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

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  • Maker Voices: Abigail

    At the end of a long day of classes, working on my Catan board became the one thing I really wanted to do.

    December 17, 2021

  • Maker Voices: Em

    "Taking the long route [of using found materials] helped me slow down. I became a little more curious about materials that are all around us and more thoughtful about how ..."

    August 19, 2021

  • Maker Voices: Shizza

    "The process was extremely fun and deeply satisfying. I am excited to see my son play with this toy once it is completed."

    August 19, 2021

  • Maker Voices: Cali

    "I also appreciated how my time in the GSE Makery encouraged me to prototype and iterate often, and strive for progress over perfection. Each project involved a lot of trial ..."

    August 19, 2021

  • Maker Voices: Greg

    "The process of building this photo frame was genuinely fun, exciting and an experiential process. Not everything went according to plan, but I believe I learnt so much from the...

    August 19, 2021

  • Maker Voices: Victoria

    "My projects are not perfect but I know more today than I knew a few weeks ago. Building a project from start to finish and over several weeks was an engaging educational ...

    July 05, 2021

  • Maker Voices: Jess

    "It was a little bit like the microcosm of this pandemic school year for me--so many challenges and unexpected miscalculations, but ultimately, persevering with something to be ...

    July 05, 2021

  • Precious pictures

    Take your favorite photos and create a tangible, interactive display. Great as a gift, fidget toy, or just to keep on your desk.

    May 01, 2021

  • Maker Voices: Aditya

    "When we hire staff, we prioritize humility as a key metric, even above technical competence. The latter can be learned on the job, but the former is very hard to teach."

    January 11, 2021

  • Holiday Gifts

    There's nothing quite so satisfying as giving a gift you've made yourself. The gifts of your time and personal touch add meaning to the finished product. Here are ideas for four...

    December 04, 2020

  • Make your own masks!

    Why not make your own mask this Halloween? There are so many ways to create scary, weird, or pretty costume accessories from easily accessible materials!

    October 24, 2020

  • Summer of Creativity

    Join us in some fun and games this summer! We'll show you a bunch of ways to make your own fun. You can do the challenges on your own, or tune in for some support and good company.

    July 23, 2020

  • Student Spotlight: Heymitch

    Student Mitch "Heymitch" Stevens (LDT '20) is passionate about helping students design a better life. So he launched The Interesting Project, a 42 day challenge to do "something...

    June 02, 2020

  • Tips for Teachers: Remote hands

    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, ...

    April 30, 2020

  • Student Spotlight: Mathieu

    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..

    April 23, 2020

  • Thinking About Sustainability

    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.

    March 03, 2020