Maker Project Rubric

Maker Project Rubric

Digital Harbor Foundation and its partners have developed the first Maker Project Rubric. It is a simple way to assess the progress and growth of a student maker — this rubric was specifically developed to measure any maker project they complete, whether its 3D printing, claymation, soldering, sewing, puppetry… whatever. It is also a way to, if necessary, assign a numerical percentage to a maker project.

Funding Your Makerspace

Funding Your Makerspace

Congratulations! You have started a makerspace. If you have ever attended a workshop or event with the Digital Harbor Foundation, you have have heard these wise words: “You can’t buy a makerspace, you have to make a makerspace!” However, sometimes you are going to want to buy some cool new toys, no? Let’s discuss a few effective fundraising methods and a process to keep your supply lines running as well as King’s Landing: after all, Winter is Coming…

Makerspace Starter Kit Contents

The following items are included in the Makerspace Starter Kit that accompanies our Making for Educators workshop. Additionally, source links are also provided for each item. *Updated as of November 2017 Quantity in Kit Kit Item w/ Link Source 10 CDs – blank Amazon 3 bags Balloons Dollar Tree 10 Push / Pull Caps US Plastic […]

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Setting Up a Space

Overview There are many types of makerspaces and a variety of ways you can get started with setting up your makerspace. The same 3 principles apply regardless of what type of makerspace you make: Allow people freedom to experiment Allow people to feel comfortable with failure Allow people the opportunity to progress and iterate Types […]

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What is a Makerspace?

Makerspaces are generally a space to design and create things. A makerspace can be any size and any type of space where people create. It can be a corner of your room, a formal makerspace building within a community, and anything in between. Three Core Principles of Makerspaces Makerspaces allow people… freedom to experiment to […]

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