"Only about 10% of what we throw away actually gets recycled. What if we could recycle our plastic trash at home and 3D print it out into things we can use. Now we can, thanks to Dutch designer Dave Hakkens, whose Precious Plastic initiative makes use of new open-sourced machines to turn unwanted plastic into renewed goods. Dave designed several machines using scrap material and sheet metal that can be found in almost any scrap yard." (via Recycle Your Own Plastic With Precious Plastic | MAKE)
Teachers! “Don’t give up on them if they push you because they’re testing you.”
—Former at-risk student Kelsey Carroll
At-risk students are no less important than any other student.
Click the image above to read more about Kelsey Carroll.
And check out our Education Week webinar on "Helping At-Risk Students" to see how educators can boost literacy skills with this student population.edweekevents)
"Do you remember the happiest moment of your life?"
"One day, I was sent home from my final exams because my mother had not been able to pay the registration fees. On the way home, a man came up to me and asked what was wrong. ‘Nothing,’ I told him. He asked me again. So I told him that I’d been sent home from school. He then gave me the money I needed to take my exams. I’d never seen him before, and I’ve never seen him again."
The happiest moment of her life was being able to take her exams. Students, take note.