Category: Maker Education

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...

Using Picture Books to Engage in STEM/STEAM

When I worked at a children’s science center, my favorite time of the year was summer camp season. We ran seven weeks of summer camps every year...

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...

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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