๐ŸŽจ Virtual Art Galleries: Empowering Teens Worldwide

Step into the vibrant world of virtual art galleries and discover how these digital platforms are empowering teenage artists to showcase their talents globally. Explore the boundless creativity of young minds as they break free from traditional constraints and connect with a supportive online community. Join us on a journey through immersive art experiences, technological innovations, and the infinite possibilities of the virtual art realm.

Teen Art and Pop Culture: Fan Art & Fan Fiction ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ“š

Delve into the imaginative realm of teenagers' fan art and fan fiction, where young creators express their adoration for beloved pop culture icons. Explore the impact of these creative outlets on fandoms and discover how they contribute to the ever-evolving landscape of entertainment. From captivating visual artworks to inventive literary narratives, this blog delves into the vibrant world where passion meets artistic expression.

Eco Teens Get Creative โ™ป๏ธ: Recycled Art Projects for Sustainability

Unlock the power of creativity and sustainability as eco-conscious teens dive into exciting โ™ป๏ธ recycled art projects. From transforming old newspapers into stunning collages to upcycling fashion, this blog unveils fun, inspiring, and eco-friendly ways for the younger generation to make a positive impact on the planet. Discover how to turn waste into art and promote a greener, more sustainable world with these imaginative endeavors.

๐Ÿ‘— Art & Fashion: Crafting Your Unique Style

In the captivating world of fashion, discover the art of crafting your own unique style. ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘— Explore the fusion of art and fashion, where the runway becomes a gallery and your wardrobe transforms into a masterpiece. Dive into this creative journey and learn how to express your individuality through your clothing and accessories. Uncover the secrets of using art as a powerful source of inspiration for your everyday fashion choices.

Teen Art Entrepreneurs: Turning Passion into Profit ๐ŸŽจ

In this enlightening blog article, we delve into the inspiring world of teenage art entrepreneurs. From selling their creations online ๐ŸŒ to tackling art commissions ๐ŸŽจ and turning their art into merchandise ๐Ÿ‘•, these young artists are proving that passion and profit can coexist. Uncover the power of social media ๐Ÿ“ฑ in their journey, the challenges they face, and the strategies they employ to overcome them.

Artistic Outlets for Teen Stress Relief ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ“

In this engaging blog article, we delve into the world of artistic outlets as effective tools for teenage stress relief. ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ“ Explore the therapeutic benefits of creative expression and discover a range of artistic activities that can help adolescents manage stress and foster emotional well-being. From filmmaking to journaling, music, and visual arts, we offer insights and inspiration for parents and teens alike.

Nature's Playground: Outdoor Play & Environmental Education ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒž

Immerse yourself in the wonders of nature with "Nature's Playground: Outdoor Play & Environmental Education." Delve into the magic of outdoor play, understand the importance of environmental education, and discover how connecting with nature fosters a sustainable future. Unleash your inner child, explore the beauty of the outdoors, and embark on a journey to protect our planet. ๐ŸŒณ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒ๐Ÿž๏ธ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ’š

๐Ÿ”ฌ Science Fun: Experiments for Curious Minds

Discover the joy of scientific exploration with our blog, "๐Ÿ”ฌ Science Fun: Experiments for Curious Minds"! ๐Ÿš€ Unravel the mysteries of the universe through astronomy, venture into the miniature world of microscopy, and ignite your curiosity with captivating chemistry experiments. From growing crystals to creating your own solar system model, our article presents a range of thrilling projects to make science an exhilarating adventure.

๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ Play & Physical Education: Encouraging Active Learning

๐Ÿคธโ€โ™‚๏ธ In this enlightening blog, explore the profound impact of integrating play and physical education in education. Discover how these powerful elements foster active learning, boost cognitive development, and enhance overall well-being. Uncover the gamification of physical education, active learning strategies in the classroom, the beauty of outdoor education, and the importance of inclusivity.

๐ŸŽฒ Play-Based Teaching: Boosting Literacy & Numeracy ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ”ข

In this captivating blog article, we delve into the enchanting world of play-based techniques in education. ๐ŸŽฒ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ”ข Discover how integrating play into teaching literacy and numeracy unlocks a realm of creativity, engagement, and effective learning. ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿง  Embrace the power of play and learn how to make education a delightful adventure for young minds! ๐Ÿซ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿ”ฃ

๐ŸŽฎ The Power of Play: Impact on Children's Growth ๐Ÿง ๐ŸŒฑ

Discover the magic of play and its profound impact on children's social, emotional, and cognitive development. ๐ŸŽˆ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿง  Explore how playful activities shape well-rounded individuals and foster essential skills like empathy, problem-solving, and emotional regulation. ๐Ÿค๐Ÿงฉ๐Ÿ˜Š Join us as we delve into the psychology of play and uncover its transformative effects on children's growth and well-being. ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ†

Beyond Classrooms: Benefits of Outdoor Play ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŒž

Step into a world beyond classrooms and explore the wonders of outdoor play! ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐ŸŒž Discover the immense benefits it offers to children's physical, mental, and emotional development. Uncover the magic of nature, its power to foster creativity, imagination, and social skills. Dive into the realms of science and teamwork, as children connect with the natural world.

๐ŸŽฒ The Power of Play: Enhancing Education ๐Ÿซ

In this engaging blog article, we delve into the fascinating world of play-based learning and its transformative impact on education. Discover how play unlocks the potential of young minds, fostering cognitive development, social skills, and creativity. Embracing the power of play ๐ŸŽฒ๐Ÿซ, we unveil the benefits of this child-centered approach and explore how teachers and parents can support its integration in formal education.

Exploring Nature and Environmental Topics: 250 Essay Ideas for Inspiration

Dive into a world of nature exploration, sustainability, outdoor skills, and environmental sciences with our comprehensive list of 250 essay topics. Discover thought-provoking subjects like environmental justice, farming and agriculture, outdoor leadership, and citizen science, offering a wealth of ideas to inspire your next writing project. Explore the interconnectedness of the natural world and learn how you can make a positive impact through environmental awareness and conservation.

250 Essay Topics: A Comprehensive Guide to Business and Entrepreneurship Disciplines

Discover a wide range of essay topics covering startup strategies, marketing and sales, financial management, leadership and management, innovation and creativity, business development and growth, entrepreneurial mindset and personal development, legal and regulatory considerations, social entrepreneurship, and technology and digital transformation. Gain valuable insights and inspiration for your entrepreneurial journey and business endeavors.

250 Essay Topics: Uncovering the Fascinating Frontiers of Science and Technology

Dive into the world of science and technology with our comprehensive article featuring 250 captivating essay topics in Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering, Astronomy, Neuroscience, Environmental Science, Materials Science, and Biotechnology. Whether you're a student seeking inspiration or a curious mind eager to explore the wonders of scientific inquiry, these thought-provoking topics will spark your interest and open doors to exciting possibilities. Join us on this intellectual journey and expand your knowledge across diverse scientific disciplines.

When you donโ€™t know what to say

Liam asked me what I had in my hand. ย  I said that it was a needle. ย  He shuddered involuntarily and said, โ€œEwwww.โ€ ย I live and work in this neighborhood. ย So, I immediately understood his reaction. ย โ€œNot that kind of needle. ย A needle for sewing,โ€ I said. ย  The area surrounding McPherson Square Branch is an open air drugโ€ฆ Read more โ†’

Can Non-makers Lead Maker Spaces and Education?

First, we should discuss what a, โ€œMakerโ€ is in the first place. All of us have the potential to be Makers. Adam Savage worded it perfectly, saying, โ€œHumans do two things that make us unique from all other animals; we use tools and we tell stories. And when you make something, youโ€™re doing both at once.โ€ However, in our recentโ€ฆ Read more โ†’

My Last Blog Post

ย  Meet The Mentor Chieuanh Nguyen joined the Maker Jawn family in January of 2016. She graduated from Dickinson College with a major in Biology and minor in East Asian Studies. She speaks both conversational Vietnamese and Japanese. During high school, she was in a robotic club for two years, where she participated in the SeaPerch Challenge at Drexel University.โ€ฆ Read more โ†’

Updates on Summer Programming 2016

Summer Programming There are many, new changes to the Maker Jawn programming to accompany the summer schedule. This includeย no programming on Fridays and Saturdays. The time have also changed to 1:00-4:00pm instead of the usual 3:00-6:00pm. Unfortunately, since there are no Saturday programming, there will be no Maker Celebration during the summer. There are also many positive and exciting thingsโ€ฆ Read more โ†’

Summertime at Widener

The school year has just ended and weโ€™re getting into the groove of summer programming at Widener library. Generally summer attendance is lower at the libraries and while I tend to initially worry about this (like โ€œwhere are all my friends!!โ€), in real life, smaller attendance means higher quality programming since Iโ€™m able to spend one on one time withโ€ฆ Read more โ†’

Gardening at Rodriguez

When I first joined Maker Jawn in the fall, Lauren, the lead Rodriguez mentor at the time, led me into the back of the library and showed me a little garden she had started. There were chili peppers and swiss chard growing. Even though it was too late in the season for us to plant anything else, I was totallyโ€ฆ Read more โ†’