Beyond Rubrics Toolkit
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 […]
Cultivating a Repair Mindset Toolkit
The Repair Mindset Toolkit, which was developed and tested by educators, includes teaching and learning strategies, tactics, and classroom materials designed to develop students’ Repair Mindset. The toolkit presents new […]
The Maker Educator Assessment Rubric
This rubric is designed for educators to identify where they are within stages of development along four categories of pedagogy: Goals, Planning Activities & Lessons, Planning Learning Progressions, Facilitation, and […]
MakerEd’s Youth Makerspace Playbook
This comprehensive handbook for educators in any setting offers practical suggestions on finding spaces to make, outfitting spaces with tools and materials, exploring the possible educational approaches within spaces, and […]
Practical Guide to Open Portfolios
This guide distills some of the best practices for documentation and portfolio creation as a means of assessment in maker-centered learning environments
Design an Inclusive Play Space
This lesson plan involves learners in mathematical thinking about measurement and scaling, spatial reasoning, and the engineering mindset through 3D modeling with Tinkercad.
Hummingbird Computational Thinking (CT) Assessment Guide
This guide, which includes a glossary and a formative assessment tool, supports educators to understand and identify the computational thinking mindset.
The Framework for Maker-Centered Learning
This framework describes three interrelated capacities that help learners develop a sensitivity to design and a set of observable “moves” that educators can use to help design maker-centered learning experiences, […]
Incorporating Maker-Centered Learning at Van Ness
In this video, you will learn how Maker-centered learning is integrated throughout students’ work at Van Ness Elementary School.