It’s a more efficient design, since it means kids don’t have to get up from a table where they’re creating something to plug into one of the few available wall outlets in a traditional classroom. More time gets devoted to learning and making than transporting and charging.
Coming from a business background, Dawson understands what skills kids need in the real world. There are three essential soft skills employers look for. “An ability to think, the ability to work in a group and the ability to solve problems,” he says. “The lab allows kids to do all three.” ♦