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Summer is a time where students can explore their interests in learning. What do you want your own child to learn about? What do you want to explore for your classroom for 2020? The Summer of Making is on, and we have fresh ideas to keep you making all summer long!

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We believe an analogy can be made with maker culture and education. We have witnessed enormous changes when children and their teachers engage with the physical world by make things. Part of that engagement produces curiosity and persistence. Some of the energy is focused on problem solving and collaboration. We’ve seen creativity and critical thinking expand into agency and self-esteem. Making things is often surprising, always deepens understanding and invariably brings joy back to teaching and learning.

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If you are at home like most parents or teachers, you could probably use a few extra ideas to help your kids and students engage in meaningful educational experiences. For this reason, our team at 1st Maker Space hacompiled a list of 10 resources that can be used by teachers and parents alike. These resources cover a variety of topics including making, 3D printing, coding, and even environmental sustainability!

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With the age of social distancing dawning, many school corporations are struggling to engage with students. Many parents spend countless hours directing their children back to the computer for eLearning. Still, eLearning only encapsulates a piece of the holistic experience educators provide for students during normal school hours. 1st Maker Space has a solution. We are offering individual STEM Take-Out Kits for school corporations, after-school programs, and foundations to provide to students and youth along with weekly meal pick-up. Many students have their greatest educational moments in a lab or hands-on learning environment. Children, especially those in elementary school, have...

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Makers across the world are making valuable medical supplies using 3D printers, laser cutters, and sewing machines for medical professionals on the front line. 1st Maker Space is making face shields for Community Hospital.

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