Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for Fab Labs and Makerspaces

16E06-MMFrontCoverOnlyMeaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for Fab Labs and Makerspaces (Volumes 1 & 2)

Edited by Paulo Blikstein, Sylvia Libow Martinez, Heather Allen Pang, Kevin Jarrett

Project ideas, articles, best practices, and assessment strategies from educators at the forefront of making and experiential education.

Meaningful Making books are available for free as a downloadable PDF, or in print at major online retailers including Amazon.com. Proceeds of the print edition will be used to fund FabLearn Fellow activities.

About the books
A learning revolution is in the making around the world. Enthusiastic educators are using the new tools and technology of the maker movement to give children authentic learning experiences beyond textbooks and tests. The Columbia University FabLearn Fellows are a group of K­­–12 educators working at the forefront of this movement in all corners of the globe. They teach in Fab Labs, makerspaces, classrooms, libraries, community centers, and museums—all with the goal of making learning more meaningful in the modern world.

In these two volumes, FabLearn Fellows share inspirational ideas from their learning spaces, assessment strategies and recommended projects across a broad range of age levels. Illustrated with color photos of real student work, the Fellows take you on a tour of the future of learning, where children make sense of the world by making things that matter to them and their communities. To read this book is to rediscover learning as it could be and should be—a joyous, mindful exploration of the world, where the ultimate discovery is the potential of every child.

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Meaningful Making (Volume 1): Projects and Inspirations for Fab Labs and Makerspaces

Softcover paperback ISBN: 978-0-9891511-9-1
158 pages
MSRP $29.95 US

Hard cover ISBN: 978-0-9975543-4-2
158 pages
MSRP $49.95

e-book ISBN: 978-0-9891511-2-2

Print versions are available from Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble, and major online retailers worldwide.

Meaningful Making 1 Contributors

Authors – Jaymes Dec, Gilson Domingues, Christa Flores, Susan Klimczak, David Malpica, Roy Ombatti, Keith Ostfeld, Heather Allen Pang, Erin Riley, Tracy Rudzitis, Mark Schreiber, Susanna Tesconi, Nalin Tutiyaphuengprasert, Aaron Vanderwerff, Juliet Wanyiri

Editors – Paulo Blikstein, Sylvia Libow Martinez, Heather Allen Pang


Meaningful Making (Volume 2): Projects and Inspirations for Fab Labs and Makerspaces

Softcover paperback ISBN: 978-0-9994776-1-8
248 pages
MSRP $29.95 US

Hardcover ISBN: 978-0-9994776-2-5
248 pages
MSRP $49.95

Print versions are available from Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble, and major online retailers worldwide.

Meaningful Making 2 Contributors

Authors: Josh Ajima, Sarah Alfonso Emerson, Anne Bown-Crawford, Justin Brown, Reina Sofia Cabezas, Jaymes Dec, Koff i Dodji Honou, Cassia Fernandez, Christa Flores, Alphonse Habyarimana, David Hann, Nico Janik, Kevin Jarrett, Wojciech Karcz, Susan Klimczak, Per-Ivar Kloen, Angela Sofia Lombardo, Angie O’Malley, Heather Allen Pang, Mario Parade, Sam Phillips, Erin Riley, Daniel Schermele, Mark Schreiber, Nalin Tutiyaphuengprasert, Aaron Vanderwerff, Juliet Wanyiri, and Mathias Wunderlich

Editors: Paulo Blikstein, Sylvia Libow Martinez, Heather Allen Pang, and Kevin Jarrett

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