Creating Connections to the Environment through Making

It may be more important than ever to give our students opportunities to learn about the environment, ways to protect it, and the effects of...

Three Myths of Making

Before I started facilitating regular maker experiences in my classroom, I had quite a few reasons in mind for not pursuing this type of...

Ideas for Setting up Your Makerspace

When I first started to offer more opportunities for making, I discovered there were quite a few logistics and organization strategies...

3 Ways to Create a Maker Culture in Your School

One of the most important elements to operating a successful makerspace is creating a schoolwide culture of making. A maker culture is...

Ideas for Integrating Robotics and Coding into the Classroom

Robots are increasingly entangled in our lives, whether we realize it or not. If you’ve ever ordered from Amazon, chances are a robot...

5 Ideas For Low-Budget Making

One of the myths of making that I addressed last month was if you want a makerspace, you need expensive tools. Low-tech tools and...

A Few of My Favorite Things in the Makerspace (Part 2)

This is the second part in a series on my favorite tools to use in the makerspace.  There are many factors to consider when starting a...

A Few of My Favorite Things in the Makerspace (Part 1)

There are many factors to consider when starting a makerspace. Before implementing anything, some of the questions you will want to explore are:...

So, You’re Starting a Makerspace. Now What?

Starting a makerspace can feel overwhelming.  And, because maker education is still a relatively new concept (although the theory behind it has...

Ideas for Integrating Science and Making

I have a confession. Growing up, I didn’t enjoy science. As an adult looking back on my science classes, I can see that I didn’t like it...

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