This article explores Why “Maker Faires” Are Important For Kids.
TIME (5/23) reports that over 150,000 people attended this year’s at the San Mateo Events Center. According to Time, “these shows have become increasingly important as a means to introduce kids to” science, technology, engineering and math. Time reports that “at Maker Faires, children get hands-on experience with electronic gadgets, from programming to soldering. Kids can play with robotic kits, try building a drone and generally tinker with all sorts of gizmos.”
View the 156 videos that showcase innovative work taking place across the country and read the discussions that complement each video. This event runs from Tuesday, May 17 through Monday, May 23. Videos recognized as “facilitators’ choice”, “public choice” and “presenters’ choice” will be announced on this site on Tuesday, May 24.
Maker Faire Atlanta 2016 has been scheduled for October 1-2 in downtown Decatur. Save the date for a very fun and informative weekend of Making. This year we will be offering guided tours of the Faire for teachers - highlighting makers with great ideas for the classroom.