The kids in our elementary after-school makerspace have a huge affinity for physical making. Give them the choice between having a glider competition in the hallway or a screen-based creation activity and they’ll pick the glider 9 times out of … Read more >
Here at MakerBridge, we’ve each taken a turn this week defining what makerspaces mean to us. Today, as we wrap up our five-day series, we think about how others define it. Here are some definitions from around MakerWorld.
“A … Read more >
This week, we continue our special week in which we take turns sharing our definition of a makerspace.
I spend much of my time during the academic year in Michigan Makers, after-school mobile makerspace projects in local K-12 schools. I … Read more >
I got to talk a lot with educators and librarians this summer about makerspaces, maker-friendly culture, and even (gasp) assessment of maker work. Now I’m back in the rhythm of the school year, with a bit more desk time during
You’ve read — here and elsewhere — about how some influential folks in maker publications have focused much of their attention on the work of males, particularly white males. And this has been a big concern for us here at … Read more >
Earlier today, I was handed a battered copy of Brandenberg and ALIKI’s What Can You Make of It? This 1977 Greenwillow “Read-Alone” book tells the story of a family of mice. What the father mouse considers junk (empty … Read more >
Recently, while reading Alfie Kohn’s new book The Myth of the Spoiled Child, I stumbled upon a phrase by progressive American educator John Dewey: a child’s “center of gravity,” and I felt I finally found words to … Read more >