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Design Thinking for Educators
This site provides videos and a downloadable toolkit to help educators learn more about design thinking.
edutopia: 9 Ways to Inspire Student Inventors
The author of this article (Vicki Davis) offers ideas about how to encourage student inventors as we nurture other student passions, interests, and strengths.
edutopia: Maker Education
Find videos and articles about how educators are harnessing the energy of Maker Education to inspire student exploration across multiple subjects.
Framing and Frontloading Maker Activities
Jackie Gerstein explains frontloading and the benefits of using this approach when doing makerspace activities.
Hacking Poetry with Makey Makey
Poetry and Makey Makey? Yes, they can go together. Scroll down the blog page for resources and discussion about how educators can use Scratch and Makey Makey for teaching poetry.
This article, written by Jay Silver, the inventor of the Makey Makey, describes "invention literacy", "creative confidence" and provides great advice for inspiring all youth to make, create and invent.
Makerspace for Education
This is a learning space made by educators for educators; it has been reviewed by teachers and educators who are involved in Makerspaces. Get practical tips for creating Makerspaces as well as an understanding of the benefits for students.
Makerspace in the Classroom
How can a makerspace inspire students? This article looks at two ways that a makerspace can be integrated into your school: either as part of the existing classroom environment or as a separate entity.
Make To Learn
These kits enable students to design and reconstruct working models of inventions like the telephone, telegraph, and electric motors.
Why Making and the Arts Need Each Other to Survive and Thrive in Schools
This article from August 2016 discusses how the maker movement, combined with school art programs can "invigorate school climate, engage all learners, and save art programming from the risk of being cut."
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