Make to Learn

The Make to Learn web site was established to advance maker education. As the name implies, the site was established in the belief that it is possible to learn by making. The site features activities that were developed by a fabrication network (FabNet) of linked makerspaces. Collaborators in the FabNet coalition include the University of Virginia, Princeton University, Midland Technical College, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, among others.

The activities hosted on this web site have been piloted in the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia and in the Laboratory School for Advanced Manufacturing. These include a series of FabNet Invention Kits that allow students to use digital fabrication technologies such as 3D printing to construct working models of both historic and modern inventions. The curriculum for an introduction to maker education developed within this framework is shared on this site. The activities on this site are in various stages of development. Therefore we recommend that educators pilot activities prior to incorporating them into classes or workshops.