Tablet+: free apps that are great for digital literacy projects

Many educators ask us for creative ideas for using tablets and smart phones in educational settings. These tools are becoming increasingly ubiquitous in homes, libraries, and classrooms making it increasingly difficult to come up with new and interesting ways to use them for teaching digital literacy skills. In today’s post we’re going to focus on […]

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MakerBus After School Classes

We are very excited to announce a new series of after school classes. Do you have an 8-12 year old who loves to explore, tinker, and take things apart? Bring your children to our after school classes and we will help introduce them to the maker movement. Our classes focus on hands-on, experiential learning that […]

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Make U, Eurekamp, and DHSI

Once a year, the MakerBus team heads out west to lovely Victoria for the Digital Humanities Summer Institute. Over 600 academics participate in this annual event, which consists of week-long intensive courses in subjects such as text analysis, digital pedagogy, web development and physical computing. In June 2014, Ryan, Beth, and Kim, together with members […]

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MAKE Spring!

The MakerBus Collaborative is teaming up with the always wonderful Lefty Smudges to bring you a workshop like no other! We’ll be starting from scratch making our own paper, constructing origami envelopes, getting a lesson on correspondence from Lefty, and leaving on week four with a beautiful handcrafted gift (just in time for Mother’s Day!). […]

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