DIY Girls in Los Angeles, CA

by Luz Rivas, Founder and Executive Director DIY Girls: Making, Playing and Exploring DIY Girls’ mission is to increase girls’ interest in technology, engineering and making through innovative educational experiences. DIY Girls develops and implements educational programs designed to promote girls’ early engagement and exploration with technology, encourage self-confidence and support aspiration to technical careers. […]

The Wonders of Cardboard & Caine’s Arcade Global Cardboard Challenge!

      Opal School Preschool students building and playing with cardboard: Photos by Steve Davee. Caine’s Photo by Nirvan Mullick September 19, 2012, by Steve Davee The power of Cardboard Here at Maker Ed, we love cardboard. Personally, some of my earliest and fondest childhood memories of making involve creating cardboard box forts, robot […]

‘Making It’ in New York City Classrooms

Over the next two weeks we will be sharing posts related to presentations and workshops that will be happening at the World Maker Faire  in NYC on September 29 and 30. “Making it in NYC Schools” will be presented in the Young Makers tent at 2:30 pm on Saturday 9/29/12. Ben and his colleagues will […]

Education Highlights at the Portland, Oregon Mini Maker Faire

September 18,2012, by Steve Davee This past weekend, the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI) hosted Portland’s first Mini Maker Faire.  I was fortunate to participate as a Maker, and to be able to observe and document some of the excitement surrounding an impressive variety of educational experiences. To explore the Faire, I hopped […]

Ace Monster Toys Presents: Hacker Scouts

Ace Monster Toys is a Hackerspace in the East San Francisco Bay Area dedicated to education, hacking, and maker culture. They are membership based group with regular free open-to-the-public classes and events.  The Maker Ed blog is a place where we hope to highlight maker education work, in both formal and informal situations.  If you […]

PDX Young Makers

September 10, 2012, By Marie Bjerede In West Linn, Oregon, a group of kids and parents have established a Young Maker’s club that focuses on high-tech/low-tech Making such as e-textiles and soft circuits.  In practice, what that means is moms and daughters (in our group the girls were 8-12 years old) sewing together, but with […]

MAKESHOP at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh

The Maker Ed blog is a place where we hope to highlight maker education work, in both formal and informal situations.  If you know of a program, place or person we should profile, or have post, please email   September 05, 2012, by Lisa Brahms   MAKESHOP is a rich and supportive informal learning environment for children […]