DIY in the Classroom

Research suggests that young adults are motivated in school settings when they believe in their own self- efficacy, have intrinsic motivation, set goals, experience agency, and demonstrate interest (Deci & Ryan, 1985 ; Dweck, 1999 ;Pintrich & Schunk, 2002 ; Renninger, Hidi, & Krapp, 1992 )

What is DIY?

DIY- Do-it-yourself, refers to the ability to use a wide range of skill sets to create different products or projects.

Check Out These Great DIY Resources

Makerspaces in Education

What is a Makerspace?

A Makerspace is a collaborative space where people have access to tools and resources to create projects and networks of others interested in similar

Check out this article on the "7 Things You Should Know About: Makerspaces"

How can you be a maker educator?

Check Out These Great Maker Resources

Coursera is offering a great course on "Tinkering" and how to integrate activities that inspire students to want to learn in maker environments.

Tinkering Fundamentals: A Constructionist Approach to STEM Learning

Ways to integrate makerspaces in the classroom:  http://www.edutopia.org/blog/designing-a-school-ma...

Tips to transform a room into a makerspace:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/tips-to-transform-lea...

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/classroom-makerspaces...

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