Maker Education Meetup: Thursday, May 17th, 4-7pm
Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
Date: Thursday May 17th.
Time: Open hours will be 4-7pm.
Location: Sequoia Hall at the San Mateo County Expo Center
Why should the kids have all the fun? Join us for a special afternoon session co-hosted by MAKE and EdSurge devoted entirely to educators! Become a Maker: you will have time to try your hand at building projects. We’ll talk about how to integrate “making” activities into the classroom with national leaders, Dale Dougherty of Maker Faire, master teacher Gary Stager, and Classroom 2.0’s Steve Hargadon. And you’ll have a chance to meet and talk with local area makers and teachers about what they’re making and how it supports learning in the classroom. Find out how to start a Makerspace or Maker Club at your school, and find out how to get more involved with all our intiatives by meeting Maker Education's AnnMarie Thomas. Oh, yes, there will be food, too!
Among the activities will be:
Building supercool stuff:
- Try out laser-cutting tools, 3D printing (FabLab)
- Easy-to-make electronics projects (with MAKE’s Marc de Vinck and Brian Jepson)
- CoffeeBots with Michael Shiloh and Judy Castro of Teach Me to Make
- Mini intros to Arduino (with ManyLabs Arduino and Maker Shed)
- Squishy Circuits -- for the youngest Makers to sculpt with electricity!
Building digital projects:
- Teach it like Khan! Learn to put your lessons on a tablet (Educreations)
- Creating digital portfolios with your students (Pathbrite)
- Designing schools of the future with Google Sketchup (Brainspace)
- Coding videogames with Scratch, MIT’s kid-friendly programming environment
Building with everyday materials:
- Wizbots on brainstorming and building with elementary school students
- Workshops with teacher Karl Wendt, founder of Discover Create Advance
- RAFT (Resource Area for Teaching)
And more! You won’t go home empty-handed.
This event is open to all educators.
Make: Magazine and Maker Media
Make: is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. Make: unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. Make: celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will. Make: is published bi-monthly by Maker Media, Inc. that also produces the wildly popular Make: Online (www.makezine.com) and the world's biggest DIY festival, Maker Faire (www.makerfaire.com).
"The Maker movement has brought the pre-1970s world of basement workshops and amateur tinkering into the digital age." — The New York Times