The Colorado Education Initiative is Bringing You the Maker Movie!

“Make” Education Relevant and Inspiring Film Screening and Interactive Reception Join The Colorado Education Initiative, in partnership with the NoCo Mini‐Maker Faire and the City of Loveland, for an engaging evening as we explore the intersection of the Maker Movement and next generation learning. The event will begin with a complementary reception for ticketed guests, followed by a screening of more »

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Make at your Local Colorado Library

  In Colorado today new MakerSpaces are popping up everywhere, and they all seem to take on a new and different shape than the spaces before them. One hot bed for MakerSpace growth is in our libraries. Now that people can find information online, the library’s role has started to evolve. No longer are Librarians more »

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The Maker Movement Meets Big Business

Can indie-minded tinkerers get comfortable in the corporate world? By Reena Jana http://designmind.frogdesign.com/ By Reena Jana Above, scenes from Genspace, a community biology lab in Brooklyn, NY: TED Fellow Oliver Medvedik, co-founder of Genspace; Medvedik and Genspace President and co-founder Ellen Jorgensen; experiments. On a recent rainy morning I walked through the front door of a former more »

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How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms

The Maker movement is a unique combination of artistry, circuitry, and old-fashioned craftsmanship. Certainly, learning by doing or “making” has been happening since our ancestors refined the wheel. Don’t treat making as a sidebar to an already overtaxed curriculum. As you investigate the principles behind teaching STEAM via making, you’ll see sound research from many more »

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Maker Camp 2014: Worldwide And In Your Neighborhood

Maker Camp 2014: Worldwide And In Your Neighborhood By Dale Dougherty Posted July 7th, 2014 11:30 am For the third straight year, Google and Make have come together to put on Maker Camp, a free, online summer camp for teens on Google+. Building on 2 million past participants, Maker Camp 2014 officially kicks off today at 11 a.m. PDT more »

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Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms?

Katrina Schwartz | July 2, 2014 | http://blogs.kqed.org/ At the White House Maker Faire recently, where President Obama invited “makers” of all ages to display their creations, the  President investigated a robotic giraffe, a red weather balloon and shot a marshmallow cannon made by a student. With so much fanfare and media attention on the event, some educators are hopeful more »

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Moving the Economy: The Future of the Maker Movement

TJ MCCue 10/26/11 forbes.com The Maker Movement. The people who create, build, design, tinker, modify, hack, invent, or simply make something. That’s who this new blog is for and about because they are moving the economy. Many people talk about how small business, startups, entrepreneurs are the true economy, or at least, the forces that will move more »