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Learn to make.
Make to learn.

The GSE Makery provides equipment and support for the Graduate School of Education community to improve lives through hands-on learning.

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We challenge students to think deeply about how and what they learn when creating with tangible and digital tools.

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We create opportunities for faculty to extend students’ knowledge through hands-on lessons.

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We empower all GSE community members to learn to make their ideas tangible and design tools for learning.

Along the way we explore what is possible in a makerspace, within the context of the premier Stanford Graduate School of Education.

 

Highlights

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Tips for Teachers

You were planning a great hands-on lesson for your students before COVID hit. What do you do now? The GSE Makery staff share ideas: use stuff from home, send a kit, go digital, and focus on process.

 

Mathieu demonstrates making a cardboard animal.
Student Spotlight

With roughly 1/3 of the world sheltering in place, young children are often spending far more time than usual in front of computers. But it is still very important for them to be interacting physically with their environment. GSE student Mathieu Penot (LDT '20) is busy providing short online lessons for kids that get them making things, using materials found at home!

 

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Think about it.

Making objects helps us to question how and why things are made. Once you see how our world is constructed, you begin to realize that you could construct it differently.