Digital Fabrication for youth around the world.
The Fab Lab Network is providing support to teachers and students through educational programming for youth worldwide. Learn more about some of these programs.
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The Reflection and Playbook is written in response to the pressing need to provide academic coherence to the rapid growth and integration of artifact creation and digital fabrication concepts into K–12 classrooms. During the past decade, the Maker Movement in Education, designated as ‘Tinkering’, ‘Makerspaces’, ‘FabLearn Labs’, ‘Design-Make-Play’, ‘Maker-Centered Learning’, or Fab Labs, has increased usage of digital fabrication devices, such as 3D-printers, laser cutters, or milling machines in classrooms.
The Fab I Can Statements are a formative assessment tool that measures achievement and the digital fabrication learning experience intended for K-12.
The statements seamlessly connect classroom activities with benchmarked Fab teaching objectives, state and national learning standards, and with broad outcomes for life-long digital fabrication learning.