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Why Does the Makers Movement Matter?

As I woke up to attend the Atlanta Makerfaire 2014, I started to reflect upon why I personally get excited about growing the SparkMacon MakerSpace community. Why is building a makerspace community important? Why is growing a community of art and technology creatives worthy of investment and time? Highlights from Atlanta Maker Faire 2014 Growing Innovative Culture

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12 Top Posts on InspiredToEducate.NET

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SparkMacon MakerSpace CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN HAS LAUNCHED! Contribute now and tell your friends!

  SparkMacon is a community innovation space equipped with the tools, equipment, and grass-roots education required to convert your idea into a reality. Think of us as a gym membership to exercise your creativity, hands and brain. We aspire to blend the best of art and technology. Learn more about our SparkMacon campaign at IndieGogo.com

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Georgia Kid’s STEM Day at the Museum of Aviation

To help inspire the next generation of scientists and technology professionals, the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins organized the Georgia Kids STEM Day on 8/16/2014. It was a pleasure to see the museum education team and volunteers across middle Georgia come together to help kids from 2nd to 5th grade experience the fun and

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SparkMacon: Our MakerSpace for Macon

SparkMacon is a community innovation space equipped with the tools, equipment, and grass-roots education required to convert your idea into a reality.   Think of it as a gym membership to exercise your creativity, hands and brain.   Our community will serve artisans, technology creatives, and creative tinkers with access to tools and equipment, training, and support

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Georgia Kids’ STEM Day 2014

  You can also find the registration form at this link. To learn more about the education resources at the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robins, GA, please visit the following links: http://www.moaeducation.com/ http://www.museumofaviation.org/  (Our kids love this museum)   Join the Spark Macon Maker Space Community on Facebook Posts From InspiredToEducate.NET 10+ Lessons To Help You

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Stepping Outside the Mainstream

Today is the first day of school for our boys (I know, early right?!). It has been quite the journey leading to this day and I spent some time reflecting on it last night as I laid out clothes and carefully packed lunchboxes. As both a student and a teacher, the first day of school

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Pi-Bot: A Great Kit for Learning Arduino Robotics!

  I just finished putting together my first Arduino robot: PiBot .  The PiBot is a fun kit for learning about Arduino robotics.   Using the kit, student inventors and tinkerers learn the mechanical aspects of building a basic robot and learn how to program it using C.   From a brief review, my kids

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What we can learn from hackerspaces: Catarina Mota at TEDxStockholm

  “Creativity is a great motivator because it makes people interested in what they are doing. Creativity gives hope that there can be a worthwhile idea. Creativity gives the possibility of some sort of achievement to everyone. Creativity makes life more fun and more interesting.” — Edward de Bono   Maker spaces/hacker spaces are community

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#InventToLearn #ISTE2014 Workshop: Projects and Inspiration

Inspiring and fun day of reflection, making and tinkering. Check out the project ideas, blog posts, and resources. Thanks Sylvia and Gary for the great day!  You guys are my inspiration.   [View the story “#InventToLearn #ISTE2014 Workshop: Projects and Inspiration” on Storify]   Posts From InspiredToEducate.NET 10+ Lessons To Help You Grow Your Skills

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