Maker Corps Host Sites in Miami, FL

A hot Maker Ed coalition is coming to Miami! Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science, MIAMade at The LAB Miami, and REM Learning Center’s Play Make Share Program are proud to be teaming up with Maker Education Initiative to kickstart Maker Education in Miami-Dade County Florida. As hosts of the Maker Corps Summer […]

Making MAKING Journals

By Jessica Gray Schipp, Maker AmeriCorps VISTA at the Lighthouse Community Charter School Creativity Lab Journal, sketchbook, notebook, blog, book, diary, scrapbook, daybook, log — no matter what you call these information collectors, they all do the same sort of something. They provide a way to document our experiences. They can be shared or private, written or […]

Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland, CA

by Aaron Vanderwerff The Lighthouse Creativity Lab: Call for Makers  The Lighthouse Creativity Lab is excited to be able to host two Maker Corps Members as we embark on our first summer making program.  We believe that it is important to bring making into the lives of our students because they develop creative confidence, a broader […]

Maker Corps at Mamaroneck Union Free School District

by Margaret Kaufer Hommocks Middle School Co-Op Camp & Maker Corps: FROM STEM to STEAM The Mamaroneck Union Free School District is in its second year as a Maker Corps host site.  In 2014, our program is one of only four Maker Corps host sites that serve youth through a public school summer program.  This summer, […]

A Teacher’s Reflections on Maker Corps and Maker Faire Detroit

By Mary Foulke, Maker Corp Member, The Henry Ford   “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right”   This famous quote, from Henry Ford, kept running through my mind this past weekend at Maker Faire Detroit.  In fact, it has continued to run through my mind as I […]

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 […]

Meet Andrew Carle- Maker Teacher

Andrew Carle is a technology educator at Flint Hill School in Northern Virginia, where he teaches a Maker elective for middle school students. He blogs about maker culture, teaching craft, and pinball at Maker Ed is dedicated to profiling a wide variety of people providing making experiences for childen.  If you would like ot […]

Maker Teacher: Casey Shea

The Maker Ed team had the great privilege of visiting last week with Math Teacher Casey Shea at Analy High School in Sebastopol California as he was preparing his Makerspace for the school year. We asked him to tell us about the makerspace and share his goals for his class. Thanks Casey!   Maker Ed […]

Hello, and welcome!

An introduction and an Invitation August 22, 2012, by Steve Davee It’s a privilege and a thrill to be announcing my role on the Maker Education Initiative (Maker Ed) team as the Blog and Video Coordinator.  I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and invite your ideas and suggestions for what you’d like […]