Education

The latest in educational news and research about project-based learning and how to make more makers.

Minoring in the Majors: A Crash Course in Making

Minoring in the Majors: A Crash Course in Making

Have you ever thought about how makers measure their success? Obviously, making a successful project is a pretty good sign. But, what about the times where a project doesn’t work like you envision? I’m talking about when the making process of brainstorming, prototyping, and creating results in, well, nothing. A flop. A failure. A pile […]

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Making Is So Elementary

Making Is So Elementary

“The Kids Are Like Me.” Until she got to college, Julie Darling didn’t realize that sitting and listening to teachers wasn’t how she learned best. She didn’t like sitting still. She had to keep her hands moving, if not her body. When she became an educator, she realized that the kids that she was looking […]

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Cultivating A Repair Mindset

Cultivating A Repair Mindset

Use this educational repair toolkit to guide young learners to resourcefulness and student agency

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Bill Gurstelle on Make:cast

Maker’s Knowledge

Maker’s knowledge is the unique understanding of a thing by the person who made it. Author and Make: contributor Bill Gurstelle talks about his books, his favorite projects and his ongoing study of the history of science and technology, where the concept of Maker’s Knowledge has been developed. It is knowledge only available to the […]

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Leveraging Biology to Make Things

Leveraging Biology to Make Things

Authors of “Zero to Genetic Engineering Hero”, Julie Legault and Dr. Justin Pahara talk about making genetic engineering part of the maker’s toolset.

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