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Maker Education Activities

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This coming summer I am getting the opportunity to teach a maker education camp for three weeks, half-days at a local elementary school.  The descriptions for the three one-week workshops are:

  • Circuit Crafts: Build glowing, sensing, and interactive circuit projects; make electronic stickers, circuit sketchbooks, circuit cards, and sewn circuits.
  • Sweet Robotics: Make simple robotics using Popsicle sticks and LED lights; play with and build some robots with Makey Makey, littleBits, Hummingbird, and Modular Robotics.
  • Toy Hacking: Take apart simple electronic toys to see how they work & then put them back together again creating a new toy; make an operation game.

I created a website in order to aggregate possible activities, resources, and tutorials; and as a means to promote the workshops to parents, so they can see examples projects that the kids will be working on. Below is a link to my website.


Written by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

March 2, 2015 at 12:04 am

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  1. Hi Jackie,
    I love your blog and started following you on twitter! You are a wealth of information!
    I am high school art teacher writing my thesis technology use and art education at Towson University in Maryland. The main focus of my writing is flipped learning. I was wondering if you have anything published which I could review, or if you have any suggestions of researchers that I should look into. I will be referencing your blog in my thesis, but could also use peer reviewed articles. Thank you for your time and any suggestions that you can provide!


    March 6, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    • Thanks, Beth – appreciate the feedback. I just have my blog articles on the flipped classroom. Have you checked out ?

      Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

      March 6, 2015 at 7:52 pm

  2. Thanks. I’ll be using some of your ideas with my munchkins next week.


    June 15, 2016 at 3:50 am

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