Making is the opportunity to share what is important to you. It gives people the opportunity to showcase their interests and abilities in a community of like-minded people. I do not believe Maker can be defined in one sentence. Instead, I believe it is something that is different for every person and is dependent on what each individual hopes. I believe Making is an outlet for students to show their skills that otherwise might not be recognized within the classroom.
Amy Gross (Curriculum and Instruction) - Fall 2017Making is a way to bring knowledge to life, engage students, and create meaningful experiences. Making represents creativity in teaching and learning and it creates a novel experience that forces students to be present and active in class. Making can create pride in one's work with the potential to have a tangible product that students can walk away with.
Making means to me the ability to have students use their strengths to explore and discover that they can accomplish new things. Making means asking why and how things work and discovering different answers to these questions.
Hannah Spock (Biochemistry) - Spring 2017Making is a great cross-curricular tool which relies on many skills, depending on the project. My favorite aspect is the potential for creativity and artistic expression, followed closely by the need for incorporation of "shop" skills and technology.
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