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Maker Education

How are educators harnessing the energy of the maker movement to inspire student exploration across multiple subjects? Discover resources and share advice.

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  • Setting Up a Learning Hub to Innovate Instruction

    High school teachers can support engagement and innovation with STEAM and career-focused activities that tap into students’ curiosity.
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  • How Students Can Tell Their Story on the Class Bulletin Board

    Hallway bulletin boards are often created by teachers, but giving students more control nurtures their sense of belonging.
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  • Encouraging Students to Take Creative Risks With Technology

    Middle school students can reprogram toys at maker events to develop a sense of the importance of persistence and problem-solving.
    213
  • Using Open-Ended Materials to Spark Curiosity

    By designing learning experiences with a wide variety of loose parts, teachers make room for conversations—and relationships—to flourish.
    608
  • Learning Problem Solving and Growth Mindset in a Makerspace

    Makerspaces build students’ cognitive abilities while fostering independence, perseverance, and self-regulation.
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  • Makers Of The World: Engaging Kids Through Building and Design

    Emily Pilloton, Founder of Studio H, a design/build class at REALM Charter School and Girls Garage both in Berkeley, California, describes how she “knew there were things about architecture and design that could have a deep impact in the classroom.”
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  • Using Science to Bring Literature to Life

    Combining science and literature can help students engage more deeply with both subjects.
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  • A Makerspace Built by Elementary Students

    Third graders designed a makerspace for their school. Then they got their budget approved and built it.
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  • 5 Reasons Why Origami Improves Students' Skills

    Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, has applications in the modern-day classroom for teaching geometry, thinking skills, fractions, problem solving, and fun science.
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  • Designed for Engagement

    A school district uses monthly missions in its design studios to increase student and teacher engagement and foster self-directed learning.
    3.1k
  • Arts Integration: Resource Roundup

    All points of arts integration -- from benefits and implementation to linking the arts with core curriculum -- are covered in this roundup of useful Edutopia blog posts, articles, and videos.
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  • Designing a School Makerspace

    An approach to defining and designing the right space for your school.
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  • Using a Makerspace for English and Humanities Instruction

    Turning abstract concepts like symbolism and imagery into 3D representations develops deeper understanding and engagement.
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  • 5 Ways to Give Students a Makerspace Experience at Home

    Hands-on projects that use inexpensive materials and focus on multiple iterations help make learning fun.
    497
  • Climb Aboard: School Buses Reimagined

    Mobile greenhouses, art studios, and makerspaces are traveling to underserved kids across the nation—salvaging vulnerable school programs and leveling the playing field to access.
    2.2k

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