A five minute video provides an example of how one school is engaging students through maker education. It gives plenty of reasons why incorporating this in their school has been a positive experience, including the benefits to inclusive education and the cross curricular potential of these courses, such as connecting CTE and Geometry lessons.
An in depth article focused on the maker movement in education, there is also a list of benefits to students and some ideas for those new to the concept. These are split into grade levels and include diverse ideas such as sewing a "new friend" and programming a game. A great read with lots of information nicely laid out.
Through a brief look at the history of the maker movement, this blog provides educators with a strong argument for incorporating it into their classrooms. This is a great resource for those who unsure of the idea and want a little more information before delving deeper into the resources and ideology of maker education.
Simply the best place to start exploring the potential of maker education! This heartwarming story about a young boy and his homemade arcade showcases the potential of introducing these concepts into the classroom. What started with a young boy with a dream and time on his hands became a viral sensation.
This article advocates for the adoption of the maker movement in schools. It discusses the benefits for students and includes a short video to supplement the story. For those who are on the fence, this provides insight into the decision to implement these concepts in the classroom.