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This Looks Pretty Cool: “Maker Camp 2013″

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As Read Write Web writes, today:

MAKE Magazine is kicking off Maker Camp, aimed at kids and teens but free and open to anyone who can access Google+. According to the Google blog, last year’s inaugural instance of the summer camp saw 1 million participants, thanks to the camp’s free and flexible curriculum.

As the description below this embedded video says:

Maker Camp is a 6-week virtual summer camp for anyone interested in DIY, making, creating, crafting, hacking, tinkering, and discovery. It’s free and it starts on July 8! Join us for 30 days and 30 projects. We’ll post projects and activities, and use Hangouts to visit cool places and meet interesting makers.

People can learn more and sign-up for it here.

I’m feeling pretty frustrated at my own ignorance right now. If I had known about this before, I could have worked with some of my students to set them up to participate in it, along with the other online activities they do (see How I’m Helping My Students Try To Avoid The “Summer Slide” and Part Two Of “How I’m Helping My Students Try To Avoid The “Summer Slide”” ).

Oh, well, there’s always next year.

I’m adding this info to both The Best Resources On The “Summer Slide” and to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Maker Movement.”

(Here’s a CNN story about the camp)

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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