Lawrence Hall of Science’s Open Make: deBUG coming up!

The Lawrence Hall of Science hosts an exciting public event, Open Make: deBUG, this upcoming Saturday, April 19, 2014 from 10am to 3pm. The “deBUG” theme connects to makers and activities who are inspired by insects, as well as work related to problem-solving, tinkering, and fixing! Our Young Makers will also be a critical part […]

See SAM Grow: Saturdays at the Sanger SAM Academy

  by Janet Miller and Victoria Cortez SAM’s doors opened in late September and her VISTAs, Janet and Victoria, arrived on November 25, 2013. While walls were still being painted, the show went on for “OSOT,” one of the thousand or so acronyms the VISTAs are still learning but “out-of-school-time” is what SAM is all […]

#40Forward: Maker Ed’s female-focused efforts for 2014

At Maker Ed, we believe that every child is a maker. We aim to celebrate the inclusivity of making, and this month in particular, we are highlighting our work with female makers, supported by a boost from Google for Entrepreneurs’ #40Forward campaign. Encouraging more women and girls to participate in the maker movement is part of […]

#40Forward: Maker Ed rethinks women in making with Google for Entrepreneurs

Maker Ed is thrilled to announce that we are a part of the Google for Entrepreneurs #40Forward challenge. We are one of forty startup communities taking new approaches to increase the representation of women in our community by 25% in 2014. Through its core programs, Maker Ed will be working with organizations and educators, particularly female […]

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 drawn, […]

Introduction to Stephanie Chang

Hi everyone! I’m Stephanie Chang, and I have the honor of being Maker Ed’s Director of Youth Engagement. I also have a confession to make: I am 4-5 months late writing this introduction because I got caught up in everything wonderful happening at Maker Ed, and like any project – whether a wooden desk, a […]

Make-To-Learn Symposium, and an opportunity for Young Makers

By AnnMarie Thomas   Earlier this month, the Maker Education Initiative was a proud partner in the Make-to-Learn symposium, part of the Make-to-Learn thematic initiative of the Digital Media and Learning Hub at the University of California, Irvine and supported by the MacArthur Foundation. It was a wonderful day aimed at educators, researchers, and makers […]