Making is Design

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SITU Studio will present the process of designing, fabricating, and installing the new 10,000 sq ft permanent exhibition space at the New York Hall of Science. Split evenly between a studio and workshop space, SITU fully integrates design and making into its practice. Design Lab is a series of five activity areas designed to host an array of STEM and project-based learning activities. Conceived of as sites to foster and promote problem ideation, tinkering, testing, and displaying results - the architecture is intended to be integral to the types of critical discovery and making that is so crucial to the design process.


Why Education Needs the Maker Movement (and What You Can Do About It)

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Making is completely transforming the way kids learn. It is engaging kids in new levels and offering exciting new models to educators. In this presentation from the Director of Programming and Innovation at Edutopia, we'll see some inspiring stories from the front lines of innovation -- how kids of all backgrounds are taking ownership over their learning, deepening their inquiry, and spreading their passion for making to others. We'll also learn some specific take-away tips for how to effectively initiate a maker program in your local school or community. n








Open Portfolios: a hands-on discussion

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Inspiring others to remix the projects you made by sharing online portfolios has become a large part of making. What do you need to consider when creating portfolio practices that work? In this hands-on presentation, we play with DIY documentation stations and discuss open maker portfolios. Learn about the Maker Ed Open Portfolio Project and about what we learned from the amazing community of makers around their practices!n


Makers @ MIT: Admitting & Empowering Technically Creative Students

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The Massachusetts Institute Technology (MIT) has a long legacy of admitting and supporting students with significant technical creativity.
Join Chris Peterson, Assistant Director for Talented Outreach to Makers, Entrepreneurs, and Academic Superstars at MIT's Office of Admissions, as he describes the MIT Admissions Maker Portfolio, as well as the elements of the Institute which empower makers once they arrive on campus.





Makey-rinth

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To dazzle and delight the kids we have created a customizable arduino powered labyrinth. The course can be changed to be as challenging as you can dream and create! Stretch your mind in maze theory and design.



Practical Advice for Bringing Making to School

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Parents of makers know that when their children are programming, building robots, and inventing, they are learning. Yet at school, learning becomes serious and sometimes boring. Why can't learning at school be like the vibrant, joyful learning we see at Maker Faire, and in homes of makers all around the world?nnIn the spirit of Maker Faire and global making, we will share practical advice for parents of makers, educators, and makers themselves who want to re-make schools into places where children love to learn once again
In true Maker fashion, everyone has a part to play in this revolution!




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