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Maker K-12 Education

Space Saving Furniture. The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association's STEM±Center for Teaching and Learning™ has developed the only standards-based national model for Grades K-12 that delivers technological literacy in a STEM context.

The model, Engineering byDesign™ is built on the Common Core State Standards ( High School / Middle School), Next Generation Science Standards (K-12), Standards for Technological Literacy (ITEEA); Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM); and Project 2061, Benchmarks for Science Literacy (AAAS). Additionally, the Program K-12 has been mapped to the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges for Engineering. Using constructivist's models, students participating in the program learn concepts and principles in an authentic, problem/project-based environment. Through an integrative STEM environment, EbD™ uses all four content areas as well as English-Language Arts to help students understand the complexities of tomorrow. Mission Vision Goals. Us_tmt_ImpactOfTheMakerMovement_062514.pdf. Kickstarter. ...which is why we're bringing the most empowering creation technology to them!


Toys such as Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, Legos, and K'nex have been at the center of children's playrooms for generations. DIY projects, how-tos, and inspiration from geeks, makers, and hackers.

Maker Faire

Ikea Unveils New PS 2014 Collection, With Urban Cool Kids In Mind. Ikea already has the market cornered on young, broke city kids desperate for some decent furniture (just try attending a New York apartment party without knocking into a Billy bookshelf).

Ikea Unveils New PS 2014 Collection, With Urban Cool Kids In Mind

MakerSpace. New TechShop Opens at ASU. Today marked the official grand opening of TechShop‘s latest member-based workshop location, in Chandler, Ariz..

New TechShop Opens at ASU

The shop was created in partnership with Arizona State University’s Chandler Innovation Center, TechShop’s first academic partnership, and features over $1 million worth of machines, tools, and equipment. The location also has a series of grand opening events scheduled for tomorrow, January 18. From their press release: “ASU’s partnership with TechShop demonstrates our commitment to expanding entrepreneurship and innovation opportunities for our students and the community,” said Dr. Michael M. MAKE community member and Maker Mom Julie Hudy was at the new location today and shared some thoughts with us: Today in Chandler, Ariz., has been proclaimed Maker Movement Day. Goli Mohammadi I’m senior editor at MAKE and have worked on MAKE magazine since the first issue. Contact me at goli (at) makermedia (dot) com.

Related. Meet The People Who Want To Print A Home In A Day. On a cold, gray day in central London, Alastair Parvin is staring at a coffeepot, or what used to be one before he took it apart to clean it.

Meet The People Who Want To Print A Home In A Day

The appliance lies strewn across an office table, a wreck of wet steel and springs. We Are Makers. Padlet (Wallwisher) Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven. I wrote a guest editorial for the Raincoast Books site, in honour of Freedom to Read Week.

Libraries and Makerspaces: a match made in heaven

It's called "Libraries, Hackspaces and E-waste: how libraries can be the hub of a young maker revolution," and it's about the role of libraries in the 21st century: Every discussion of libraries in the age of austerity always includes at least one blowhard who opines, "What do we need libraries for? We've got the Internet now! " Facepalm. The problem is that Mr.

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Chris Anderson: The Makers Revolution. Chris Anderson’s book THE LONG TAIL chronicled how the Web revolutionized and democratized distribution.

Chris Anderson: The Makers Revolution

His new book MAKERS shows how the same thing is happening to manufacturing, with even wider consequences, and this time the leading revolutionaries are the young of the world. Anderson himself left his job as editor of Wired magazine to join a 22-year-old from Tijuana in running a typical Makers firm, 3D Robotics, which builds do-it-yourself drones. Web-based collaboration tools and small-batch technology such as cheap 3D printers, 3D scanners, laser cutters, and assembly robots, Anderson points out, are transforming manufacturing. Suddenly, large-scale manufacturers are competing not just with each other on multi-year cycles, they are competing with swarms of tiny competitors who can go from invention to innovation to market dominance in a few weeks. Anybody can play; a great many already are; a great many more are coming.

Desktop manufacturing changes world Thus the Makers Movement. In the Next Industrial Revolution, Atoms Are the New Bits. The door of a dry-cleaner-size storefront in an industrial park in Wareham, Massachusetts, an hour south of Boston, might not look like a portal to the future of American manufacturing, but it is.

In the Next Industrial Revolution, Atoms Are the New Bits

This is the headquarters of Local Motors, the first open source car company to reach production. Maker movement inspires students, teachers. Sebastopol sophomore Jessie Davidson wouldn't call herself a nerd.

Maker movement inspires students, teachers

A year ago, she wasn't really comfortable using a screwdriver. But since September, as part of her regular high school curriculum, she's learned how to wield a soldering iron, wire up a circuit and write some code. Now she's figured out how to build a solar-powered charging device inside an Altoid tin - and become the school expert on the design. What makes her most proud? Figuring out how to solve a complex, real-world problem - and sharing that knowledge with her friends. For all the hand-wringing that Americans have done over education, much of the concern especially for middle and high school students comes down to this: How do you help kids build the skills they will need to solve real problems?

Give them the tools to make something. OSEPP ARD-01 101 Arduino Basic Starter Kit - Volt Meter, LED Game, Buzzer Circuit, Play Melody, UNO R3 PLUS Board, 6'ft USB to Mini Cable, DIP & Tact Push Switch at TigerDirect. Arduino - HomePage. Transformative Learning Technologies Lab. Funded by: Euan Baird and SEED (Schlumberger Excellence in Education Development) Foundation, Castilleja School, Lemann Foundation Description: We are taking cutting edge fabrication labs and adapting them to schools.

Transformative Learning Technologies Lab

We are establishing a worldwide network of labs to share ideas and projects. Quirky Makes Invention Accessible. Y Combinator. TechShop is America's 1st Nationwide Open-Access Public Workshop. Fab Lab Manchester - Home.

The Tools

CAD. 3D Printers. 3D Scaners. Laser Cutting. 3D Printing Architecture. 3D printing, laser cutting – design, make & build your own products with Ponoko. Electronics. CNC Machines. Shapeways - Make & Share Your Products with 3D Printing.

The Future. 8. Reinventing the Biggest Factories of All. 9. The Open Organization. 10. Financing the Maker Movement.

11. Maker Businesses

12. The Factory in the Cloud. 13. DIY Biology.  Early Stage Capital. CNC Machining, Injection Molding and Metal Fabrication Marketplace. Your place to buy and sell all things handmade. Burt Rutan. Accept credit cards with your iPhone, Android or iPad – Square. Welcome To Scaled Composites. 2. The New Industrail Revolution.

3. The History of the Future

4. We Are All Designers Now. Maker Faire.