Become an Open Source Teacher
by Krissy.Venosdale | Apr 25, 2015
A few weeks ago, I listened as Sylvia Martinez gave an inspiring keynote about Maker Education. She shared a video clip of Andrew Katz, a boy at a New York Maker Faire, who had invented his own automatic pet feeder. The boy excitedly shared how his design worked and the interviewer asked, “So are you going to sell your design to Purina?”
There was no hesitation. “No,” the boy answered. “I’m going to put the plans online and share them, to see if other people can use them or improve them.”
His creative plan? It wasn’t for sale. It was free. It was being shared to improve the world. His contribution. Because he believed in it.