Okay London, we’ve got a big idea – like 1,500+ people setting a world record big. Monday night we were honoured to receive the support of Awesome London (a community group that gives out $1000 each month for an awesome cause) to make our dream of setting a world record in London a reality. According […]Read more "Let’s set a world record in London with the World’s Longest Human Circuit!"
At almost every event or workshop we attend, parents ask our team members the same question, “How do I encourage my child to learn about coding?” While there are a number of great learn-to-code resources available today, Scratch is our go-to suggestion. Each week we’ll be posting a new tip or tutorial for learning how […]Read more "Introduction to Scratch Part II: Creating Custom MaKey MaKey Instruments"
We talk with a lot of parents in our community who want their children to engage with the maker movement, but can’t afford expensive classes and equipment. Learning like a maker doesn’t have to be expensive, in fact, many makers pride themselves on self-learning and building things as cheaply as possible. In this post we’re […]Read more "Affordable and Accessible Maker Learning Resources for Parents (Part 2)"
At almost every event or workshop we attend, parents ask our team members the same question, “How do I encourage my child to learn about coding?” While there are a number of great learn-to-code resources available today, Scratch is our go-to suggestion. Each week we’ll be posting a new tip or tutorial for learning how […]Read more "Introduction to Scratch Part 1: What is Scratch?"
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 […]Read more "Tablet+: free apps that are great for digital literacy projects"
Conductive paint, while awesome, can be expensive if purchased from online retailers. Spending $12 on a 10ml tube of conductive paint, really adds up quickly for parents and educators. For some time now at the MakerBus we’ve been experimenting with making homemade conductive paint that is less expensive that store bought varieties – now at long […]Read more "How to make homemade conductive paint"
Even though it feels like 2015 just started, March Break is already around the corner. The MakerBus is gearing up for a busy week of fun outreach projects with community partners around the city. We’re happy to offer free, family pop-up activities in partnership with London Public Library on the following dates and locations: Tuesday […]Read more "Maker projects for a fun March Break"
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 […]Read more "MakerBus After School Classes"
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 […]Read more "Make U, Eurekamp, and DHSI"
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!). […]Read more "MAKE Spring!"