PumpkinFX

Exhibit

PumpkinFX is an electronic sticker that adds singing animation to your pumpkin. Young makers can choose their own eyes and mouth to create a jack o' lantern face that sings Halloween songs.


How to Start and Run a Maker Club for Kids

Presenter

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. This year I've combined my passions to lead a Maker Club at my school. This presentation will get into the nuts and bolts of running a Maker Club like how to run the meetings, managing supplies and a huge list of tested activities that are sure to be a hit.



Bringing Making Out of the Maker Space

Presenter

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



Compressed Air Rocket 2.0 and Air Rocket Glider

Presenter

After six years and thousands of builds around the world, MAKE's Compressed Air Rocket Launcher has received a total overhaul. Come hear from the original designer Rick Schertle about all that went into this new design. Also hear about the new Air Rocket Glider designed in collaboration with Keith Violette. Keith and Rick's story is a classic maker collaboration between the East and West Coast.








Ele Story

Exhibit

Founder and designer Judy Jou, a former costume designer and mother of an energetic two year old, brings a fresh, sweet new look to classic little girls' silhouettes in her first collection.


Why Art Class Doesn’t Belong in Schools (and other outdated terms)

Presenter

Art class needs to be redesigned. Boom, I said it. nArt is no longer a promise. Creating ''art'' shouldn't be a goal in schools. nKids need to explore materials, methods, and be expressive.. but create ''art''?
As we maneuver thru the endless conversations about public education as a place that should foster creativity and innovation, what are we really talking about and why are we still using outdated terms to get our modern ideas across?nnWe need to begin redefining these and other terms as well as the curriculum around them so these conversations can be meaningful and valuable moving forward



Curiosity Hacked: The Learner Controls the Learning

Presenter

Curiosity Hacked (formerly Hacker Scouts) is an international organization that uses learner centered activities, mentorship, and community to support a solid foundation of skill building and STEAM education for kids and their families. Join Founder and Executive Director Samantha Cook in exploring the way Curiosity Hacked approaches their core mission of promoting innovation, creativity, accessibility, and sustainability through their diverse programs, and how the larger CH community is working together to change how STEAM and Maker education is approached.