Hands-on learning best practices

Saturday 20th, 2014
Saturday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Practical Advice for Bringing Making to School

Practical Advice for Bringing Making to School

Sylvia Martinez, Gary Stager

Why is school boring? There's no reason for this - learning is fun! Just look at Maker Faire. We are on a mission to make schools places full of the joyful, vibrant learning seen at Maker Faire. It can be done, it must happen - so let's get going!

Saturday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Build a Squishy Circuit

Build a Squishy Circuit

Sage Thomas, Grace Thomas

Join two young makers who will teach you the basics of circuit building, using conductive and non-conductive dough. You will get a chance to build your own circuit.

Saturday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Design, Physics and Social Justice: Perfect Together

Design, Physics and Social Justice: Perfect Together

Honors Physics Students: Class of 2015, Eric Walters

Eleventh grade physics students were given the following challenge: Design and construct a science-based/force-based solution to a local, regional and/or global social justice issue. Students will share the results of their design process!

Saturday

12:30 PM — 1:00 PM

Maker Education for the 2e Student

Maker Education for the 2e Student

Kate Yourke

Kate Yourke will discuss ways to allow students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles to experience education through the materials and processes of their built environment.

Saturday

1:00 PM — 1:30 PM

Making Matters in Education

Making Matters in Education

Steve Davee, Lisa Regalla

Join Maker Ed for examples of how making, in its many forms and mindsets, has great power to profoundly impact education and enrich lives by helping to ensure equity and inclusion, providing meaning and context, and exceeding academic standards.

Saturday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

Open Portfolios: A Hands-On Discussion

Open Portfolios: A Hands-On Discussion

Anna Keune

Inspiring others to remix the projects by sharing online portfolios has become a large part of making. What needs to be considered when creating portfolio practices that work? We play with DIY documentation stations and discuss open maker portfolios.

Saturday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Optics & Photonics with LEGO(R) bricks

Optics & Photonics with LEGO(R) bricks

Mirco Imlau

The presentation highlights the application of LEGO(R) bricks for the construction of optical setups. The open concept focuses on young researchers and is introduced with a low-cost, full functional Michelson interferometer as an example.

Saturday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

How to Start and Run a Maker Club

How to Start and Run a Maker Club

Rick Schertle

While I've worked with kids a lot in making related activities, this is the first time I've started a Maker Club of my own. In the past I've been a regional coordinator for MAKE's Young Maker program and as a profession I teach public middle school.

Saturday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

Autodesk Unveiling: New Making for Classroom program!

Autodesk Unveiling: New Making for Classroom program!

Jesse Harrington Au

The Design Workshop is a new exciting program that Autodesk will be offering for Educators to help them bring Making into the Classroom. The program will offer Hardware, Software and Curriculum.

Saturday

3:30 PM — 4:00 PM

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The PS107 Energy Scooter

Karen Kaun, Julio Rivera, Jeliza Rivera, Allie Berry Pitter

Makeosity is an in-school and virtual Makerspace. Students from PS 107 and other Bronx schools will present a prototype of a scooter they have built from scratch and added mechanisms to generate, collect and store energy when it is ridden.

Saturday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Cases for Makerspaces

Cases for Makerspaces

Steve Davee, Lisa Regalla

Explore how Maker Ed's vision of u201cEvery Child a Makeru201d extends to providing more opportunities for youth in a surprising variety of makerspaces. All children, who are all born makers, deserve and need time and places to play, learn, and make.

Saturday

4:30 PM — 5:00 PM

The Two Week Electric Kart

The Two Week Electric Kart

Chris Connors, Tamara Clammer

Students at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School worked after school over a two week period to build an electric kart. They came into the project with few tools, little knowledge of how electric vehicles worked or how to build one. They drove their

Saturday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Making a Maker

Making a Maker

Ben Hylak, Bridget Hylak

Parents, are your kids MAKING a difference? rnLongtime Maker Teen Ben Hylak (White House Science Faire 2012, Disney Teen Mentor) and his mom team up to discuss Ben's road to Making. Parents and kids, this one's for YOU!

Saturday

5:30 PM — 6:00 PM

Making It in College

Making It in College

Shawn Jordan, Micah Lande, Margot Vigeant

College programs that encourage hands-on Making are growing in popularity. Shawn Jordan, Micah Lande, and Margot Vigeant will share learnings from project-based engineering programs that emphasize Making at Arizona State and Bucknell Universities.

Saturday

6:00 PM — 6:30 PM

Curiosity Hacked: The Learner Controls the Learning

Curiosity Hacked: The Learner Controls the Learning

Rick Shertle

Explore the way Curiosity Hacked approaches their core mission of promoting innovation, creativity, accessibility, and sustainability through their diverse programs and the responsibility our community has in supporting learner centered education.

Saturday

6:30 PM — 7:00 PM

Young Artists Create 3D Printed Artwork at the Brooklyn Museum

Young Artists Create 3D Printed Artwork at the Brooklyn Museum

Ana Marva Fernandez, David Lobser, Angelina Salgado

This summer, the Brooklyn Museum piloted a class in 3D printing and design for middle school students, ages 11-13. Students will share how they 3D scanned, modeled, and created designs, taking inspiration from artwork in the Museum's collection.

Sunday 21st, 2014
Sunday

11:00 AM — 11:30 AM

Hackschooling - Hacking An Education That Makes Makers

Hackschooling – Hacking An Education That Makes Makers

Sarah Hodsdon

All kids are wondrously curious and crazy amazingly creative when given the opportunity to explore and discover in ''making environments.'' Learn how to ''hack'' schooling and help foster the next generation of Makers.

Sunday

11:30 AM — 12:00 PM

Practical Advice for Bringing Making to School

Practical Advice for Bringing Making to School

Sylvia Martinez, Gary Stager

Why is school boring? There's no reason for this - learning is fun! Just look at Maker Faire. We are on a mission to make schools places full of the joyful, vibrant learning seen at Maker Faire. It can be done, it must happen - so let's get going!

Sunday

12:00 PM — 12:30 PM

Invitation to Innovation: Making Molecules and Minds

Invitation to Innovation: Making Molecules and Minds

Lavonne Hunter

NYC teacher gets educated by her students on how to make learning fun, democratic and meaningful. For teaching challenging concepts in biology, now there's a model for that! If you build it, they will come. If they make it, they will stay.

Sunday

12:30 PM — 1:30 PM

Meet Maker Educators: Inspirational Stories from the Cutting Edge

Meet Maker Educators: Inspirational Stories from the Cutting Edge

Steve Davee, Lisa Regalla

Maker Ed hosts powerful stories by partners working in schools, libraries, museums, and organizations. We'll celebrate the many forms and approaches to making in education. Join us, make connections, gain insights, and contribute to the discussion!

Sunday

1:30 PM — 2:00 PM

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Raise a CNC’ed Makerspace Shed (MAKE: Issue 40)

Rick Schertle

Build a big, customizable, stand-alone workshop with CNC-cut trusses for about $1,000. - Come hear from MAKE: author Rick Schertle as he shares his experience designing, building and using this space as featured in MAKE: Volume 40. Don't have access to a CNC Machine? No worries, we'll have hand-cut directions as well.

Sunday

2:00 PM — 2:30 PM

Making! @ Computer Clubhouses

Making! @ Computer Clubhouses

Danielle Martin, Muriel Abeledo, Alisha Panjwani

u201cWe're excited to keep making--there's something that is just awesome.u201d Hear more from Grant Street Settlement Computer Clubhouse and other NY area teen youth members on how they explore STEM by forging their own pathways to building and designing.

Sunday

2:30 PM — 3:00 PM

Teaching Tech to UnderRepresented Youth: Tech Kids Unlimited & Urban Tech Alliance

Teaching Tech to UnderRepresented Youth: Tech Kids Unlimited & Urban Tech Alliance

Beth Rosenberg, Donna Knutt, Peta Clarke

Join kids and representatives from Tech Kids Unlimited and Urban Tech Alliance (formerly Black Girls Code) to talk about the importance of getting under-respresented youth to learn tech and programming skills in the 21st century.

Sunday

3:00 PM — 3:30 PM

MakerKids: a Makerspace Just for Kids

MakerKids: a Makerspace Just for Kids

Andy Forest

Andy Forest, co-founder of MakerKids (one of the only makerspaces for kids in the world), will discuss how MakerKids does making with kids and how you can too.

Sunday

3:30 PM — 3:45 PM

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Tinkering Toy Lab: Out of the Art Room into the Classroom

Mikki Trail

How a school in Australia's national capital moved making out of the art room, into our high school students' classroom. This inspired a new approach of teaching and an increase in student engagement across all subject areas.

Sunday

3:45 PM — 4:00 PM

Educational Makerspaces: Re-Inventing the Learning Experience

Educational Makerspaces: Re-Inventing the Learning Experience

Greg Needel

A look at best practices and examples of makerspaces and programs specifically in education spaces (K-12 and College. How these programs can enhance traditional learning and how educational spaces differ from traditional makerspaces.

Sunday

4:00 PM — 4:30 PM

Cases for Makerspaces

Cases for Makerspaces

Steve Davee, Lisa Regalla

Explore how Maker Ed's vision of u201cEvery Child a Makeru201d extends to providing more opportunities for youth in a surprising variety of makerspaces. All children, who are all born makers, deserve and need time and places to play, learn, and make.

Sunday

4:30 PM — 4:45 PM

Making Makers from Guatemala & latam

Making Makers from Guatemala & latam

Adrian Catalan

We will share what have been doing to make makers, how making fits education at several levels(K-12, high school, university, etc) and what have worked for us from workshops to turn talent into skills to build some crazy projects to get attention

Sunday

4:45 PM — 5:00 PM

Aspire IT--Introducing Middle School Girls to STEM One Step At a Time

Aspire IT–Introducing Middle School Girls to STEM One Step At a Time

Laan Yeung

Aspire IT is a program I have founded in my high school through funding by NCWIT to provide local community's middle school girls an opportunity to be involved in the STEM field, particularly in computing or technology.

Sunday

5:00 PM — 5:30 PM

Making Matters in Education

Making Matters in Education

Steve Davee, Lisa Regalla

Join Maker Ed for examples of how making, in its many forms and mindsets, has great power to profoundly impact education and enrich lives by helping to ensure equity and inclusion, providing meaning and context, and exceeding academic standards.

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