Making and Entrepreneurship
GEMS has expanded to include experiences for girls by helping them to develop confidence, creativity, and interest in science, technology, engineering, math, art, and learning as a whole through making and entrepreneurship. (MakerEd Initiative)
Here is a great article on why making is so vital for our girls now.
Grants are available from many of these organizations, and supplies are often furnished. And we all have fun.
Resources for Making and Entrepreneurship
Pendulum Art–Shared with us from the Center for Developing Excellence STEAM Academy
Pages of resources from K-12 MakerEd
Tinkering Projects and Resources from Home Advisor — Explanations and resources for beginning electronics and more.
Manufacturing Camps — grants for neighborhood camps–many specifically for girls
MakerFaires— the greatest collection of people “making”
Renovated Learning — a great resource for understanding the process of “making”
Tech-Girls–many great options for learning all facets of making
Start your own business with Entrepreneur Girl
GirlTank — Dare to Change the World
Technovation Girls for a Change–solving problems together using technology
Share your work on MakerShare
E-Textiles–Flash, Sparkle and Spin–How to Sew Electronics
Learning to use a LilyPad from SparkFun–this company has many more tutorials on its site.
Light-up Cross Stitch from TechAge Kids
Light it UP! from Science Buddies
Multiple resources and how-tos on wearable technology from Maker Education