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Inexpensive making in the classroom

Inexpensive making in the classroom

06/26/2014

Topics: Makerspaces

It seems like everywhere you go, someone is talking about the maker movement, making or people who are makers. You may also be hearing about making in the classroom and, as a teacher, wondering how you might bring making to your school.

The makers are taking over ISTE 2014 with…

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Create a school makerspace in 3 simple steps

Create a school makerspace in 3 simple steps

06/21/2014

Topics: Makerspaces

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…

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What if every kid could learn through tinkering?

What if every kid could learn through tinkering?

06/09/2014

Topics: Makerspaces, Robotics, STEM & STEAM

Quin Etnyre has been a featured speaker at Maker Faires in the United States and abroad, invented a product, founded his own company and taught introductory electronics classes to alumni of MIT — a school he one day plans to attend when he finishes middle school and…

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Maker movement: Bridging the gap between girls and STEM

Maker movement: Bridging the gap between girls and STEM

03/22/2014

Topics: Makerspaces

Girls want to change the world.

Eighty-eight percent say they want to make a difference with their lives, and 90 percent express a desire to help people, according to the Girl Scouts' "Generation STEM" research. Girls have traditionally achieved this goal through people-oriented…

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What can educators learn from the maker movement?

What can educators learn from the maker movement?

02/03/2014

Topics: Makerspaces, STEM & STEAM

A technological and creative revolution is unfolding around the world: the maker movement, which celebrates using technology to make, repair and customize the things we need.

Hundreds of thousands of adults and children alike are frequenting…

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