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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At Maker Faire Bay Area 2013, MIT Admissions' Dawn Wendell announced that it would accept ''Maker Portfolios'' as a component of its application process. For the first time, projects would be considered along side test scores. MIT Admissions' Chris Peterson will share MIT's findings from its first year of this revised admissions criteria, as well as the elements of the Institute which empower makers once they arrive on campus.




Making a Maker

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Parents, are your kids MAKING a difference? rnIn their own lives, their families or their communities?rnThe formation of a child, a teen or even an adult as an inspired MAKER takes a conscious effort on the part of parents, teachers and mentors. Ideally, all work together to create a lively, passionate, enjoyable culture of lifelong MAKING. rnLongtime MAKER Faire friend Ben Hylak (White House Science Fair 2012, MAKER Faire (NYC 2011) five Blue Ribbon winner, Disney Teen Mentor) and his mom team up in a light, inspiring presentation to share what each did right - or wrong! - on the way to encouraging the MAKING mentality.



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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