[Surfnetkids: 21 Aug 2013] Maker Movement

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#1. August 21, 2013

Barbara J. Feldman
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#2. Maker Movement

by Barbara J. Feldman

Maker Movement Printable (** for premium members only)

The maker movement is a contemporary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) culture that encourages invention and prototyping. It includes engineering activities such as electronics, robotics, and 3-D printing, as well as more traditional crafts such as metalworking, and woodworking. It stresses the creative use of DIY, technology, and learning practical skills.

“DIY is a place for kids to share what they do, meet others who love the same skills, and be awesome. The big idea is that anyone can become anything just by trying – we all learn by doing.” Fashioned after scouting badges, skills are learned by completing challenges, and patches are earned along the way. For example, the Game Dev skill includes 7 challenges, the first of which is creating an image sprite.

The Instructables community grew from an idea at MIT Media Lab in 2006. They now house over one hundred thousand projects. “Instructables is a place that lets you explore, document, and share your creations.” Sharing can be done with photos, step-by-step instructions or video. Exploring can be done via Channels (popular ones include ebooks, Arduino, Toys and Photography), or the Recent and Popular lists.

Make: is a digital and paper magazine, the producer of Maker Faire, and a website. “The site features breaking DIY news and information, original content on building, repairing, and modifying the technology that surrounds us, and step-by-step project articles on a broad range of topics.” Start your exploration with Projects (look for it on the secondary horizontal menu) for a “cookbook of DIY projects for the workshop, kitchen, garage, and backyard.”

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#3. Printables Club Members Also Get …

Surfnetkids Printables Club Members also get the following printables to use in the classroom, the computer lab, the school library, or to send home with students:

Maker Movement Printable
Maker Movement Wikipedia Printable
Arts and Crafts Printable
Inventing Printable

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#6. Quote of the Week

“We make realities out of our dreams and dreams out of our realities. We are the dreamers of the dream.” ~~ Roald Dahl ~~ (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) British novelist. Read Roald Dahl’s biography to learn more about the life of this fantastic author.

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