programming?
The truth is, people, learn best by doing.
That’s why we created Creation Crate, a tech subscription box that prepares learners for the jobs of the future by teaching them how to build awesome DIY electronic projects!
Here are 5 reasons why Creation Crate is the perfect gift for your aspiring engineer!
- An Educational Hands-on learning curriculum
- Introduces real-world hardware
- Teaches popular programming languages
- Challenging projects
- Great family activity
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