Blog re-post: DreamYard Fashion Week Recap

October 15, 2012, by Steve Davee One of the many highlights of the Maker Ed Cafe at the World Maker Faire was Cyndey Gray’s Remix Fashion Workshop. The Education Cafe was positively hopping with energy, enthusiasm, and activity surrounding creative T-shirt modifications. Thanks to Cydney and all of the participants for such a fun and […]

HacKIDemia: Learning by playing and doing

  October 10, 2012, by Stefania Druga and Bobi Rakova How do you fire up kids about science and technology when the world is full of distractions? When everything is fighting for their attention, how can we make sure that we can give our kids the best starting point and inspire them to explore and […]

Maker Ed at the World Maker Faire: Highlights

October 4, 2012, by Steve Davee   The Maker Ed team is absolutely fired up about our experiences at the World Maker Faire this past weekend.   I’d like to share a few highlights of this wonderful event.  It’s certainly difficult to do it justice with words. Fortunately, pictures of children, parents and educators go a […]

Hive Learning Network NYC in the Young Makers Tent

September 27, 2012, By Lainie DeCoursy Under one tent, you can remix t-shirts, create your own podcasts, make paper circuits, break commercials, measure the air quality using your mobile device and meet a bunch of cool teen makers. Explore, create and share with Hive Learning Network NYC in the Young Makers Tent!   Hive Learning […]

Making the Future

September 26, 2012, by Mark Greenlaw   One year ago this month, at World Maker Faire 2011 at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI), Cognizant announced its Making the Future education initiative.   Making the Future seeks to inspire young learners to pursue science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) and the arts disciplines by creating fun, hands-on learning opportunities.  Cognizant was […]

Maker Ed at the World Maker Faire

September 24, 2012 by AnnMarie Thomas This is an exciting week for the Maker Education Initiative: we’re packing our bags and heading out to NYC for World Maker Faire! We’re particularly looking forward to the wide assortment of education and young maker focused events happening this weekend. Education Cafe The Maker Education Initiative is hosting […]

New Making/DIY Category in the CSAS National Directory

September 20, 2012, by AnnMarie Thomas We love seeing and hearing of the excitement families feel after attending a Maker Faire or participating in a making activity. Often, this enthusiasm is followed by the question: “Where can my kids do more of this?” Finding making opportunities in your own community can sometimes be a challenge. Thus, […]

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 […]