Shop class 20 years ago meant hacksaws and hammers, but the shop class of 2013 is about teaching innovation and creation through computer programming, 3D printers, and maybe even Legos. A leader in this new kind of education, Mano Talaiver (Longwood University) teaches kids how to program LED lights to customize clothing. Also featured: Not all students have access to technology education. Jane Margolis (UCLA) studies how minority students are left out of computer science class. And: What exactly is the difference between science and technology? Bill Dugger (Virginia Tech) talks us through the distinction. Plus: Sandy Hausman reports on technology being developed by Zewe Serpell (Virginia State University) that will let computers read the facial expressions of children and give them encouragement when they are discouraged or bored.

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