Trend #1 from a few years ago: Put kids online. Give them tools to collaborate, share and learn together. (blogs, flickr, skype, google docs, etc)
Trend #2 from the present: Have kids use some of the amazing tools that are out there to create things. (Raspberry Pi, Arduino, 3D printers, programming, etc)
How and where do these two streams come together?
Both of these trends promote distinct skills in our classrooms and schools. They both are valuable and are worthy of classroom time.
How and where do we bring them together? What are examples of projects and pedagogy that promote both of these sides?