Kits enable making. They are especially good for beginners and they are also a convenience for parents who want to encourage children to start making but don’t have time to track down tools and supplies. The number of kits and the different types of kits by and for makers have grown from only a few to maybe thousands. In this conversation, we’ll be talking about the educational value and uses of kits: What makes a good educational kit? What makes an educational kit good for children? Does it need to be tied to curriculum?
Join host Dorothy Jones-Davis of Nation of Makers and Dale Dougherty of Make: Community along with the following panelists.
- Jay Silver, Makey Makey
- Canon Reeves, MOREBot
- Lance Akiyama, STEM Inventions
- Pete Prodoehl & Joshua Zimmerman, Brown Dog Gadgets
-Deren Güler, Teknikio
- Tianli Yu, Morpx
- Jie Qi, Chibitronics
- Joel Sadler, Piper
- Shannon Hoover and Carrie Leung, Make Fashion