This page is dedicated to providing resources about the Maker Movement to educators who attended The Maker: "Getting Hands On with the Maker Mindset" at the Laconia Tech Conference 2015.
Brush Bots (Bristle Bots)! Learn how even your students can make a moving robot with a toothbrush and a few small parts.
3D Doodler A handheld 3D printer that allows the user to free hand models in mere minutes.
Cardboard Challenge! A world wide day of making. Where children from all walks of life get together to build, collaborate, and problem solve.
Invent to Learn - Using technology to make, repair or customize the things we need brings engineering, design and computer science to the masses. Fortunately for educators, this maker movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing. The active learner is at the center of the learning process, amplifying the best traditions of progressive education. This book helps educators bring the exciting opportunities of the maker movement to every classroom. (Amazon.com)
Rosie Revere the Engineer- Rosie may seem quiet during the day, but at night she's a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose (Rosie the Riveter) comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal--to fly--Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt's dream come true. But when her contraption doesn't fl y but rather hovers for a moment and then crashes, Rosie deems the invention a failure. On the contrary, Aunt Rose inisists that Rosie's contraption was a raging success. You can only truly fail, she explains, if you quit. (Amazon.com)
Iggie Peck Architect- Iggy has one passion: building. His parents are proud of his fabulous creations, though they’re sometimes surprised by his materials—who could forget the tower he built of dirty diapers? When his second-grade teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give it up! With Andrea Beaty’s irresistible rhyming text and David Roberts’s puckish illustrations, this book will charm creative kids everywhere, and amuse their sometimes bewildered parents. (Amazon.com)
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