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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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The Biggest Makerspace in a Town of 10,000 or Less

The Biggest Makerspace in a Town of 10,000 or Less

FabLab ICC is located at Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas. It’s a small town of less than 10,000 people in southeast Kansas. Yet for a town of that size, FabLab ICC with 15,000 sq.ft. of space is large. Jim Correll is the Director of FabLab ICC and Tim Haynes is the Manager. They are […]

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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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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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Future of Fab Lab Tulsa

Making and Thinking Big in Tulsa

With Nathan Pritchett of Fab Lab Tulsa In episode #22 of Make:cast, I learn about the new building for Fab Lab Tulsa from its Executive Director, Nathan Pritchett. The new building is under development and scheduled to open in 2022. The project had started well before COVID-19 but has stayed on track even during the […]

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