June 3, 2012 in Education, SMASHCast, Technology, Video by

Two weeks ago, a few of us SMASHcasters attended the Maker Faire Bay Area in San Mateo, an event dedicated to showcasing all types of technological advancements. SMASHcast had its own booth in the Do-IT-Yourself Learning tent at the fair. While there, we were responsible for interviewing both bystanders and the people running the booths about the role of technology in education. We had the chance to hear people voice their opinions about technological advancements in the field of education and what they believe the future of education will be . Though we were busy scouting out interview subjects in the DIY tent, we also had the chance to explore nearby booths. My personal favorite was a booth that allowed attendees to design their ideal classroom on Google Sketchup. Another booth I found interesting was one in which children could build their own DIY light-up pins and magnets. Overall, the DIY Pavilion included the work of engineers, educators, computer programmers, architects, and artists. Ultimately, I enjoyed spending time at the Maker Faire and getting to take a glimpse at the future of education.