How are educators harnessing the energy of the maker movement to inspire student exploration across multiple subjects? Discover resources and share advice.
- Makerspaces build students’ cognitive abilities while fostering independence, perseverance, and self-regulation.
- In freshman biology, lab work and design thinking come together through maker education.
- Makerspaces can energize students as problem solvers, and they should be accessible to students with physical disabilities.
- 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.”
- A school district uses monthly missions in its design studios to increase student and teacher engagement and foster self-directed learning.
- Third graders designed a makerspace for their school. Then they got their budget approved and built it.
- 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.
- Jennifer Cooper, designer, maker and gardening teacher, presents a practical approach to defining and designing the right makerspace for your school.
- Combining science and literature can help students engage more deeply with both subjects.
- 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.
- 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.
- A look at how maker education is assessed—and how assessment is evolving to measure more than just content.
- A collection of ideas to consider as you work to fuel your students’ curiosity.
- 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.
- Follow the process as psychology and architecture classes join forces to design and build furniture for their high school's new learning spaces.