Tips for Making With Learners of All Ages

MAKESHOP, an exhibit space at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, is a hands-on learning lab for families. One of the most popular activities is circuit blocks — individual component pieces that can be ... Continue reading

Top Ways to get started with Maker Education

Are you looking to get started with maker education but aren’t sure where to start or how to get buy in from the community? Check out this post on why makerspaces are important, then check out these ... Continue reading

Top 6 Worst Pieces of Advice We've Ever Heard About Maker Education

We’ve heard a lot of advice over the years on how to add maker education and project-based learning to the classroom. While some of this advice has been quite good, that’s a story for another day. ... Continue reading

9 Books to Add to Your Summer Reading List: Electronic Crafts, Paper Circuits and E-Textiles

Whether you are looking to get new ideas for your classoom, read up on materials and academic research or just find some fun projects to create, we've gathered up nine of our favorite maker titles ... Continue reading

10 Things a Makerspace Club Can Do for Your School

Creating a makerspace can be a daunting task. You may have concerns about what activities to choose and how you will ever have enough time to keep it maintained and organized. Why not let students ... Continue reading

5 Reasons Your School Needs a Makerspace

Making is fundamental to who we are as human beings. You don’t need to have special training or skills; every single one of us is a maker by nature. Creating a makerspace in your school opens up the ... Continue reading

Funding Your Makerspace: Grant Writing Tips

BY Megan Hemmings 3/23/17 6:53 AM

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In today’s environment, many grants are highly competitive. These tips will help you craft a creative, well-reasoned application that can stand out from the crowd.... Continue reading

Managing the Size of Student Projects in a Makerspace

Makers get really excited about building projects. At an event like Maker Faire, the feeling is contagious. So many of the conversations that you overhear are either detailed dissections of how an ... Continue reading

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