New Jersey Makers Day: Celebrating Maker Culture Statewide

About the Author: Kate Jaggers is Supervising Librarian of the User Services Department at Piscataway Public Library in Piscataway, NJ, and Secretary of the New Jersey Makers Day Board. In addition to overall organization, Kate’s primary role on the NJMD Board is to encourage everyone’s big ideas while also keeping them grounded in reality. Find […]

Introducing our Making Spaces Schools

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We have been hard at work getting our Making Spaces program up and running and are excited to announce the 7 schools that will be participating as part of the Maker Ed Hub in this nation-wide program. Boze Elementary School – Tacoma WA Harding Senior High School – St. Paul, MN Kailua Elementary School – […]

Creating a Culture of Growth in Your Makerspace

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About the author: Meredith Rice is the innovation specialist at Sunset Ridge District 29 in Northfield, Il. Besides managing the district’s makerspaces, she also provides technology coaching and professional development to teachers. Meredith is a Google Certified Trainer and an Apple Teacher with the Swift Playgrounds endorsement. Follow her on Twitter @FrauMRice or @SRSMakerspace. What […]

Black History Month: Making, Movement, & Community Connection

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February is Black History Month and a fitting, prime time for tying in classroom content while calling out the crucial contributions of diverse voices and visions in making. So many African American inventors, scholars, artists, writers, leaders, doers, makers—all those known to us and commonly referenced during this month, and all those unseen, unheard, unspoken […]

Maker Moments: February 2017

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Making MAKING Happen Through Maker VISTA  Our Maker VISTA program focuses on overcoming poverty through maker education. Maker VISTA members serve at partner sites around the country to impact organizations and the wider community through partnership development, volunteer recruitment, community building, resource creation, educator training, and much more. Bethune Middle School At Bethune in Los Angeles, […]

Meet Keyana Stevens, our Communications Manager

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Although this is an introductory blog post, I’ve actually been at Maker Ed for 6 months now, working behind-the-scenes running our blog, social media accounts, and other communications needs. I’ve been so busy getting involved that I haven’t had the time to sit down and write this until now!  I grew up in a family of […]

Makerspace Road Trip Underlines Common Questions Uniting the Maker Educator Community

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About the author: In 2016, Kate Murray stepped away from her position as lead maker educator at Space 8, an educational makerspace designed for 8- to 12-year-olds, to embark on a motorcycle journey from Alaska to Antartica. Maker Ed has been keeping up with Kate throughout her trip as she connects with maker educators and makerspaces around the world, […]