Meaningful Making Book


A New Book from the FabLearn Fellows:

Meaningful Making: Projects and Inspirations for FabLabs and Makerspaces

Edited by Paulo Blikstein, Sylvia Libow Martinez, Heather Allen Pang

This book contains project ideas, articles, and best practices from educators at the forefront of making and hands-on education. The Stanford University FabLearn Fellows are a group of K­-12 educators teaching in Fab Labs, makerspaces, classrooms, libraries, community centers, and museums—all with the goal of making learning more meaningful.

In this book, the FabLearn Fellows share inspirational ideas from their learning spaces, assessment strategies and recommended projects across a broad range of age levels. Illustrated with color photos of real student work, the Fellows take you on a tour of the future of learning, where children make sense of the world by making things that matter to them and their communities.  

Meaningful Making is available for free as a downloadable PDF, or in print at major online retailers. Proceeds of the print edition will be used to fund future FabLearn fellowships and activities for K-12 educators.

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About this book

Print book ISBN: 978-0- 9891511-9-1

e-book ISBN: 978-0- 9891511-2- 2

Print version available from and major online retailers worldwide.

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Published by Constructing Modern Knowledge Press