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Why Educators Love Maker Faire 2014 ( + their tips!)

Why Educators Love Maker Faire 2014 ( + their tips!)

Chad Ratliff shared with us this video (above, by Trevor Przyuski) of a professional development trip he and his colleagues took to Maker Faire 2013. Schools are back in session, and we’re getting ready to throw open the gates to Maker Faire, hands-down the best hands-on learning-palooza for teachers everywhere. And it’s nearly here! In […]

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MAKE Asks: Teachers that Inspire

MAKE Asks: Teachers that Inspire

MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.

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Steve Davee: Tinker Teacher

Steve Davee is a curious person who helps cultivate more curiosity in the students he works with. He’s a Science & Math Teacher and Technology/ Documentation Specialist for Opal School and The Center for Children’s Learning of the Portland Children’s Museum. He is the founder of CoLab, which provides tinkering camps and workshops in Portland, Oregon.

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Mitch Altman rocks!

Mitch Altman rocks!

I’m here at the MAKE magazine booth at Maker Faire Detroit, and across from us is the Learn to Solder area, run and manned by Mitch Altman and Jimmie Rodgers. Mitch has brought tears to my eyes with his passion and enthusiasm for teaching folks to solder. I’ve witnessed him patiently and joyfully teaching people […]

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Teaching sustainability with STEP

Teaching sustainability with STEP

Image from STEP Looking to teach sustainability in to the young’uns in your life? Try the Sustainability Technology Education Project, or STEP. There are 35 case studies on the STEP site, primarily aimed at key stage 4 students. These provide a range of examples of sustainable solutions to technology issues from around the world. Each […]

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NOVA teaches teachers

NOVA teaches teachers

Image from NOVA on PBS Looking for some great resources for your classroom? You may want to check out some of the fantastic tools provided by NOVA on PBS. You can check out their offerings by subject also. They have a weekly feature, which right now is showing Car of the Future. Activity Summary Student […]

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Quarter Schools concept in Melbourne

Quarter Schools concept in Melbourne

Image from VEIL VEIL, a design initiative in Victoria Australia, has an innovative proposal of reorganizing city schools. It does not appear that the plan has been implemented, but the description presents a positive view of their proposal to solve some of the educational and environmental problems facing school systems. Students from all quarters meet […]

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