maker

Documenting, connecting big ideas, and sharing - what makes "making" work

Institution

by Sylvia Martinez -

The 2014/2015 FabLearn Fellows cohort is a diverse group of 18 educators and makers. They represent eight states and five countries, and work with a wide range of ages at schools, museums, universities and non-profits. Throughout the course of the year, they will develop curriculum and resources, as well as contribute to current research projects. Their blogs represent their diverse experience and interests in creating better educational oportunities for all.

February 2015 blog highlights:

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"Making" in California K-12 Education

Fellow

by David Malpica -

A brief state of affairs

In schools, “maker” education has been typically known for many years as hands-on project based learning (PBL). While “maker” education continues to deepen its roots in small pockets of the nation’s private education, the introduction and implementation of “making” into California public education still has a long road to go. Efforts are underway to provide access to “making” opportunities to more and more students.

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"Why I am not a Maker" by Debbie Chachra: Toward problematizing what it means to be a "Maker"

Fellow

by Susan Klimczak -

I really liked this article "Why I am not a Maker" by Debbie Chachra from our own Olin College outside Boston, which is doing the most difficult and amazing work of transforming engineering education. 

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/01/why-i-am-not-a-mak...

I added some comments to the article that I paraphrase here:

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