Interested in Maker Ed? Check out some of these resources!
Created by Candace Marcotte
(feel free to add your favorite resources)
"We are Makers", Dale Dougherty
“Hack a Banana, Make a Keyboard”, Jay Silver
"How the Maker Movement is Transforming Education" by Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S. Stager
"Why the Maker Movement is Important to America's Future" by Tim Bajarin
Maker Education Resources, Edutopia
“A Graphic Vision of Maker Movement Tools” by Slylvia Martinez
Follow @MakerEdOrg on Twitter #Makerclub #Makermovement #makespace(s)
Follow MAKE Magazine on Twitter
#MakerEd, #chicagomake (Chicago area teachers on a maker adventure), #MAET,
#CEP811 (MSU MAET Course, focuses on Maker Mindset...lots of sharing of ideas!)
Get into the Action!
Chicago Public Library Maker Lab Info & Events
Chicago Public Library’s Maker Lab Blog
Attend the Chicago Southside Mini Maker Faire on Aug. 8th!
Attend or throw a Maker Party
Attend a Maker Faire
The Kits You Played with in Class:
Places to Purchase Items…
Check out Adafruit, Maker Shed, SparkFun for more!
(feel free to add your ideas)
- Geometry (tons of different ways)
- Language Arts-create words
- Reverse Engineering: Assemble/Disassemble and describe how it works. How can it be improved?
- Improving design functions
- Building Models-Assemble parts
- Identify ordinary objects photographed in unconventional ways
- Support for perseverance with Math CCSS practices.
- Energy conversions and diagramming the conversions.
- Electric Circuits- Learning open/closed circuits, conductors/insulators
- Music - FIgure out how to play Hot Cross Buns/3 Blind Mice (patterns, rhythms, pitch, frequency, wavelengths)
- Brainstorm - What is the craziest items that you can use?
- Engineering/Technology - Design your own video game using GameMaker and MakeyMakey as the controller
- A great way to learn how to collaboratively work together to accomplish a goal. Example: Create a makey makey tetris game. 2 - 4 students work together (each student is a single control; up, down, left, right) to play game. Make it competitive; which team can get the most lines
- Create interactive art
- Water as a conductor, model electrons pushing through media i.e. water, but why not the viscous lotion
- Importance of all of the pieces within the writing process. Without one and without a group to brainstorm/share with, it just isn’t as powerful.
- Molecular patterns in states of matter (watch how viscosity of liquid impacts ability for Makey MaKey to complete circuit, you can complete the circuit with a long trail of water actually)
- Graphing the number of successful attempts at lighting
- Measure the amount in weight of Play-Doh being used
- Coming up with an equation from usable items
- Creating input and output table for the circuits
- Calculate the resistance of different substances used to connect the circuit
- Parallel and series circuits
- Use light to identify a quantity on a graph or to make symbolism in reading more concrete.
- Energy conversions
- Creativity: You can show how creative you are.
- Make color composition using playdoh.
- work collaboratively.