TEDx Speaker on Maker Education – Podcast Episode 162 | Classnotes Podcast 162
Classnotes Podcast (April 19, 2016) Mark Barnett, IDRA’s new chief IT strategist, was a presenter a TEDx talk at TEDx San Antonio on “Everyone is a Maker, but Not Everyone has Access.” Mark is a STEM and Maker education expert who is passionate about equal opportunity technology education. In his time as a teacher and consulting with schools and other youth serving organizations he has been committed to showing that hands-on learning and project-based learning improves education outcomes and excites students.
He also served almost 30,000 students in low-income and rural schools with the high-tech makerspace on wheels called the Geekbus, which has received national recognition and awards. In this podcast episode, he shares highlights from his TEDx talk including the development of “Maker Education” and his early days as a teen building a 3-D printer from a rudimentary kit from the Ukraine before most people had ever heard of 3-D printers.
Mark is interviewed by Laurie Posner, MPA, IDRA senior education associate.
Show length: 13:31
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Video: Everyone is a Maker, but not everyone has access
Mark Barnett at TEDxSanAntonio, video on YouTube [9:28 min]
Youth Makerspace Playbook
By the Maker Education Initiative
Maker Education Initiative – Every Child a Maker
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