Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation
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This is a book for parents and other educators—both formal and informal, who are curious about the intersections of learning and making. Through stories, research, and data, it builds the case for why it is crucial to encourage today’s youth to be makers—to see the world as something they are actively helping to create. For those who are new to the Maker Movement, some history and introduction is given as well as practical advice for getting kids started in making. For those who are already familiar with the Maker Movement, this book provides biographical information about many of the “big names” and unsung heroes of the Maker Movement while also highlighting many of the attributes that make this a movement that so many people are passionate about.
biggest difference in the world. So I traded in my lab full of walker parts and schedule of nursing home visits for, quite literally, paint, clay, and preschoolers. In the process of teaching college-level engineering classes, I was seeing a lot of basic misunderstandings about how electricity and circuits work. At the time, my daughter was nearing her first birthday, and I tried to imagine how I might teach her about circuitry. While makers like Leah Buechley were doing amazing work with sewn
particularly as it relates to PK-12 education. With her students, AnnMarie explores the playful side of engineering exploring topics such as Squishy Circuits, the Engineering of Circus, and toy design. She is the mother of two young Makers. US $19.99 CAN $20.99 ISBN: 978-1-4571-8374-4 Make: makezine.com AnnMarie Thomas foreword by Dale Dougherty Making Makers AnnMarie interviewed dozens of adult makers to find out what childhood experiences helped lead to their becoming “makers of things.”
education.” At the end of the workshop, another maker, this one a 12-year-old boy who was presenting work elsewhere in the faire, came to the tent to talk to my daughter. He wanted to check in with her on how her workshop went and to congratulate her. Seeing these two kids, neither one yet a teenager, talking about their excitement for teaching others was the highlight of my faire weekend. Everyone, Everywhere, a Possible Teacher The current Maker Movement exists because of the connections
particularly those who attend Burning Man, still spend periods of time thus adorned. Will Durfee, the engineering professor whose mother let him work on telescopes in his room even though it entailed a 50-gallon drum, had this suggestion: “Parents: let your kids build in their rooms! So what if a blob of solder puts a small burn into the carpet?” While many parents might not be quick to accept a hole in the carpet, it is worth spending some time thinking about what boundaries you are comfortable
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