Maker Corps 2015 at Mamaroneck Union Free School District

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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 […]

FabLab at Castlemont High

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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 […]

Open Portfolios: Ravenswood Makerspaces District-Wide

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This is the seventh in a series of blog posts about Maker Ed’s Open Portfolio Project work during the summer and fall 2014. These posts are also written in conjunction with the Research Briefs being released throughout 2014 and into 2015. The Ravenswood City School District, just north of Silicon Valley, serves a predominantly Hispanic population in East Palo Alto and surrounding […]

Open Portfolios: School-wide portfolios at Monticello High School

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This is the sixth in a series of blog posts about Maker Ed’s Open Portfolio Project work during the summer and fall 2014. These posts are also written in conjunction with the Research Briefs being released throughout the fall and winter of 2014. Nestled into the rolling hills of Charlottesville, VA, Monticello High School is a large, public, comprehensive high school […]

Open Portfolios: Embracing Making in K-12 at Lighthouse Community Charter School

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This is the fifth in a series of blog posts about Maker Ed’s Open Portfolio Project work during the summer and fall 2014. These posts are also written in conjunction with the Research Briefs being released throughout the fall and winter of 2014. An innovative K-12 public charter school located close to the airport in Oakland, CA, Lighthouse Community Charter School […]

Announcing Maker Corps 2015: Join us for Info Sessions in Early December

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We’re excited to announce the 2015 Maker Corps program! Be a host site! For 2015, like in years past, Maker Ed will collaborate with host sites to outreach, train, and support Maker Corps Members, who, as summer staff at host sites, will bring maker activities and approaches to summer programming for a variety of youth and […]

Open Portfolios: Marymount’s Fab Lab

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This is the third in a series of blog posts about Maker Ed’s Open Portfolio Project work during the summer and fall 2014. These posts are also written in conjunction with the Research Briefs being released throughout the fall and winter of 2014. By Anna Keune The Marymount Fab Lab, one of four highly equipped makerspaces at Marymount School of New […]

Maker Ed Launches Campaign To Create and Expand Nationwide Network of Youth-Oriented Makerspaces

PRESS RELEASE Maker Ed Launches Campaign To Create and Expand Nationwide Network of Youth-Oriented Makerspaces Partners with Autodesk, Cognizant, FIRST, Intel, Maker Media, and US2020 to Support Access to Nearby Makerspaces for Every Child in America Oakland, CA, June 18, 2014: Announced at this week’s White House Maker Faire, the Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) launches […]