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New Classroom Resources with SAM Labs

Over the last few months we've had the privilege of working with the very amazing SAM Labs team to create 4 classroom resources that help students learn core science curriculum by making and inventing with SAM. SAM Labs creates the tools and technology for kids to explore and express their...

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Take To the Skies With Makematic

Makematic joined up with BBC NI as part of The Great Flying Challenge to take you through a journey into flight and 3D model creation in this mini masterclass. The mini masterclass is made up of 20 videos - covering the science of flight, designing and building a 3D model plane and exporting...

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5 Takeaways on Facebook, Video and the Future of Content

via GIPHY “The best way to tell stories in this world — where so much information is coming at us — actually is video. It commands so much information in a much quicker period so actually the trend helps us digest more of the information in a quicker way.” Nicola Mendelsohn, VP EMEA,...

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Minecraft Masterclass Teachers' Edition

Last week we launched our Minecraft Masterclass on Kickstarter. As part of the campaign, we're trying something new - a Teachers' Edition. And it's already proving popular. Thousands of educators already use Minecraft and other creative tools in their classrooms. The one thing we hear a lot...

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Help Support our 1st MakeMatic Kickstarter

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Day 94 - MakeMatic 3 Months In

The first version of makematic.com went live on January 22nd - a little over 3 months ago now - so I thought it might be time for a quick roundup of where we've got to so far. And what we're planning for the next 3 months and beyond. Playing with ContentThe keen eyed readers amongst you will...

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Making Maker Ed Work for Teachers

One of the keynote speakers at this year's SxSWedu was Ayah Bdeir, founder of Littlebits - electronic building blocks that snap together using magnets, making for 'foolproof inventing'. At the event they launched the STEAM Student set (see video above) - a kit designed for both...

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Seven Things We Learned at SxSWedu

A photo posted by @makematichq on Mar 9, 2016 at 1:59pm PST Last week we had the pleasure of presenting a session at SxSWedu in Austin. If you haven't encountered SxSWedu yet, it's a 4-day conference-slash-festival focused on innovation in education. As a spin-off from the much...

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New Class: How to Make a Custom Sword in Minecraft

The very first class is now live on MakeMatic.com. We've partnered with the amazing team at Hypixel to create a 40 minute class on creating custom Minecraft weapons. Sean McCafferty (aka Moo) is Hypixel's Content Administrator and is responsible for all of the content in Hypixel's maps and...

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Picking My University Degree

A few words from the latest member of the MakeMatic team. Aine has joined us as a researcher, helping shape the content of each class and hustling to pull together the logistics around the shoot. We asked her for some thoughts on her educational experiences ... Like a lot of young people...

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