The ‘Maker Movement’ has taken off worldwide. Students are becoming tinkerers, designers, programmers, and builders. But the maker movement isn’t about million dollar maker spaces and hi-tech gadgets, it’s about a mindset.
In this interview, Mark Barnett, a Makerspace expert, PHD student and global consultant, teaches us how to adopt this ‘maker mindset’ and configure hybrid learning experiences that:
- Transform our fixed classrooms to flexible learning spaces
- Design personalized learning experiences that allow students to thrive in remote environments
- ‘Hack’ the ideal week together with students that allow for asychronous and synchronous experiences
- Adopt a maker mindset to adapt to changes caused by CoVid-19
Connect with Mark:
Linked In: @makerMark
Mark’s Bio: Mark is an educator, researcher, ed-tech professional, and a PhD student, studying how children can use Machine Learning as a catalyst for metacognitive thinking. He is passionate about project-based learning and teaching students to create with tools and technologies. With over 15 years of experience in STEAM and maker education, he has consulted with teachers and administrators all over the world to set up and design impactful learning experiences with makerspaces and related technology centres. He speaks internationally about equity and access to STEAM and maker education, most notably at conferences like: Stanford FabLearn, TEDx, MIT Libre Learn Lab, SXSWedu, EARCOS in Bangkok, UNESCO in India and at 21st Century Learning in Hong Kong.