Maker Breaker

MAKER BREAKER: Alice Waters introduced gardens to schools across America; Make’s Dale Dougherty wants to create “Makerspaces.” Makerspaces aim to be safe places for tinkering, particularly in high schools. Dale helped get one started this past year in a traditional public high school in Sebastapol. His plans call for starting 10 more this year. A Makerspace is a spot with enough elbow room (and decent ventilation) to allow students to work--and to keep half-made projects and a few tools. In this San Francisco Chronicle piece, Betsy describes the 10-item “starter” list of the tools needed to get a Makerspace going.

Dale will be talking in the DIY Pavilion on Saturday at 1:30; there will also be a “make a Maker Space” display there all weekend. Oh, and there’s even a free playbook! Here it is!

Stay up to date on edtech. News, research, and opportunities - sent weekly, for free.

Who we are

EdSurge helps schools and colleges find, select and use the right technology to support all learners.
© 2011-2017 EdSurge Inc. All rights reserved. Every student succeeds.