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How Middle Schoolers Reinvented the First Text Message System

How Middle Schoolers Reinvented the First Text Message System

Looking at historical inventions is a way for students to interact with technology and understand it.

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Sweat, Hugs, and VR at the ITP Spring Show

Sweat, Hugs, and VR at the ITP Spring Show

The 2015 Spring Show for New York’s Tisch ITP graduate program showcases a wide range of interactive projects. Here are a handful that would look right at home at Maker Faire.

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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 has the power to transform education and develop the potential of every child to create and innovate. Getting making into schools can be difficult so we’re particularly happy to applaud the efforts of pioneering educators who are leading the way. It’s important that these pioneers realize that they’re not alone.

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Maker Faire Education Day and Educators’ Meetup

Maker Faire Education Day and Educators’ Meetup

We have two terrific education events happening the Thursday before Maker Faire, May 17th.

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FTCquel: Mark Edelman (video)

Mark Edelman from NorCalFTC shows the competition area for a yearly teen program in robotics. At Maker Faire Bay Area 2011, student teams used their engineering and technology skills to pit their creations against one another in the final tech challenge.

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LasercutChristmas classroom project in development

LasercutChristmas classroom project in development

The original idea came from the work of several of my students in the Fashioning Tech class. Sam and Brooke were cutting images that they found online, and saw that the heavy black lines made image contours, which cut as a continuous line. What they saw as a horrible mistake, I thought looked really neat, and suggested they carefully glue the image outline to a backing sheet. They were hand cutting the background sheet, but it looks much more polished if they use the laser to cut the outline shape on the laser

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World Maker Faire NY: DIYbio on the BioBus interview

World Maker Faire NY: DIYbio on the BioBus interview

World Maker Faire NY is taking place on September 25 and 26 at the New York Hall of Science in Queens. We’re really excited to be hosting our first-ever large-scale East Coast Faire and as part of the countdown, we’re showcasing some of the amazing makers who will be present. Today, we chat with Dr. […]

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