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Makerfaire Zurich: Call for Makers is open now!

A6 Flyer_frontWhat is a Call for Makers? Basically it’s an invitation to come show your stuff at the event. We ask you to fill out a form telling us about what you’d like to show at the Faire, so we know who you are and we can keep track all of you, and we choose as many as we can fit to exhibit on September 17th &!8th.

But who is a Maker and what kinds of exhibits are appropriate? Pretty much whatever you make or do that you’re passionate about, as long as it’s something you can easily share with others. Maybe you and your child have made a box car, and would like to show it off. Maybe you make hats and mittens out of old sweaters you’ve felted. Maybe you’re an artist and the traditional gallery venue doesn’t really fit the scale or the mood of your work. Maybe you teach dance and you could teach it to a crowd! Or maybe you have a half-finished project in the garage that is just itching for a deadline… This is your great excuse to get out the tools or the knitting needles or whatever it is you’ve been neglecting!

Your Mini Maker Faire submission can be a display of something you’ve done, an activity you offer to do with kids and adults. But we are also looking for performers, teachers, and arts, crafts, as long as they fit the theme.

If you would like to participate as a maker or workshop leader please fill the form below:

Call for Makers

 

 

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Maker Faire comes to Zurich

Maker Faire comes to Zurich
September 17-18, 2016, 10am – 6pm at Dynamo, Wasserwerkstrasse 21

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Maker Faire is a family-friendly festival for digital crafts and new technologies, with a focus on making, learning and sharing – exhibition, workshops, talks and fun!

3D-Printing • Laser-Cutting • Microcomputers • Internet of Things • Hacks • DIY • Electronics • Soldering • Knitting • Wearables • Open Source Hardware • Open Data • Steam Punk • Serigraphy • Robots • Drones • Minecraft

Info for visitors and makers: www.makerfairezurich.ch

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Maker Culture in Education

For the last couple of years, I’ve been digging into the place of the Maker Culture in Education. Knowing my interest in the subject, Zurich International School invited me to be a part of their “Maker Research Group” as a part of their innovation projects. We started our research at the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year. In our group we had representatives of different departments of the school. Art, Library, Technology and Classroom teachers of various grades had the chance to meet, brainstorm, collaborate and research together. As a former technology coach and maker enthusiast, I took on the role of connecting the group with the other educators who are into maker culture and practice making in their schools. As a result of research our group leader John Butcher (Grade 4 teacher) wrote a reflection piece. Please take a look and read it here.

Another interesting piece during our research was the survey we conducted amongst a group of educators from around the world. You can view my presentation about the results in the below presentation.

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