Tag: makered

Makerspace Starter Kit 2018

The Makerspace Starter Kit has been updated for 2018! Now in handy business card size for your next MakerEd workshop or professional development event. In three, ready-to-print formats that you are free to customize. Makerspace Starter Kit Card (.zip) Fold your Makerspace Starter Kit in half to create a tent. Place your Makerspace Starter Kit in… Read more »

Mini MakerEd Workshop Kit

Problem: How do you deliver an effective MakerEd workshop with minimal materials and cost? Solution: A mini MakerEd workshop kit that costs under $3 per participant and uses simple materials for participants to explore maker education concepts. Background: The biggest sin a Maker Coach can commit is to give a MakerEd presentation without any thought to hands-on… Read more »

Three Things being a Maker Educator has Taught Me

In 2008 at my school ‘De Populier‘ we started with the ‘masterpiece’ project. It’s the last course before our students do their national exams. It’s a typical maker style course: students can make whatever they want as long as there is a challenge. They have to challenge themselves. It was the start of our maker… Read more »

3 P’s for Constructionist Learning

Studies show that a curious mind is fertile ground for learning, so combining the freedom of play and exploration with more structured learning goals is a more powerful formula than a 100% teacher driven approach to lessons (Gruber, 2014). If you can set aside your notions about what a classroom should sound, smell or look… Read more »

#MakersOfColor – Diversity in Maker Education

Makers of Color sharing their stories about the importance of diversity in making and maker education. #MakersOfColor A curated Makers Of Color playlist is available at https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNzMzi6xJyxQRIzZIDhWaDonb4Hh2ni6U Suggestions for videos to add to the playlist are welcome. Share your #MakersOfColor story with @DesignMakeTeach on Twitter. Contact me or leave a comment if you would like to be… Read more »

VLOG 001: Where Are All the MakerEd (YouTube) SuperStars?

I’ve been looking for maker educators that are using video to tell the story of making and makerspaces in schools and haven’t been having much luck finding any. (Please share links if you have them) So I am starting the DesignMakeTeach YouTube channel to fill the gap and work on scaling up MakerEd to a… Read more »

Papert’s 8 big ideas traslated to Catalan

8 grans idees darrere del Laboratori Construccionista d’Aprenentatge Extracte de la tesi doctoral “An Investigation of Contructionism at the Maine Youth Center? de Gary Stager 2007. La primera gran idea és aprendre fent. Tots aprenem millor quan l’aprenentatge és una part del fer alguna cosa que ens sembla realment interessant. Aprenem de la millor manera… Read more »

8 grandes ideas Papert’s Eight Big Ideas translation to spanish

8 grandes ideas detrás del Laboratorio Construccionista de Aprendizaje Extracto de la tesis doctoral “An Investigation of Contructionism at the Maine Youth Center” de Gary Stager 2007. La primera gran idea es aprender haciendo. Todos aprendemos mejor cuando el aprendizaje es parte de hacer algo que nos parece realmente interesante. Aprendemos de la mejor manera… Read more »

Behind the Scenes: NoVa Maker Educator Meetup

I’m very excited to announce the NoVa Maker Educator Meetup at Maker Faire NoVa on March 19, 2017. Details about the event are available at https://designmaketeach.com/2017/01/26/319-nova-maker-educator-meetup/ The original idea was sparked during a conversation at the FabLearn conference in Stanford, California last October. I met two maker educator from the Flint Hill School, Joey Starnes @joeygstarnes and… Read more »

WIP 005: More Questions Than Answers

My son’s Peace and Love car entry into the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby. A maker rite of passage for scouting family in the US. (My daughter’s Girl Scout troop also participates in an annual derby.) Woodshop Cowboy published a blog post this week about the experience of making a Pinewood Derby car in the home makerspace…. Read more »