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Maker kids creativemakingconf

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Maker kids creativemakingconf

  1. 1. Andy Forest – Chief Instigator andy@makerkids.ca @Maker_Kids www.makerkids.ca
  2. 2. NoiseBridge Hackerspace Photo: http://drenboy.com/tech/ TechShop Makerspace Photo: http://01sj.org/2010/out-of-the- garage/techshop-workshop/
  3. 3. • It’s OK to fail • Experiential Learning - Learn by doing • Choose to celebrate Making (not just what they’ve made)
  4. 4. Advice from Maker Kids for other Maker Kids “Mistakes aren’t really bad cause you can learn not to do your mistake again” - Adam, age 8 “Make a plan before you start” - Blaede, age 10 “Be patient when working in a group!” "Make sure when you’re drilling something, you put something underneath it so you don’t drill through the table.” - Amelia & Maceo, age 11 “At first when I came here, I had no idea how any of this electric stuff worked, and I’m just like, how I am going to be able to make this? But over time with my mistakes, I realized it gets easier and it comes to me and sometimes making a mistake actually teaches you something – why something doesn’t work.” - Joe, age 11 “Get one thing working well first, instead of trying too many things at the same time” - Julia, age 12
  5. 5. MakerKids' Recipe: 1. Dedicated space 2. Real Tools 3. Process over Product 4. Interest Driven 5. Kids Teaching Kids 6. Kids Teaching Us 7. Exhibition 8. Community
  6. 6. How can we help you? Making Makers symposium! What do you want included??
  7. 7. http://makerfairetoronto.com/ Saturday & Sunday September 21, 22 Wychwood Barns
  8. 8. We’re turning one! MakerKids Picnic! Make your own pizza, rockets, GIANT croquet…… Sunday August 11 2-5pm Dufferin Grove Park
  9. 9. Andy Forest – Chief Instigator andy@makerkids.ca @Maker_Kids www.makerkids.ca

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