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Day of Play Cardboard

Aug 01, 2018


Challenge Engaging Children in Creative Play

Since 2012, in the fall of each year, children across the globe have taken part in the Cardboard Challenge as a way to gear up for Imagination’s Day of Play. It all began following the success of the short film Caine's Arcade, the story of a nine-year-old boy and his elaborate cardboard arcade.

Librarians and educators learn how to create and implement maker spaces in schools with an online course.

May 15, 2018


Multifaceted Online Maker Program

The Library Journals Maker Workshop is a two-week online course designed for librarians and educators interested in overseeing or developing maker-oriented programming for the library. The course content will be relevant to librarians in schools or public libraries who serve various age groups and demographics.

Apr 16, 2018


Technology Support for Maker Communities

The SparkFun Community Partnership Program facilitates one-time collaborations between SparkFun and its community partners to support the work of makers in the field. In exchange for support through the donation of SparkFun hardware, community partners provide content for SparkFun’s channels to share their stories with the maker community at large.

STEM and Black Panther

Mar 01, 2018


3D Modeling Inspired by a Science Fiction Film

Netia McCray, an educator and founder of the nonprofit Mbadika (meaning “Ideas” in Kimbundu), has released a YouTube series for educators to share tips about incorporating the film Black Panther into their lesson plans.


Oct 02, 2017


Maker Projects and Workshops

Makerspace Playbook from Maker Media outlines two basic types of maker projects: exploratory workshops where students learn basic engineering and building skills through a sampling of brief activities, and applied projects that involve multiple disciplines and drive students to extend their basic skills.

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