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The Scholastic Drone Racing League

The brainchild of PCS Edventures and MultiGP Drone Racing, The Scholastic Drone Racing League is the world’s first UAV racing league to come to Junior and Senior High Schools across the United States. Read more

Maker Germination Around the Nation

When you think about the term makerspace, it’s hard to put an exact definition to the word — not even Merriam-Webster has one. To the fabricators of the world, it’s a cornucopia of invention. To the programmers, it’s a hub of genius and collaboration. For woodworkers, it’s an oasis of sawdust and 24 Grit sandpaper. To the makers, it’s an opportunity to explore the depths of your creative imagination. Depending on what you love and what you want to discover, “makerspace” can mean two completely different things to any two people.Read more

The Dollars and Cents of a Makerspace

With a hurricane of funding cuts on the horizon, the word “budgeting” has never been scarier. From pinching pennies in an already frugal environment to researching proposed spending cuts, it’s hard to not feel overwhelmed. If your admission charges can’t cover your costs, what are you going to do? Well, like Luke strapping into the X-Wing for the rebel’s final stand, don’t lose hope just yet.Read more

Choosing What’s Best for Your Makerspace

You have the space, the students and the drive to mold the minds of the future, but how do you know you’re providing them with the right tools to explore their curiosities? A simple google search for “makerspace supplies” yields result after result of shopping lists, but, on top of being daunting for beginning spaces, these lists aren’t made for your space. Your makerspace isn’t one-size-fits-all.

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Transforming Learning with Technology: New ISTE Standards for Students

Education is constantly evolving thanks to technological advancements. In order to provide structure to this evolution process, the International Society for Technology in Education (or ISTE) has developed and released its newest set of standards for students. The goal of these standards is to equip students of all ages to succeed in a global community that is becoming increasingly digitized. Read more