With real-life Maker Faires on hold across the globe due to COVID-19, a new, online version has arrived. Featuring 24 hours of presentations, workshops, demos, and exhibits across all time zones by makers all across the globe, Virtually Maker Faire is unlike any other event. So on March 23rd, the internet becomes the stage as makers share their pandemic solutions.

I’m thrilled to be a part of it. This Saturday I’ll be part of three events. Just click the links below and watch live. I’m listing information about my presentation below, but be sure to check out the impressive schedule for other amazing talks by amazing makers.

OBS for Dummies (Like Me)
Saturday, May 23, 11:00am – 11:30am EDT

Open Broadcaster Software (OBS) is free open source software for video recording and live streaming. With it, you can create professional-looking online content inexpensively and easily using multiple video and audio sources. Though it’s typically been used by gamers, it can be a powerful tool for educators interested in presenting projects and classes online. However, the software can seem daunting to use, without a bit of help. In this workshop we’ll cover the basics of using OBS to make effective, engaging content your students will love.

Meet the Hosts of Family Maker Camp
Saturday, May 23, 12:00pm – 1:00pm EDT

Family Maker Camp is here to encourage and support making activities at home during this time when schools, libraries, and museums are closed. With our team of hosts, we provide a ton of exciting and engaging projects through social media and our website. Join us for a special Meet the Hosts session where we’ll share our experiences about learning at home and online.

Remaking Camp in a Time of Pandemic
Saturday, May 23, 1:30pm – 2:30pm EDT

This year many educators will face challenges in offering camp programs, including those who traditional host Maker Camp programs at schools, libraries, and maker spaces. However, this can be an amazing opportunity to take camp online and create in new and exciting ways with technology. Regardless of your experience, you can make online experiences for kids that will put the sun and fun back into summer.

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