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, […]

World Maker Faire Preview – Bootstrapping a Makerspace

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Here at Maker Ed we’ve been excitedly preparing for World Maker Faire, which takes place on Oct. 1-2 at the New York Hall of Science. We’re organizing some amazing presentations and hope to see many of you there. Jackie Gerstein will be participating in Maker Ed’s “Meet the Maker Educators: Inspirational Stories from the Cutting Edge” talk on […]

Junk to Genius: An Interview with Donna Sangwin of Recreate

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Donna Sangwin, founder and director of ReCreate, speaks to Maker Ed program coordinator Justin about trash, tech, reuse, and education. ReCreate is a creative reuse non-profit based in Roseville, CA and has been committed to reducing waste “through art, education, and imagination” since 2009, offering a full menu of maker education programming, both in partnership […]

Maker Corps 2016 at Digital Harbor Foundation

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Maker Ed is so excited to welcome Digital Harbor Foundation as a Maker Corps Partner Site in 2016. For the fourth year of Maker Corps, Maker Ed will collaborate with more than forty organizations across the globe 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 2016 at MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

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Maker Ed is so excited to welcome MAKESHOP at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh as a Maker Corps Partner Site in 2016. For the fourth year of Maker Corps, Maker Ed will collaborate with more than forty organizations across the globe to host Maker Corps Members throughout the summer to bring maker activities and approaches to the communities that […]

Maker Corps 2016 at The Bubbler at Madison Public Library

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Bubbler Idea Wall: Crowdsourcing our next big project! Maker Ed is so excited to welcome The Bubbler at Madison Public Library as a Maker Corps Partner Site in 2016. For the fourth year of Maker Corps, Maker Ed will collaborate with more than forty organizations across the globe to host Maker Corps Members throughout the summer to bring maker activities […]

Maker Ed Launches New Youth Makerspace Resources

PRESS RELEASE Maker Ed Launches New Youth Makerspace Resources New resources include a Youth Makerspace Playbook and a Spaces and Places category on Maker Ed’s Resource Library Oakland, CA: September, 2015 Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) is launching a series of new resources to provide context and support for those looking to create and sustain […]

Open Portfolios: Full Research Brief Series

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Maker Ed, in conjunction with Indiana University’s Creativity Labs and the National Working Group, along with the generous, unwavering support of the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, is thrilled to officially release the full Open Portfolio Project Research Brief Series. Since this stage of work began in October 2013, the research, visits, and discussions have uncovered […]