Maker Junior brings the experience of making to kids in classrooms, libraries and community centers. Fun projects combine arts and crafts materials with technical tools and components to spark curiosity and inspire learning.
Making builds confidence, sparks curiosity and helps kids discover new areas of expertise. Alison Evans Adnani believes the experience of making needs to be available to every child. Alison founded Maker Junior to bring maker programming out of the maker space and into classrooms, libraries and community centers. Alison will share:n- simple projects that allow for exploration and playn- tips for teaching techniquen- strategies for managing larger groups
Chain Loose is a bmx bike and skate board brand. It is 100 percent rider owned and operated. Chain loose makes a lot of products for every body and you don't need to do action sports to understand and/or like our stuff.
Hayhackers is a hackerspace/makerspace forming in Hayward, CA. We will be the first family friendly hackerspace in the area that will have separates spaces for families and the other for adults.
Veteran educators with decades of school reform experience share how making schools more like Maker Faire actually improves learning conditions for all students across all grades and subject areas. We will discuss the learning theory that makes making so effective and share strategies for welcoming teachers into maker culture. If schooling is to remain viable, it must embrace the powerful ideas of learning-by-doing and yet so many trends in education are headed in the opposite direction. Tips for inspiring administrators and other parents will be shared. We all can play a role in making school the best seven hours of a kid's day.
Learn to make a Glovetopus, a stuffed octopus made from a pair of gloves. We'll provide all the materials and instructions. Only rudimentary sewing skills required. Children under 12, bring an adult, please.
MakerKids is one of the only makerspaces for kids in the world and we will tell you about how we do making with kids. Our Board of Advisors includes Dale Dougherty (CEO of Maker Media, MAKE Magazine and Maker Faire) and Massimo Banzi (CEO of Arduino)