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Everything you need to get started with a Makerspace in your classroom, school, and/or community.

Makerspace Lesson Plans - Makerspace Lesson Plans. MakerKids. I want a Makerspace! MakerState After School Program Offerings - Fall 2015 Ages 6-12 Scratch Video Game Design Programming & 3D Design Redstone Engineering & Minecraft Modding in Java Minecraft Storytelling & Adventure Mapping Rocket Scientists LEGO Mindstorms Robotics Comic Book Storytelling Stop Motion Moviemaking Creating Wearable Electronics, Spy Gear & The Internet of Things Non-Digital Game Design Workshop Structural Engineering Engineering Makerspace Eco-Engineering Junior Engineers 3D Design with TinkerCAD Paper Circuits Scratch Video Game Design Programming & 3D Design.

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Digital Harbor Foundation - youth makerspace and national technology educational leader - Digital Harbor Foundation. Makerspace Classroom. Resources for Creating a Makerspace. Makerspace Resources. Syllabus - Maker Space. “When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't.”

Syllabus - Maker Space

The Maker Space course will consist of separate units that aim to move the student from more prescribed, controlled projects to open-ended, self-initiated work. The first few weeks aim to introduce students to the space, the materials, and some basic skills that will be useful in all future projects. The majority of the year will be spent with the students doing self-guided work. The philosophy behind this is that we want students to take ownership of their work, and thereby become genuine problem-solvers.



Steven Kurti, Deborah Kurti, and Laura Fleming Editor’s Note: This article, reprinted from the October 2014 issue of Teacher Librarian: The Journal for School Library Professionals, is the second in a series of three articles which provides a thoughtful and insightful examination of the philosophy and pedagogical underpinnings of the maker movement, as well as expert guidance on how to establish a program. The third article in the series will be published in the December edition of TL and on this website. To download a PDF version of this article, click here. Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric. While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers.

Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases. Part 1: Process The process of making in the classroom needs to be incorporated in the final grade. Photo credit: Lisa Yokana As part of a recent project in my school's senior-level public policy class, students crafted scale models of Lower Manhattan in preparation for a disaster simulation. Proudly Made in St. Louis. Designing a School Makerspace. Library MakerSpaces on Pinterest.

Creating a space for young makers and educators. Education. Teachers: to be notified of events, discounts, and freebies, please be sure to join our Maker Faire Education Community.


See also for more about the K-12 learning opportunities in 2014. As leaders in the Maker Movement, we are dedicated to celebrating and inspiring Makers. We are particularly interested in how this approach might reach students who don’t fit well into the existing system or who have already dropped out of it.

At Maker Faire, there are no winners or losers — anything that’s cool is fair game. Making Matters! How the Maker Movement Is Transforming Education. By Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S.

Making Matters! How the Maker Movement Is Transforming Education

Stager The Maker Movement, a technological and creative learning revolution underway around the globe, has exciting and vast implications for the world of education. Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future. A Community Workshop. Maker Space In Education Series… 10 Sites To Start Making In The Classroom. Welcome back and I sure hope you enjoyed the last article of 20 Reasons for Maker Space in Education.

Maker Space In Education Series… 10 Sites To Start Making In The Classroom

I hope you enjoy this post as I highlight 10 sites to possible help you to get Making in the classroom… even if in the smallest way! I encourage you to send me information and resources you think help with this idea, as I am also Making time to learn. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on. Booking Info – Time to think about your new school year needs. Maker Space In Education Series… 20 Reasons Your Students Should Be Making.

It’s still summer time in the States and I couldn’t help but think of the idea of play, and that of course made me think of Maker Space.

Maker Space In Education Series… 20 Reasons Your Students Should Be Making

I have long encourage Making in the classroom. It wasn’t until recently that I discovered that this idea is now a movement and one that I suggest all 21st century educators Make some room for. I hope you enjoy this series and I encourage you to send me information and resources, as I am also Making time to learn. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Howtoons. Instructables - DIY How To Make Instructions. Projects. Search, Collect, and Share. Classroom Guide. We want to help you bring DIY to your classroom.

Classroom Guide

DIY is a platform for students to discover Skills and share what they make and do with a global community. Educators everywhere are using DIY to explore skill-based learning and introduce collaboration into their classroom – during homeroom, Genius Hour, after school, and even regular classes. Blend the DIY Skills platform into your core curriculum, or let your students explore new subjects while practicing skills. Register. TinkerLab - Creativity for Kids. Maker Space: Children's Science and Art Museum on Pinterest. Imagination Foundation – Global Cardboard Challenge. Creating Makerspaces in Schools. Two weekends ago, I attended EdCamp NYC at The School at Columbia, an independent school on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

Creating Makerspaces in Schools

One of the things I love about attending edcamps is that the day is always unpredictable because you don't know what will be discussed or who will be leading conversations until that morning. What ensued was an inspiring day focused on tinkering, exploration and innovation. A Day of Play and Exploration The day began with a discussion led by Don Buckley, The School's Director of Technology and Innovation, focused on design thinking in schools. Buckley used projects completed at The School to illustrate the various stages of design thinking, which include defining a problem, researching and creating a solution and a prototype, and implementing the solution. The day ended with a session on 3D printing run by Don Buckley and Jaymes Dec.

The Makings of Maker Spaces, Part 1: Space for Creation, Not Just Consumption. Maker spaces in libraries are the latest step in the evolving debate over what public libraries’ core mission is or should be. From collecting in an era of scarce resources to curation in an era of overabundant ones, some libraries are moving to incorporate cocreation: providing the tools to help patrons produce their own works of art or information and sometimes also collecting the results to share with other members of the ­community.

Maker spaces promote learning through play; have the potential to demystify science, math, technology, and engineering; and encourage women and under­represented minorities to seek careers in those fields. They also tie in to the growing trend of indie artists in every medium—including books—who are bypassing traditional gatekeepers, taking advantage of new tools to produce professionally polished products, and going direct to the web to seek an audience.

Libraries around the United States offer tools for patrons to learn by doingBy Lauren Britton R. A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources. "There were more than 135 million adult makers, more than half of the total adult population in America, in 2015. " What is a makerspace? You’ve no doubt been hearing that word more than a few times over the past several years. Makerspaces, also called hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs, are collaborative spaces where people gather to get creative with DIY projects, invent new ones, and share ideas. Since the first official makerspace convened six years ago in a library in upstate New York, libraries have remained an ideal setting for makerspace events across the country. Manufacturing Makerspaces.

Eli7095. Why Makerspaces Give Kids Space to Fail, and Why That’s a Good Thing. Stocking up School Makerspaces. Lots of teachers have been asking us how to set up a Makerspace at their school. As part of our Back to School series, we’re sharing an excerpt from the Makerspace Playbook: Schools Edition. Create a school makerspace in 3 simple steps. Maker Faire 2011 – San Mateo by SparkFun Electronics on Flickr.