Maker Vocabulary


These are just a few basic terms jumpstart your thoughts about makers and making. Please expand on these to define makers and making in your learning environment.

Making – learning by doing or creating
Maker – someone who creates and shares
Makerspace – a place to design and create
Maker Movement – growing community of makers, often centered around new technologies

Suggested Activity

Ask your stakeholders to write, sketch, or share what they think of when asked the following questions:

  • What is a maker?
  • What is a makerspace?

This can be done as simply as using chart paper to draw and write your ideas as a small group.