Makerspaces

  • College of the Canyons makerspace

    Report Shares Makerspace Impact in California CCs

    According to "Makerspace Impact: Implementation Strategies & Stories of Transformation," the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office's $17 million grant enabled 24 community colleges to open or expand their makerspace efforts. Those spaces were used by an estimated 64,310 students; drew 1,296 employers as partners in the endeavor; engaged 691 faculty members; and funded 844 internships. And the impact has been broad, according to those immersed in the initiative.

  • Bringing the Library into the 21st Century

    Bringing the Library into the 21st Century

    A Silicon Valley library’s quest to ignite innovation.

  • Free 3D Design and Print Lessons Cater to Grades 7–12

    Free 3D Design and Print Lessons Cater to Grades 7–12

    A Czech company with a 3D printer has launched an "academy" to provide educators with free 3D lessons that can be integrated into their classes. Y Soft Corp., which produces the BE3D EDEE 3D printer for schools, offers a set of printing lesson plans through BE3D Academy.

  • Children posing with Rigamajig sets

    New Future Innovators Program Focuses on STEM Activities

    KaBOOM! and the CarMax Foundation are partnering to launch the initiative that will provide youth-serving organizations project based learning activities to encourage children to become interested in STEM.

  • EngineerGirls Reps Tackle Projects for Recruiting Younger Students to the Field

    A group of high schoolers has been named as "EngineerGirl Ambassadors," all intending to implement projects this school year to woo younger students to engineering. The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) named 16 girls to the year-long EngineerGirl program, which is designed to help them develop their leadership skills and promote engineering to other students.

  • MakerMatic

    Building Career Skills in the Campus Makerspace

    California's community colleges are piloting a new approach to student internships that marries team-based projects with hands-on work in makerspaces.

  • Redesigned Framework Helps Construct Maker Learning Programs

    Redesigned Framework Helps Construct Maker Learning Programs

    Education technology nonprofit Digital Promise has updated its guidance to help school leaders set up maker programs that are sustainable and serve all learners.

  • 3D printing tips for schools

    Tips for 3D Printing in Schools

    3D printing is a technology that can be as complex or as simple as you make it. These ins and outs can help you simplify how 3D printing works in the classroom.

  • 9 Things to Know about 3D Printing in K-12

    9 Things to Know about 3D Printing in K-12

    3D printing is a technology that can be as complex or as simple as you make it. These ins and outs can help you simplify how 3D printing works in the classroom.

  • Florida School Houses STEAM Labs in Shipping Containers

    Florida School Houses STEAM Labs in Shipping Containers

    A college preparatory school in Florida has opened a new STEAM center on its campus using refurbished shipping containers. Maclay School in Tallahassee introduced three student lab centers, each with a different focus.