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Makerspaces. Establish a Maker Space and join the movement! Good question!

Establish a Maker Space and join the movement!

We love the Maker movement! The popularity of Maker spaces, Maker fairs, Maker nights and more has just grown and grown from a grassroots movement to a worldwide phenomenon to bring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics together where students can tinker and explore new ways of using materials and tech creatively. Using open source software plus materials from electronics and hardware stores or even second-hand materials that can be re-purposed, the Maker movement is fueled by a inquisitive breed of kids and adults intent on creating DIY projects that are fun and aim to solve problems that commercial products either don't address or are just way over budget. Sometimes its not even that; it can often just mean creating something just for the sheer pleasure of finding out "Can this be done? ". Plus, it's fun to boot!

Most teachers will instantly recognise the constructivist roots in this blend of tech hardware & hacker culture. Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2015 - Worlds of Learning. Makerspace Resources. All the Makerspace resources you could hope for (and more) I first started learning about the Maker Movement in education and makerspaces in late 2013.

Makerspace Resources

Since then, I’ve been using this page to compile and curate some of the best articles, videos, blogs, books and other resources that have helped me along the way. My hope is that you will consider this a go-to resource as you progress along your own Maker journey. No matter whether you’re just getting started with makerspaces or are looking to grow your program, there’s something here for you. What is the Maker Movement? The Maker Movement has been around for a lot longer than many of us realize. (Page contains affiliate links. 60+ Makerspace Ideas for Maker Education. FREE PDF – 100+ Makerspace Materials and Supplies Below is a growing collection of our favorite tweets that focus on makerspace ideas.

60+ Makerspace Ideas for Maker Education

These ideas range from how to get started to what maker project to do in your makerspace. Whenever we put something online or on Twitter, we want it to be actionable for the makerspace operator. Makerspace Zero to Maker ebook. Makerspace Playbook Feb 2013. Digital Technologies Hub. Maker spaces are creative, self-directed learning spaces where students can create, invent and learn.

Digital Technologies Hub

Sylvia Martinez states: 'The Maker Movement is a revolutionary global collaboration of people learning to solve problems with modern tools and technology'. In a maker environment, students have the opportunity to become involved with collaborative hands-on projects that promote multidisciplinary thinking and learning. Students can tinker, explore, discover and create new things using a variety of tools and materials.

The spaces are often filled with computers, 3D printers, electronics, craft supplies, tools and recycled materials. Create. Connect. Learn. Makerspaces.pptx. What is a Makerspace? Is it a Hackerspace or a Makerspace? FREE Makerspace Supply List 100+ Makerspace Materials and Supplies (PDF) A makerspace is a collaborative work space inside a school, library or separate public/private facility for making, learning, exploring and sharing that uses high tech to no tech tools. These spaces are open to kids, adults, and entrepreneurs and have a variety of maker equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, cnc machines, soldering irons and even sewing machines.

A makerspace however doesn’t need to include all of these machines or even any of them to be considered a makerspace. If you have cardboard, legos and art supplies you’re in business. If you are interested in finding out more about laser cutters though, you could always take a look at someone like Boss Laser. Makerspaces Australia - Home. 9 Goals of a Successful School Makerspace.

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Designing a School Makerspace. Makerspaces, STEAM labs and fab labs are popping up in schools across the country.

Designing a School Makerspace

Makerspaces provide hands-on, creative ways to encourage students to design, experiment, build and invent as they deeply engage in science, engineering and tinkering. A makerspace is not solely a science lab, woodshop, computer lab or art room, but it may contain elements found in all of these familiar spaces. Makerspace-hs-toolsmaterials.pdf. MakerClubPlaybook. Creating a space for young makers and educators. Creating a space for young makers and educators. How to Set Up a Makerspace. Designing a School Makerspace.

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. Makerspace Playbook Feb 2013. 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… 10 Sites To Start Making In The Classroom – Michael Gorman ( Week 4 Essential question: What is the pedagogy behind a Maker Space? What are the benefits of this pedagogy to students? #UAEmergTech.

With a Maker Space, you leave behind the theoretical or strictly digital and delve into a tactile hands-on project based learning environment.

Week 4 Essential question: What is the pedagogy behind a Maker Space? What are the benefits of this pedagogy to students? #UAEmergTech

A physical learning environment is constructed to provide an array of project based learning activities that often require collaboration, critical thinking, and real world problem solving. We are starting to see maker spaces being implemented in science, technology, engineering, and math classes (STEM), but they are often interdisciplinary and collaborative efforts. As an emerging technology they are exciting because their implementation is still in its infancy stages and the results are positive as students enjoy the freedom and collaboration this style of learning offers.

Also it is catching on because we are equipping students with skills and experiences that will translate into their future careers. Maker spaces have evolved from a concept called hacker spaces and this pedagogy relies on the simple concept of creating creative people. 9 Goals of a Successful School Makerspace. How to Build Your Makerspace. Learning by making has been around since long before edtech—just think about what the adventurous explorers or intrepid settlers of yore would have thought of "Do-It-Yourself.

How to Build Your Makerspace

" But with thousands of kid-friendly tech tools and a whole World Wide Web of resources out there, creative, interesting opportunities for learning-by-making abound for everyone. EducationHQ - How to start a makerspace in your school. Making for All: How to Build an Inclusive Makerspace. EdSurge Newsletters Receive weekly emails on edtech products, companies, and events that matter.

Making for All: How to Build an Inclusive Makerspace

The Maker Movement has crept into the consciousness of schools in the past few years. For some, it’s a wake up call that over-tested, over-scheduled young people are not going to become the creative, enthusiastic learners we all hope to nurture. Create a school makerspace in 3 simple steps. As maker education gains steam, many educators are looking for ways to incorporate making and tinkering into their schools and classrooms — often on a shoestring budget.

“Kids are saying they want to learn more about technology and science, but they also want to experience it creatively and use it personally,” said Dale Dougherty, founder of Make Media, which produces Maker Faire and Make Magazine. He’ll address how educators can deliver these types of experimental learning experiences during ISTE 2014’s EdTekTalks, a provocative series of mini-keynotes from thought leaders beyond the world of ed tech. “One of the ways we can do that is create more makerspaces for kids. Part of my talk will be leading the charge to say let’s build more makerspaces inside schools, libraries and even community centers.” But what makes a makerspace? Makerspaces can be elaborate learning spaces equipped with sophisticated tools and supplies, but they don’t have to be. Maker Space Resources. The Ultimate MakerSpace - IDF14.