What is Maker Faire?
We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth. Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Makers come to show their creations and share their learnings. Attendees flock to Maker Faire to glimpse the future and find the inspiration to become Makers themselves.
I think I am becoming a geek! I went to the Maker Faire and have been finding lots of projects my students will love to explore through Maker Shed, Makey-Makey, Adafruit. A few weeks ago I went to Nanobots Day with one of my students. We build a robot using a Arduino and learned so much and had a great time! She wasn’t into participating in the battles at the end of the day at first but she really got into it! I will definitely take what I learned to school this year!