The Story of a Maker Journey

This article is great in that it illustrates how a simple challenge can draw a student in, send them in different directions, and it talks about good questions to use with students to “uncover and articulate” the process.

https://worlds-of-learning.com/2018/01/22/student-ownership-making-process/

 

Creativity and Making – Maker Monday

I loved this blog post http://www.spencerauthor.com/makermonday/ and in particular the quote below:

Creativity is an end in itself. It more than just a commodity that you trade or a skillset that you use. It’s part of what makes life epic. There’s something almost magical that happens when you get lost in your creative work and get lost in a state of creative flow only to step back at the end with the sense of accomplishment at what you created. Creativity is valuable, not just for a future job, but for the deeply human drive to make and build and tinker. It’s part of what makes us human.

 

 


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SketchPad – Vector Drawing Online

sketchy example

SketchPad is a great online tool for creating vector images. Those images can then be downloaded as an svg and imported into Tinkercad to make a 3D design. https://sketch.io/sketchpad/?lang=en (above created with the Sketchy Tool)


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Creative Work is Like Working Out

I really like this video both to show to teachers and to middle school students. I feel like it helps to debunk so many of the myths surrounding creativity. For more wonderfulness on creativity and life check out Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert https://explorecreatelearngrow.com/2017/04/30/235/

Gami-Bot – Easy to make robot

GamiBot

One of our favorite maker activities – we’ve done this with both adults and middle school students. Easy to make with simple materials! Originally found on howtoons.com 

 


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