There has been a lot of focus on children using devices to create virtual content and then publish this online via a blog, school website or other social media. This type of activity is very exciting and allows created content to be shared across the globe with children receiving feedback from a worldwide audience.
However, it is important for children to understand that technology can be used to create and interact with physical objects as well. It is very rewarding for children to use technology to create something that can then be physically printed / manufactured, particularly if this is done to a school specific design brief. Schools often do this by running photography / poster competitions where the winning entries are printed to a high quality.
Digital Makers takes this concept to a new level allowing children and staff to use technology to create real life artefacts that fit a school designed brief.