Making Makers

we should be making makers!

Stay At Home Mum of Three

This is actually the title of a book I just started reading, and it’s exactly what I am trying to do – make makers out of my kids. My goal is for the kids to make, to create, to build, to invent! Came across STEM for kids and I am hooked. Science, Technology, Engineering, Math! (Sometimes Art is added to make it STEAM. But… science and math stuff are easy for me, but errrrrr, art… maybe later :P)

But after reading quite a few books like Tinkerlab and Tinkering: Kids Learning By Making Stuff, I realised there was one big problem. Firstly, I am not a creative person. Secondly, the books give instructions for how to DIY amazing things, but I don’t want my kids to be just following instructions! So, after some brainwork…

170 A new tinkering area for the boys!

222 The boys have a tinkering box each –…

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The Mindset of the Maker Educator: K12 Online Conference Presentation+Slides

excellent piece!

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Here is my presentation, The Mindset of the Maker Educator, that I recorded for the K12 Online Conference:

Slidedeck for The Mindset of the Maker Educator:

Here is a direct link to my K12 Online Conference Presentation: http://k12onlineconference.org/?p=2934

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The “Maker” Movement

I second this, let’s indeed make 2015 the official year of the Maker movement

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Let’s make 2015 the official year of the Maker movement. For more resources related to the maker movement, check out: Maker Movement Reinvents Education and Why the Maker Movement is Important to America’s Future

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