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...

4 Ways to Bring the Real World into Classrooms

One of my favorite courses in my art history graduate school program was Museum Studies. It was one of the only classes I took that felt...

Making Poetry: Using Maker Ed in Creative Writing

I can still remember the groans I would hear when I told my sixth graders it was time to learn about poetry. Poetry often brings out emotion,...

Building a Classroom Community Through Maker Education

True, deep learning involves risk taking. It involves trial and error. Sometimes we must ask for help, and it doesn’t always come easily....

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