Maker Infographic

So after some weeks of exploring what maker education is and what it might look like in a classroom, CEP 811 had me bring some of my thoughts together in an infographic. The infographic is intended so show a complex concept in simplified form. It is difficult to talk about all the varieties and variability that can occur within maker education in a single report, let alone a single picture. It really makes you think about what the most important aspects are, and how you think they ought to be presented. This makes it a really great ‘maker’ assignment as my finished product will show my understanding in crystallized form. (Yeah, I see what they did there. I bet this would be a great assignment for a social studies class, talking about important historical movements…)

So I chose to focus my infographic on what Maker Education can do for students that Traditional Education cannot. Most teachers need a good reason to upend their current way of teaching, so that felt like a natural place to start when presenting #MakerEd to my peers. Here’s what I made: (Link to, picture below does not include hyperlinks)

maker infographic

Some ideas are combined from more than once source, so the full resources are listed below, rather than cluttering the infographic.


Bransford, J.D., Brown, A.L., & Cocking, R.R. (2000). How people learn: Brain, mind, experience and school. National Academies Press. Retrieved from

Dougherty, D. (2011, January). Retrieved August 12, 2018, from

Halverson, E.R. & Sheridan, K. (2014). The maker movement in education. Harvard Educational Review, 84(4), 495-465.

Kelley, D. (2012, March). Retrieved August 12, 2018, from

Ch 2: Minds at Work. In O’Donnel, Wicklund, Peterson, Pigozzi & Mau. (Authors), The Third Teacher: 79 Ways You can use Design to Transform Teaching and Learning. Abrams.(2010)

Sheridan, K. Halverson, E.R., Litts, B.K., Brahms, L, Jacobs-Priebe, L., & Owens, T. (2014) Learning in the making: A comparative case-study of three maker spaces. Harvard Educational Review, 84(4), 505-565.