Maker Corps 2015 at MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

makeshop4

Maker Ed is thrilled to welcome back MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh as a Maker Corps Host Site in 2015. For the third year of Maker Corps, Maker Ed will collaborate with more than forty organizations to host Maker Corps Members throughout the summer to bring maker activities and approaches to the communities that they serve. Below […]

Maker Corps 2015 at French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts

IMG_8761

 Maker Ed is excited to welcome French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts as a Maker Corps Host Site in 2015. For the third year of Maker Corps, Maker Ed will collaborate with more than forty organizations to host Maker Corps Members throughout the summer to bring maker activities and approaches to the communities that they serve. Below is […]

Maker Corps 2015 at Albemarle County Public Schools

img_3058

Maker Ed is excited to welcome back Albemarle County Public Schools as a Maker Corps Host Site in 2015. For the third year of Maker Corps, Maker Ed will collaborate with more than forty organizations to host Maker Corps Members throughout the summer to bring maker activities and approaches to the communities that they serve. Below is […]

Maker Corps 2015 at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate

TCMU 1

Maker Ed is excited to welcome The Children’s Museum of the Upstate as a Maker Corps Host Site in 2015. For the third year of Maker Corps, Maker Ed will collaborate with more than forty organizations to host Maker Corps Members throughout the summer to bring maker activities and approaches to the communities that they serve. Below is a […]

Maker Corps 2015 at Mamaroneck Union Free School District

3 leaders and 3 students final

Maker Ed is thrilled to welcome back Mamaroneck Union Free School District as a Maker Corps Host Site in 2015. For the third year of Maker Corps, Maker Ed will collaborate with more than forty organizations to host Maker Corps Members throughout the summer to bring maker activities and approaches to the communities that they serve. Below […]

Open Portfolios: Survey of Makerspaces, Part II

RB7 thumbnail_with title

Maker Ed’s Open Portfolio Project‘s maker site survey was intended to gain a better understanding of the landscape of maker programs and makerspaces, specifically around their portfolio practices and goals. Our sixth research brief, Survey of Makerspaces, Part I, provides an overview of the surveyed educational spaces, including information on whom they serve and their maker programming. Our seventh and newest research […]

Young Makers 2015: Welcome our Regional Coordinators!

YM 2014_MFBA1

The Young Makers program is off to a new and exciting start this 2015 season! In the Bay Area, we have partnered with three fantastic organizations and key staff members within each organization to help reach more Young Makers, coordinate cohesive and exciting regional gatherings throughout the season, and bring together new and veteran communities, […]

Announcing Maker Corps 2015 Host Sites

mchs2015

We are thrilled to announce our Maker Corps Host Sites for 2015! For the third year of Maker Corps, Maker Ed will collaborate with more than forty organizations to host Maker Corps Members throughout the summer to bring maker activities and approaches to the communities that they serve. (Our interactive map may be found here). […]

Open Portfolios: Survey of Makerspaces, Part I

RB6 thumbnail_with title

As part of Maker Ed’s Open Portfolio Project, a maker site survey was developed to better understand how makerspaces — or any type of organization with youth-oriented maker programming, whether or not they identified themselves as “makerspaces” — are thinking about portfolios. In particular, we were seeking to uncover existing documentation and portfolios practices, as well […]

FabLab at Castlemont High

Castelmont FabLab Opening 1.21.1510

Reusing comes in all shapes and forms. Cardboard boxes can become robot bodies, mason jars make great candle holders, and sometimes, old ROTC shooting ranges can become aquaponics gardens, if you have the right imagination. The new FabLab at Castlemont High School in Eastmont, Oakland is now open! I got a chance to attend their Open […]