Dive Into the Maker Movement: Accompany an educator on a visit to the fab lab at New York City’s Marymount School to learn more about how the maker movement is making its way into schools. (Edutopia, 2013)
Trees of Knowledge: Learn how one teacher creates learning landscapes with materials, tools, and projects to enable curiosity to take root and knowledge to grow. (Edutopia, 2014)
Middle School Maker Journey: Top 20 Technologies and Tools: Examine a list of 20 great tools that can help facilitate great projects and experiences in your makerspace. This post is fifth in a series describing one middle school educator’s year-long journey with making -- read all the other posts to learn more about his journey. (Edutopia, 2015)
What's Next for Maker Education: Find information, resources, and professional-development opportunities in this online guide, including Edsurge's recent coverage on funding and building a makerspace, creating more equitable maker communities, expert tips, Maker Faire, and more. An earlier guide on "How to Build a Maker Community" is also worth a view. (Edsurge, 2016)
School Makerspaces: Building the Buzz: Make sure to build some excitement around your new makerspace by considering some of these tips for engaging students, supporting colleagues, and innovatively using the space. (Edutopia, 2015)
Maker Faire Classroom Pack Activities: Download five different maker classroom activities -- including step-by-step instructions -- for projects like sculpted circuits, scribble machines, and paper circuits. (Makezine)
The New Face of STEAM: See how one school implements culturally responsive instruction in their STEAM Lab, a space that is part makerspace, part artists' studio, and part fabrication laboratory. (Edutopia, 2016)
Makerspaces for Students With Special Needs: Discover how students with special needs and neurological differences can benefit from the hands-on process, experimental nature, and visible results of maker education. (Edutopia, 2014)
Edutopia's flagship series highlights practices and case studies from K-12 schools and districts that are improving the way students learn. Below, dive into real-world examples of maker education in practice.
At Albemarle County Public Schools, maker education fosters student autonomy, ignites student interest, and empowers students to embrace their own learning.
A Student Maker and the Birth of a Startup: Read one student’s account of how he responded to a summer maker challenge and ended up demonstrating his sports training product prototype at a White House tech innovation fair.