STEMcentric is a resource for those involved with STEM education, either as a student or instructor. It is the home for the LEGO Robotics tutorials for the Mindstorms EV3, NXT and even the RCX. Here you’ll also find a vast array of STEM-related resources, many inherited from the now departed Oregon Pre-engineering and Applied Sciences (OPAS) effort led by Jo Oshiro. STEMcentric is lovingly maintained by FRC Team 1540, the Flaming Chickens.
TechShop® is a vibrant, creative community that provides access to tools, software and space. You can make virtually anything at TechShop®. Come and build your dreams!TechShop is a vibrant, creative community that provides access to tools, software and space. You can make virtually anything at TechShop. Come and build your dreams here!A playground for creativity, TechShop is an open-access, DIY workshop and fabrication studio. We are a community-based space where entrepreneurs, artists, makers, teachers and students come together to learn and work together.
Source: TechShop is the 1st International Open-Access Workshop — What Do You Want To Make at TechShop?
MatterControl is a free, Open Source software package that lets you organize and manage your 3D prints. It’s designed to help you get the most out of your 3D printer – making it easy to track, preview, and print your 3D parts.
Source: MatterControl | 3D Printing Software
Design Make Teach is a blog about MAKING in the classroom. MAKING is a process that engages students in thinking, making and sharing.My name is Josh Ajima. I am a teacher. I believe that I can MAKE a difference.In 2012, I helped plan a TEDx event. My TEDx wish was for a 3D printer for my school. When that wish didn’t magically come true, I decided to MAKE it happen and bought a 3D printer out of personal funds. I now DESIGN, MAKE and SHARE lessons on MAKING in the classroom.
CATYLATOR MAKERSPACE IS A SPACE FOR CREATION IN DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY – OFFERING ITS RESOURCES THROUGH EDUCATIONAL WORKSHOPS AND CO-CREATIONAL SPACE FOR TEENS AND ADULTS. ALL LOCATED RIGHT IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN SILVER SPRING, MD
Children’s Innovation Project embraces innovation as finding something new inside something known. This frame for innovation allows a slow space for children to find small, authentic discoveries and reflect on themselves in relation to the materials they explore. An approach of technology as raw material further supports children’s innovation as it nudges children to work deeply at the grain of technology as they explore with Circuit Blocks, electronic toys, other devices and components. We don’t attach value to technology itself, and we approach technology as a means to learning, not an end. Through a focus on the language-logic systems of technology, children gain access to the thinking of technology, instead of just using the stuff of technology. This access to thinking is supported by teachers who, inside this approach to innovation and technology, also have an opportunity to slow down so they may notice closely processes of children’s thinking. As children explore with a focus on process, not product, children have time to practice habits of mind to notice, wonder and persist and thus begin to embody these habits as internalized sensibilities for their own learning. Children’s Innovation Project supports learning that is interdisciplinary, driven by creative inquiry and aware of the importance of context. Our primary motivation is learning about learning— student learning, teacher learning and community learning. In this way, we seek to shift current educational conversations about making and innovation so educators and policy makers might focus more on supporting processes of thinking and less on technology products.
MakeSchools.org is inviting institutional leaders, faculty, students and staff to contribute to this dynamic community resource and help exemplify the value and impact of making on campuses and in their surrounding communities.Launched in Fall 2014, this dynamic online platform will house their contributed content and diverse perspectives will crystalize into rich picture of making in American education.
The Digital Harbor Foundation is dedicated to fostering learning, creativity, productivity, and community through education. In 2013 we transformed a closed-down rec center in Baltimore City into a vibrant Tech Center for youth. In 2014 we launched the Center of Excellence to train others how to incorporate making into their own learning environments.