Education

Hands-on and project-based learning is making waves in the traditional education system for students and educators alike. Consider yourself a lifelong learner? Explore below for new ideas and information to discover!

Maker (Educator) Spotlight: Emily Burk

Maker (Educator) Spotlight: Emily Burk

Emily Burk brings “big learning” to life for students and colleagues in the high school makerspace she helped found in Anna, TX.

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What Drives Makerspaces On Campus

What Drives Makerspaces On Campus

Makerspaces are becoming a valuable feature of university and college campuses, providing students access to tools, expertise, and space for projects. Join us on Wednesday, September 22nd @ 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT as we talk to people who are working in these campus makerspaces and learn about how they are used and viewed by students, faculty, administration, and alumni.

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University Makerspaces 3: Collaborating with Faculty

University Makerspaces 3: Collaborating with Faculty

Collaboration is key, especially when it comes to faculty

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University Makerspaces 2: Support from Staff

University Makerspaces 2: Support from Staff

Expand your Audience Reach: Support from University Staff University staff members are vast and wide in their exposure to the student population. They are responsible for aiding students in their on-campus experience outside of the academic setting. Staff members may serve the students as club leaders, mentors, and advisors in addition to their day-to-day role. […]

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University Makerspaces 1: Generating Student Buy-in

University Makerspaces 1: Generating Student Buy-in

Part 1 of a series on growing and running university based makerspaces

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Fixing Broken Machines from the Amazon Return Bin

Fixing Broken Machines from the Amazon Return Bin

Debra Daun’s superpower is fixing broken machines, such as 3D printers. She runs the MakerLab at Joliet Junior College in Joliet, Illinois. She has figured out that she can get used and abused machines that have been returned to Amazon. She bids for them at auction and then repairs them or adds the odd parts to her boneyard. She’s been able to add more machines that she uses to teach students 3D printing in the makerspace. The more broken the machine, she says, the happier she is.

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Get Tickets Now For The Make: Education Forum

Get Tickets Now For The Make: Education Forum

The growth of makerspaces in education was interrupted by the shutdown of schools, libraries, and museums over the last year.  Now, as students return to in-person learning, there is an even greater need for maker educators who can provide hands-on making and project-based learning experiences. In addition, making is a practice that can be learned […]

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