We are very excited to announce Maker Ed’s 5th cohort of Making Spaces Hubs! These 5 hubs—including 3 community makerspaces, a museum, and a university—are joining this 30-month professional learning and capacity-building program designed to develop local leadership around maker-centered learning and build a foundation to embed change in three core areas (pedagogy, community, and […]
Maker Ed chats with Bri James, Maker Ed’s Content and Communications Strategist and guest host on Learning in the Making: Stamps and Patterns.
This article is part of a series of interviews with our partner organizations in the Making Spaces program. Read more Hub Highlights here. Tell us a little bit about your organization and the learners that you serve! The spectrUM Discovery Area began as a mobile science tent in 2007 and has blossomed into a year-round […]
Patterns are all around us. Some are found in nature. Some are made by people. A pattern is a repeated decorative design. Patterns can tell stories and be used as a way of communicating. Since patterns repeat over and over again, it could be useful to have a tool that helps you easily recreate the same shape or image. That’s where stamps come in! A stamp is a tool that has an image on one end and a handle, or something to hold, on the other. The image on a stamp is not flat, but raised up. When you dip the image of the stamp into ink or paint and press it against a piece of paper, your image is transferred over. Patterns can be drawn out, but that would take a lot of time. Stamps give us a chance to play with making patterns.
The natural world is filled with vibrant color! Our very own environments hold many valuable tools for creation. Would you believe me if I told you that in today’s project you are going to make your very own paint? You can save money and the environment by learning how to make paint from food items […]
Learning in the Making: Live! invites guest hosts of color on as equal and valued partners and collaborators, so that they can tell their stories and showcase the amazing things they are making and doing! This is because youth of color deserve to see engineers, scientists, mathematicians, artists, creators, and makers of color! In this series, […]
2020 has been an unexpected year for most of us. We’ve been faced with new challenges, a lot of changes, and that comes with many different emotional responses. As the 2020 presidential election gets closer and the winter blues start to kick in, we’ll need some more self care tools, tips and tricks to get us through this winter.
Join us as we explore a variety of materials, learn more about emotional regulation, and make some tools that can help us in our times of need.
This article is part of a series of interviews with our partner organizations in the Making Spaces program. Read more Hub Highlights here. Tell us a little bit about your organization and the learners that you serve! Moonlighter FabLab is a 501(c)3 non-profit S.T.E.A.M. Learning Center and Fabrication Lab in Miami, Florida, dedicated to empowering […]
This article is part of a series of interviews with our partner organizations in the Making Spaces program — in this edition, we hear from the Innovation Center at Folsom Lake College. Read more Hub Highlights here. Tell us a little bit about your organization and the learners that you serve! The Innovation Center is […]
Hats, tiaras, and crowns, oh my! One way people across cultures have displayed their love for themselves and their culture is headgear! From the Indigenous peoples of the Americas to the ancient pharaohs of Egypt to the royals in England to football teams with their helmets, people have designed special pieces to be worn on their heads to communicate and celebrate who they are. What do you love about yourself? How can you share what you love about yourself with the world around you?