Are you looking for ways to revive, restore, and reset as you move into summer? Join Maker Ed and Agency by Design Oakland in this day-long, in-person workshop where we will create a space for educators to come together, practice individual and collective healing practices through making, and center community, care, and connection. We will […]
What is math anxiety?
Math anxiety is realized when engaging with math causes a mental shut down. It can show up as panic, stress, anger, the inability to talk about math from a fear of being wrong, negative associations, or a brain freeze, among others. Learn more from our resident Math Champion, Dora!
We are writing with broken hearts after eight individuals, six of whom were Asian women, were slain after another devastating event of white supremacy and white male rage in Atlanta on Tuesday. Anti-Asian hate and misogyny are rife in America, around the world, and in our own Bay Area community. While incidences of hate and […]
Happy New Year! Remember last year how we made a bunch of plans and 2020 was like “I do not care about one plan you have!”? Yeah, well, us too, but we’re brining POSITIVE VIBES into 2021 and trying to start the year off strong. 💪 Here’s a few fun *FREE* downloads that double as […]
Lee, V.R., Lewis, W., Searle, K.A.,Recker, M., Hansen, J., & Phillips, A.L. (2017, June). Supporting Interactive Youth Maker Programs in Public and School Libraries: Design Hypotheses and First Implementations. In P. Blikstein & D. Abrahamson (Eds.), Proceedings of International Conference on Interaction Design for Children, (pp.310-315). New York, NY: ACM. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3078072.3079741 and http://delivery.acm.org/10.1145/3080000/3079741/p310-lee.pdf?ip=126.96.36.199&id=3079741&acc=OPENTOC&key=4D4702B0C3E38B35%2E4D4702B0C3E38B35%2E4D4702B0C3E38B35%2E8AF5215FEFE1B25A&__acm__=1576189486_4ef370949f5445b928a7ca90829791c3 Abstract […]
Peppler, K., Halverson, E., & Kafai, Y. B. (2016). Makeology: Makers as Learners (Volume 2). New York, NY: Routledge. Book available for purchase. Introduction from book Makeology introduces the emerging landscape of the Maker Movement and its connection to interest-driven learning. While the movement is fueled in part by new tools, technologies, and online communities available to […]
Indiana University’s Creativity Labs and Maker Ed (2018). Open Portfolio Project. Available at makered.org/opp Summary The Open Portfolio Project (OPP) aims to develop a common framework for documenting, sharing, and assessing learning through portfolios. Open portfolios are openly networked, decentralized, and distributed systems of documentation, curation, and reflection, which can showcase a learner’s abilities, interests, […]
MIT Playful Journey Lab and Maker Ed (2019). Beyond Rubrics: Moving towards embedded assessment in maker education. Available at https://makered.org/beyondrubrics/ Summary: While there are many benefits of making and makerspaces, one of the greatest challenges of implementing making in K–12 schools is the question of how to assess collaborative, cross-disciplinary, and iterative making practices and […]
Santo, R., Ahn, J. and Sarmiento, J. (2019). Reclaiming Digital Futures: Lessons to Help Youth Thrive Through Informal Learning with Technology. University of California-Irvine, Irvine, CA. Available at https://digitallearningpractices.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Reclaming_Digitial_Futures_Lessons_to_Help_Youth_Thrive_Through_Informal_Learning_with_Technology.pdf Overview from report Narratives about digital technology and why it matters for youth, their education, professional trajectories, and envisioned futures are everywhere. Most often these narratives […]
Spotlight on Maker Education. (2017). Education Week. Available at https://www.edweek.org/ew/marketplace/products/spotlight-on-maker-education.html Summary The Spotlight on Maker Education article is a collection of Education Week articles packaged together, with an editor’s note: As the ‘Maker’ movement goes mainstream, educators are giving new meaning to hands-on learning. In this Spotlight, learn how schools are embracing student-driven learning, ensuring equity in […]