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Scrappy Circuits

Hack dollar-store tea lights to make affordable electronics modules for learning.
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The Way We Talk About Education Today Reflects Growth of the Maker Mindset

Even if educators aren’t directly referring to the “Maker Mindset” the buzzwords used in schools these days reflect its influence in education.
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Sphero Releases SPRK Edition Educational Robot

Sphero’s new generation of remote controlled robotic ball is called the Sphero SPRK Edition, and is geared towards child robotics education.
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6 Inexpensive Materials, Dozens of Ideas

These posts first appeared in Education Community newsletters leading up to Maker Faire Bay Area 2014. Where are the ideas? Click on any blue word to explore. Make with: Paper Paper is so readily available and versatile, making it the perfect materi…

3D Printing Brings Schooling Home

There are two means of incorporating 3D printing into a homeschool plan. One, of course, is by getting a 3D printer for your home. (More on that later.) A simpler means is through a veritable wealth of amazing pre-made models to be found by the clever …

Finding Starter Projects: Free Software for Making

Learners and teachers have so many free options at their fingertips, we find that fewer are buying the higher-priced software. Just like with all kinds of making, with software these days you can do a lot with a little. Years ago, the costs of new soft…

Live from New York: The Day Before World Maker Faire

In this special edition of Maker Camp, we’ll be coming to you LIVE from New York, one day before we open the doors to the Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth! We invite classrooms, kids, teens, families… anyone to join us for this 30-minut…

Top Tech Devices to Enhance the Classroom

Any tools that enhance the classroom learning experience should be embraced – whether those tools are tried and tested or brand-new. One such tool is digital technology, which provides a unique opportunity to improve overall learning outcomes by maki…

Why Educators Love Maker Faire 2013

Teachers love Maker Faire because they see how much it means to engage their students as makers. For Teacher Appreciation Week, we want to salute educators who bring the Maker movement to kids in schools and in after-school programs. We believe making …