SXSWedu is thrilled to highlight the engaging and practical hands-on approach to learning that is taking flight as a result of the growing "Maker" movement in education.
In addition to hosting a number of DIY and Maker sessions, the Makerspace will showcase exhibits from makers, creators and DIYers throughout the SXSWedu Conference & Festival.
Digital Harbor Foundation
Digital Harbor Foundation will be presenting the work of Baltimore City public school students involved in our after school maker programs and will share our experience designing a Common Core aligned tech and maker curriculum that helps place kids in real world paid internships.
Discover Create Advance
Come see a quirky little robot family (It-zee, Bit-zee, Spider and Spout) made from every day things. They can be controlled by a universal remote. They can also light up, move around, talk and much more. These projects were created at Khan Academy to provide examples of how great projects can make a difference in the hearts and minds of students everywhere.
Stop by and grab a laser engrave & cut sample from Epilog – you never know what we’ll be making!
Fab Lab SD
At the Fab Lab San Diego booth, participants will glimpse into the world of rapid prototyping and the role that making things can play in learning environments.
Geekdom will be showcasing examples of "Making" in education, from 3D Printing to Robotics, Engineering Design and Electronics. Curriculum samples and ideas will be shown along with examples of student built robotics and electronics.
Learn how to start a Makerspace or Maker Club in your school or your community. A Makerspace is a learning environment rich with possibilities. As new hardware and software tools for making, digital design, and fabrication are emerging, we're working together — with teachers and community leaders — to get those tools into the hands of a wider audience. We're building the infrastructure for more kids and adults to connect to a future in which they can personally change, modify or “hack” the physical world, creating things that were nearly impossible to do on their own just a few years ago.
Mount Vernon's Institute for Innovation
Four years ago Mount Vernon launched the Center for Design Thinking, further establishing the School's mission to be the best in developing and delivering a 21st Century learning experience. Come experience Mount Vernon's D.E.E.P. process, a learning approach developed by Stanford University's d.school. Participants will see up close how students in Kindergarten through 12th grade: Identify real world issues, collaborate through research, test their results and produce prototypes to impact the world.
TechShop will showcase its members projects--including ones made with the Raspberry Pi and Arduino. Check out a 3D printer and a laser cutter at work and find out more about how the hackerspace can help you with hands-on learning!
Tynker is a creative computing platform that empowers kids to learn computational thinking and programming in a fun and intuitive way. Tynker will showcase their software platform, tools for classrooms and creations made by children.
Makerspace hosted by Cognizant
Cognizant is a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services. Cognizant’s Making the Future education initiative seeks to inspire young learners to pursue science, technology, engineering and math disciplines by creating fun, hands-on learning opportunities.