Why are we doing this?
Our Digital Makers project comprises three key elements and has been developed with our partners Nominet Trust and Scottish Government with support from Mozilla and Autodesk.
The website is curated by a group of young tech ambassadors to give young people the support, advice, resources and tools needed to make the leap from being a digital consumer to a digital maker. Check out the projects in the Make Things section covering websites, games, apps or robotics.
The partners behind Make Things Do Stuff share a common set of values:
- Digital technology is a tool to change the world, knowing how to harness it is a fundamental literacy for the 21st century.
- We learn through making and sharing.
- We work better together (This is an open movement. Collaboration and sharing are key to its success.)
If you share our values we’d love to work with you - sign up to be a Make Things Do Stuff partner.
- Digital Makers Fund
Nesta and Nominet Trust in partnership with Mozilla and Autodesk are backing fourteen organisations with bright ideas for significantly increasing the number of young people who participate in digital making. These organisations receive a share of £520,000 – up to £50,000 each – and non-financial support to scale their projects and reach more young people.
In March 2013, the first cohort of seven organisations was announced. They were Code Club, Glasgow Science Centre (CoderDojo Scotland), Our Lady's Catholic High School – Alan O’Donohoe, Printcraft, Technocamps, Technology Will Save Us and Imagication
In March 2014, the second cohort of seven organisations was announced. They were Black Country Atelier, Codasign, Devon Country Council - #FabLabDevon, Makervisity, Sheffield City Council, The Princes Trust in partnership with Technology Will Save Us and Kide
- Schools in Scotland
Computing teacher Kate Farrell has been seconded to our team in Scotland to work on a range of digital making CPD support programmes for teachers at both primary and secondary school level. The following took place in Scotland in 2014:
- One Day Digital events (industry master classes on digital making) for teachers
- Testing CPD support and new digital making lesson plans for teachers in a cluster of schools
- Digital Creativity support networks in geographic clusters