Maker Club represents a shared connection to Making between students.
A Maker Club can be as small as 5 students, as large as a classroom of 30, involve the entire school or even go district-wide. With the resources provided, you can conduct a day of activities, a week, month, or even a year. If you’d like to get a more formal club going, it’s best to start small, create partnerships with other teachers and parents, and grow the club based on the interests of those who make it up. Resources from Maker Club can be used by existing programs, after-school clubs, and Tech Ed classes.
There is no set way to start or shape your club, and the nature of Maker Culture is to share with your neighbour, and borrow project ideas from one another. In the name of “learning by doing,” you may even find that there’s a keen student that would like to lead their club or Maker Faire in their classroom. By starting a Maker Club in your classroom or after school program, you get to set the rules, structure, and projects. At the end of this booklet, you will find resources on how to connect with your local Maker communities, and what’s happening in your region. Learn from what others are doing, and don’t be afraid to bring ideas you may see at a Maker Faire, into the classroom.