Below are some excellent resources you can use with your students and kids to unleash their creativity and get them engaged in hands-on learning activities. These website provide useful how-to guides, instructional videos, an animated illustration covering a wide variety of topics from step-by-step experiments with scientific phenomena to complex tech tips and tricks. Kids will get to discover new ideas, learn interesting lifehacks and, most importantly, develop instrumental skills to hep them in their scholarly learning.
Instructables is an educational website and mobile app where you can have access to a treasure trove of instructional videos and how-to guides covering a wide variety of topics from science experiments to amazing inventions. If you need some new ideas for your next classroom maker project, Instructables offers a library of over 100k of do-it-yourself projects created and shared by members of the community which amount to 2 million members. Additionally, you and your students can create your own projects and upload them to the site and share your ideas with other teachers.
‘A growing library of over 80 hands-on Science lessons that are great for home and the classroom. These short videos demonstrate inexpensive and easy to recreate experiments that are designed to inspire and excite kids of all ages. VideoScience is hosted by Dan Menelly, a Science Teacher at the UN International School and a 2010 Einstein Fellow with the National Science Foundation in the Office of Cyberinfrastructure.’
“Use the DIY App to explore thousands of awesome challenges that help you learn new skills. Share what you make and do, get followers, comment on your friends’ stuff, and earn patches for what you achieve. DIY has more than 140 skills to try including Animator, Backyard Farmer, Minecrafter, Fashion Designer and Illustrator. You can do anything, become anyone. DIY is the best way to learn how.”
“Snapguide is a beautiful, easy way to create and share how-to guides. Discover new recipes, DIY projects, fashion ideas, make-up tricks, tech tips and lifehacks. Create your own guides and share what you love doing.”
‘Learn how to do anything with wikiHow, the world’s most popular how-to website. Easy, step-by-step, illustrated instructions for everything…wikiHow is a worldwide collaboration of thousands of people focused on one goal: teaching anyone in the world how to do anything.’
‘Simple Kids Crafts is a 5 minutes crafts or less DIY video blog in which we share Dollhouse and Miniature Crafts, General DIY, Crafts, Doll Crafts for (Monster High, Barbie, Winx, My Little Pony, American Girl), Teen / Tween DIY Tutorials, Toy Reviews, Gifts & much more. We feature crafts made out of recycled and Eco-friendly / waste materials, With hundreds of craft videos that are 5 minutes or less, simplekidscrafts is a YouTube channel that has DIY for everyone. Most of the 5 minute crafts are easy, fast, simple, inexpensive & totally free.’