Maker Project Websites
Teaching STEM Abilities
Other Maker Links
- National Youth Maker Summit: The Maker National Youth Summit is for the creative and curious young minds of the next generation of innovators. Participants make what they can with a variety of materials from a range of fields, utilizing their resourcefulness and creativity.
- 4-H Robotics Program: 4-H has developed a comprehensive robotics program to inspire young people and develop an early interest in robotics engineering and technology.
- Utah State University Extension 4-H STEM Programs
Utah 4-H STEM activities and curriculum introduce youth to science, technology, engineering and math in an engaging, hands-on learning environment.
- DixieTechs: The 4-H Maker Series
The Maker Movement embraces the idea of igniting the spark in young people to create, collaborate, and develop 4-H science abilities.
- The Maker Education Initiative and Johnson County 4-H
4-H allows for the maker mindset to take place in a variety of venues.
- University of New Hampshire 4-H Maker Challenge
Project booklet for a water bottle rocket challenge.
- The Tinkering Studio at the Exploratorium: Projects for tinkerers from the team at the Exploratorium.
- The Sylvia Show: Sylvia’s DIY webshow on everything cool and worth Making.
- Squishy Circuits Project Page: A project from the Playful Learning Lab at the University of St. Thomas.
- SparkTruck Tool Cards: A guide for educators that introduces tools.
- Maker Education Initiative: You tube channel for Maker Ed.
- The Tinkering School: List of project plans from the tinkering school.
- Play Make Share Studio: A Makerspace/School Fab Lab for the Play Make Share program at the REM Learning Center.
- Design Make Play – Case Studies: Examples of innovative projects that offer a variety of ways for students and adults to get involved in design make play activities
- The Design Thinking Toolkit for Educators: New ways to be intentional and collaborative when designing.
- DIY Girls: DIY Girls LA Youtube channel.
- DIY Camps: Online camps for kids.
- Getting Hands-on with Soft Circuits: A workshop facilitators guide to soft circuits.
- High-Low Tech Group MIT Media Lab: High-Low Tech was a research group at the MIT Media Lab from 2009-2014.
- Howtosmile.org Projects: Science and math projects from Howtosmile.org.
- Informal Science projects: A central online space to share informal science education projects.
- Instructables.com: Community of people sharing what they make.
- Make it at Your Library: Helping librarians realize makerspace projects in their communities.
- Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh Makeshop: Projects from the Makeshop at CMP.
- Maker Ed: Maker Ed is a non-profit organization that supports and empowers educators and communities to facilitate meaningful making and learning experiences with youth.
- Supporting the Teacher Maker Movement: When Teachers “Make” What They Teach.
- Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric: To assess maker projects in your class, begin with a three-part rubric to guide students through process, understanding, and product.
- How Maker Culture Builds Stronger Learning Communities: An innovative youth leadership program called Public Workshop has been partnering with high school students to remake their environment.
- Capture the Learning: Crafting the Maker Mindset: Plan a maker education program by identifying the content and skills you want to develop, and approach it as teaching creativity via PBL and design thinking.
- Making Room for Making: To bring maker education to your school, find a space, purchase equipment and supplies carefully, budget and partner creatively, and encourage ongoing student involvement.
- Dissecting the Un-Makerspace: Recycled Learning: Find a new dimension to maker education with an un-makerspace, a classroom set up for dismantling obsolete technology to investigate how it works.
- Make the Most of the Maker Movement: How can we make the most of Maker education? Here’s some suggestions from early adopters who are making the most of this promising movement.
- Makerspaces for Students With Special Needs: Students with special needs and neurological differences can benefit from the hands-on process, experimental nature, and visible results of maker education.
- The Maker Movement: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants to Own the Future: The Maker movement’s pedagogical roots reach back to 18th-century Europe even as its branches reach globally to transform 21st-century education.
- Making in Schools: The Creativity Lab’s report on teaching making in schools.
- Maker Club Playbook: Maker Ed’s Young Makers club guide.
- Makerspace Playbook School Edition: Maker Ed guide to starting makerspaces in schools.
- Makerspace @ The Tech Cookbook: The Tech Museum of Innovation’s guide to makerspaces.
- Maker Program Blueprint: New York Hall of Science and Cognizant resource for creating makerspaces.
- High School Makerspace Tools & Materials: Makerspaces as collaborative workshops.