fabschool

FabSchool is an after-school activity of Waag, a course for children in the age of 10-14 years in all aspects of learning by making (maker education).

 

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There will be five new 'Maakplaatsen' in Amsterdam in the coming years. That will bring the total to 11 locations.

 

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Waag will start the first pilot of the project DOIT Europe at the Maakplaats Slotermeer.

 

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From November 1st, the maker spaces of Maakplaats 021 have a brand new hotspot location, this time at OBA Ganzenhoef in Amsterdam!

 

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Henk from Waag tells why we need more hackers and people with the hacker attitude. Teaching this to kids is a good start, he explains.

 

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On 21 April, Waag will host the third Educators and Tech NL meetup for two great presentations about teaching programming (by Lieke Boon) and maker education (by Waag's Creative Learning Lab).

 

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Fabschool Kids will travel to Hamburg to give a Scratch workshop for kids between 8 and 12 years old, at the 30th Chaos Communication Congress (#30C3).

 

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On 13 December, 2017, the final workshop of FabSchool took place at the Waag, where children demonstrated their sustainable solutions.

 

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Fabschool tought a series of classes in the 021 Maakplaats (Makerspace) in Reigersbos. Kinderen got acquainted with new technology such as 3D printers, lasercutters and design software.

 

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On 4 November 2017, we're raising our glass to celebrate ten inspiring years of maker culture at Fablab Amsterdam, the first Fablab in The Netherlands!

 

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The second series FabSchool of this year was completely about the wonderful world of biotechnology. Covered by our Open Wetlab for five years by now, but within the context of FabSchool still uncharted terrain. What did we do in our 12 weeks of biotech activities?

 

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Waag’s FabSchool programme at Maakplaats 021 Reigersbos in Amsterdam-Zuidoost starts September 1st, 2017.

 

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On Friday June 2nd, another FabSchool series of four afternoons by Waag started at the Maakplaats 021 Waterlandplein (Amsterdam-North). This time, they were programmed around the theme of making your own fidget spinner.

 

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By participating in the FabSchool workshops, young people develop problem-solving skills: they discover that they are able to solve seemingly huge problems.

 

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By participating in the FabSchool workshops, young people develop problem-solving skills: they discover that they are able to solve seemingly huge problems.

 

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A new series of FabSchool Kids workshops for children in the age of 10-12 years.

 

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Maker Education has the future, says Remco Pijpers (of Mijn Kind Online) in an opinion article about maker education.

 

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On Firday 11 December 2015, the first national work conference of the Platform Maker Education took place at MakerSchool X11 in Utrecht.

 

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Sometimes you find find something on Instructables or a similar website that you would like to make yourself, but all the parts you need are hard to get.

 

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From May to July 2016, we are organising an follow-up course for participants of our earlier editions of FabSchool Kids.

 

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Maker education is in the spotlights in The Netherlands. Amsterdam started the new schoolyear with a conference on educational innovation: Scratch Amsterdam 2015. Maker education stands for learning programming and coding, making things and invent: working with your hands and not only with your head.

 

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A new series of FabSchool Kids workshops for children in the age of 10-12 years. For more information on these workshop, please turn to the Dutch version of this page.

 

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You are invited to the 2015 Scratch Conference in Amsterdam, 12 – 15th August 2015. Teachers, researchers, developers and other members of the worldwide Scratch community are gathering to celebrate and share the creative possibilities of Scratch: scratch2015ams.org.

 

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In two schools in The Netherlands, we examine semi-plug 'n play materials you can put to use in the classroom. Such materials contribute to knowledge construction rather than just knowledge transfer.

 

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In May and June 2015 we are organising an follow-up course for participants of our earlier editions of FabSchool Kids.

 

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On December 21, 2014 Jeugdland / Maakland was transformed into a true Winter Wonderland. The whole outdoor area was available for kids to do all sort of ‘make’ activities. The WEAVE workshops were also part of the programme.

 

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Robin van Westen (Project developer Creative Learning Lab & Urban Reality Lab, Waag) participates on 26 November 2014 in the Tegenlicht Meet up #32 in Pakhuis de Zwijger about 'Expedition for a better Netherlands': looking beyond our borders for solutions that could create a better country.

 

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During the FabSchool Kids workshops, the young participants discover a world of 3D printers, programming, and advanced graphic design applications. Four of these workshops have already taken place, so the kids are now busy building and designing their own inventions.

 

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Could 3D-printers, FabLabs, and Makey Makey’s be incorporated into the education system? These are all examples of tools and initiatives linked to the ‘learning by making’ philosophy. But what does this new teaching method mean exactly? And, more importantly, what is the added value of including 'maker education’ in the regular education system? These subjects and questions were the main focus of the FabSchool event on September 24, 2014. More than 70 teachers, makers, and other interested parties came to the Waag to talk about recent developments in the field of education.

 

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FabSchool.nl - learning by making, initiated by Waag in collaboration with Rotslab, gives an impulse to creativity and making.

 

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Marleen Stikker has written an article about the role of the makers movement in education for the 100th issue of the Boekman magazine, published by the Boekman Foundation. This publication is available in Dutch only.

 

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Programming games, making a mini-computer or working with a 3D printer? Children of group 7 or 8 in primary education in Amsterdam can join FabSchool Kids. Fall 2016, we again organise a series of eight Wednesday afternoon sessions at our Fablab.

 

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Third series of FabSchool Kids for children in Stadsdeel Centrum in Amsterdam.

 

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On Wednesday 24 September 2014, Waag's Creative Learning Lab and Rotslab organize an afternoon about DIY technology, creativity and making in education. We are proud to have Sylvia Libow Martinez of 'Invent to Learn' who will give a keynote about her method.

 

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Second series of FabSchool Kids for children in Stadsdeel Centrum in Amsterdam. For more information please turn to the Dutch page of this event.

 

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A new series of FabSchool Kids workshops for children in Stadsdeel Centrum, City of Amsterdam only. For more information on these workshop, please turn to the Dutch version of this page.

 

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From 20 till 23 May 2014 the Nationaal Congres Onderwijs & Sociale Media will take place at EYE Amsterdam. The Educational Leadership preconference will be held at the Theatrum Anatomicum of the Waag at the Nieuwmarkt in Amsterdam.

 

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On Sunday March 30th, 2014 there was a special FabSchool Kids edition in de Waag. Mitch Altman, an American hacker and inventor, visited Holland this week. I got him so far that he would give one of his famous soldering workshops in the Fablab Amsterdam. Mitch Altman sells his own designed electronic kits, the rest of the time he can fill in with the things he likes most. His first wise lesson for the group of young participants marked his personal vision: "Try to make a living of what do you most love to do."

 

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On Sunday 30 March 2014 we bring a very special Fabschool Kids: a soldering workshop with Mitch Altman!

 

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On Saturday 15 February 2014 at the Melkweg in Amsterdam, a day for children was organized, called ‘Helemaal Melkweg’. Besides listening to music and watch movies, children could also come to a FabSchool workshop Bristlebots making by Waag.

 

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The Education Council of the Netherlands is currently formulating an answer to the question: Are schools optimally using ICT in their primary processes and organisation? We have inspired them with the story of the technology movement in society and how learning changes trough its influence.

 

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'FabSchool Sessions' is a series of workshops for young people aged 12 to 16 years. In FabSchool Sessions you will learn all about working in a Fablab. In part 3, we focus on materials and techniques.

 

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'FabSchool Sessions' is a series of workshops for young people aged 12 to 16 years, in which you learn all about working in a Fablab. Part 2 focuses on designing processes and sharing knowledge.

 

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'FabSchool Sessions' is a series of workshops for young people aged 12 to 16 years. In FabSchool Sessions you will learn all about working in a Fablab. In part 1, we focus on the machines in the Fablab, such as a 3D printer or laser cutter.

 

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The annual open day of our Creative Learning Lab for primary and secondary Dutch education will be held on November 6th, 2013. On this day one can follow the trends, share experiences and discuss the new possibilities of technology in education.

 

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Armed with dishwashing brushes and vibration motors we travelled South, to the Zomerparkfeest in Venlo. At four o'clock, we had 170 different robots made.

 

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Fabschool Kids at #OHM2013: enjoying the sun between hackers and nerds.

 

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Make your own musical instrument with Fabschool Kids: a workshop for curious children aged 8 to 12, who like to tinker or work with computers and electronics. During the summer holidays, you can find us at Observe Hack Make 2013!

 

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Sylvia Todd is “big on the Internet.” The 11-year-old science star has already received more than 1.5 million hits on her YouTube series.

 

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Programming is no longer restricted to programmers! On March 6, 2013 we held a workshop programming with Scratch in our series Fabschool Kids. Scratch is an application which learns children programming in a playful way.

 

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This time at Fabschool Kids we are going to make a flashlight that does not need any battery.

 

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Gamebattle! We are going to build apps and games at Fabschool Kids at this event.

 

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This time we are going to make special musical instruments at the Fabschool Kids.

 

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Don’t throw out your old toothbrush just yet because you can make fun robots out of them. In the last edition of Fabschool Kids, the kids learned how to make their own Bristlebots.

 

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Already in 2007 Waag established the first Dutch Fablab in Amsterdam. Right now, there are around 150 of these workplaces worldwide.

 

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On February 13, the first edition of Fabschool Kids took place: this is a series of workshops for curious kids that want to work in our Fablab, design fashion or work with computers and electronics. In this first edition, the kids could make their own speakers.

 

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OHM2013 – Observe. Hack. Make. was a 5-day international outdoor technology and security conference.

 

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Start programming with Scratch at Fabschool Kids.

 

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So you think you can dance? Build a robot from your toothbrush and join the battle!

 

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Fabschool Kids is for curious children aged 10 to 12 who like to tinker, design fashion or work with computers and electronics. On February 13th we will start the workshop series by building a DIY (do-it-yourself) speaker.

 

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At Fablab Amsterdam anyone can realize their ideas, and with the aid of digital equipment transforming those ideas into prototypes and products.