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Funding School Makerspaces

Your Makerspace may not need much of a budget to operate, if you have a space you can use for free, tools to borrow, and materials found or donated. For some Makerspaces, the ones with lots of parental involvement, many of the projects are self-funded….

Safety in School Makerspaces

As part of our Back-to-School series, we are sharing chapters and excerpts from the Makerspace Playbook: School Edition. Today, Chapter 4, Safety. No matter how you equip your school Makerspace, it’s likely that if you are doing anything interesting …

Arduino in Math Class

Precalculus is a class that has many opportunities for creative teaching. Since we are a smaller school, there isn’t enough interest in computer science to justify a full class so I try to embed some of these skills into my math classes to help studen…

Young Makers Define Classroom Learning

Young makers define classroom learning through their curiosity and zeal for active learning.Read more on MAKE

Maria Carrillo Maker Camp

What’s better than kids making? Kids AND teachers making!

In late July and early August, three teachers at Maria Carillo High School in Santa Rosa, Calif. held a three-week Maker Camp for a small group of its high-schoolers on campus. Margie Bradylong…