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Hands On Projects Promote More Thinking in the Classroom

Civics in the Community | June 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

Hands On Projects Promote More Thinking in the Classroom

Would you rather learn about how a computer works by reading about it or building one with your hands? Last week, we asked students to think about how they like to learn in our #DoNowMaker post.

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Do You Learn Better Through Making?

Do Now | May 30, 2014 | 97 Comments

Do You Learn Better Through Making?

For several years now, the practice of making things has really turned into a cultural phenomenon. Referred to as Maker Culture or the DIY Movement, self-sufficiency through completing tasks without the aid of a paid expert (aka do-it-yourself), usually involving technology and online sharing has truly exploded around us, especially in the Bay Area. Why is this happening?

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#HIVESF: A Maker Hacker Pop-Up Media Jam Fest for Teens

Community Voices | November 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

#HIVESF: A Maker Hacker Pop-Up Media Jam Fest for Teens

A few weeks ago, the San Francisco Public Library in collaboration with KQED, California Academy of Sciences, and Bay Area Video Coalition organized a two day pop-up event for young people to mess around with media production in digital and analog and tactile formats.

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