Making is Fun in K-12


Making is an activity that helps students learn vocabulary. It may be referred to as behind-the-scenes film, on-set film, or EPK video. It can be used for a variety of purposes, from sharing and collaboration to prototyping and rapid improvement. It’s a way for students to learn new skills and gain independence in the process. Below are some examples of activities that make making fun. Some of them may surprise you!

While formal K-12 education systems are based on knowledge and ability standards, maker projects are open-ended, hands-on, playful, and oftentimes resulting in functional inventions or a useful product. The learning experience in the making process also promotes questions that are impossible to capture on a test. In addition, the process of making allows for deeper, more creative thinking and a greater willingness to try out different solutions. And because making is so intrinsically motivating, children are often motivated to ask questions and explore new ideas.