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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.

  • Two brothers build a robot out of cardboard pieces

    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.
    Megan Jacobs
    402
  • Students work as a team to design and build a class project.

    Starting Small With Maker Education

    Schools don’t need a lot of money or a dedicated space to try maker education—a cart with some basic materials will suffice.
    323
  • Pont du Gard, an ancient Roman aqueduct bridge

    A Novel Approach to World Language Study

    To give students a deeper sense of the culture they study, a high school Latin teacher has them build a model of an aqueduct.
    246
  • Learning Problem Solving and Growth Mindset in a Makerspace

    Learning Problem Solving and Growth Mindset in a Makerspace

    Makerspaces build students’ cognitive abilities while fostering independence, perseverance, and self-regulation.
    9k
  • Makers Of The World: Engaging Kids Through Building and Design

    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.”
    6.7k
  • Two students laughing at a table while working on a science project.

    Using Science to Bring Literature to Life

    Combining science and literature can help students engage more deeply with both subjects.
    4.2k
  • Students making a prototype for a penguin nesting box as part of a maker project

    Designed for Engagement

    A school district uses monthly missions in its design studios to increase student and teacher engagement and foster self-directed learning.
    3k
  • The Lego makerspace discussed by the author

    A Makerspace Built by Elementary Students

    Third graders designed a makerspace for their school. Then they got their budget approved and built it.
    3.6k
  • Illo of an origami hummingbird

    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.
    5.9k
  • Designing a School Makerspace

    An approach to defining and designing the right space for your school.
    7.2k
  • A photo collage of a school makerspace

    Using a Makerspace for English and Humanities Instruction

    Turning abstract concepts like symbolism and imagery into 3D representations develops deeper understanding and engagement.
    1.7k
  • 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.
    3.7k
  • Girl working at a plywood table covered with materials

    Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch

    Successfully launching a school makerspace includes community buy-in, generating a student buzz, finding cheap or free resources, and building maker activities into the curriculum.
    4.4k
  • An illustration of five students flying through the sky like superheroes, holding paint brushes, science molecules, a planet, panels, and a rocket.

    9 Ways to Inspire Student Inventors

    A collection of ideas to consider as you work to fuel your students’ curiosity.
    2.5k
  • An exterior shot of a blue-painted bus with clouds and a solar panel roof. It's parked on dirt overlooking hills.

    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.
    2.1k

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