Empowering Young People to Shape their Worlds through Maker-Centered Learning

Core Maker Capacities

Edward P. Clapp, our guest author and a presenter at Maker Faire New York this weekend, is a principal investigator at Project Zero where he is a co-director of the Agency by Design initiative, an investigation of the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning. The Agency by Design Framework for maker-centered learning is outlined in the recent […]

Kate Murray’s Makerspace Road Trip Highlights an International Community of Maker Educators


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, […]

Guest Post: Makerspace College Admissions Essay


This guest post is a college admissions essay written by Will Pearson, a student completing his senior year at Friends’ Central School in Philadelphia, PA. The graphic images below were also created by Will. Makerspace College Admissions Essay For me, the best way to learn is by teaching myself, a fact I discovered in my […]

Guest Post: Taking the Time for Making

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  This guest post was written by Courtney Sears, a second grade teacher at Ephesus Road Elementary School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and a North Carolina Teacher Voice Fellow with Hope Street Group. You can follow her on Twitter @CourtSears1. Taking the Time for Making Four year olds like to paint. For some students, […]