This year, one of my big goals is to develop makerspaces around campus – including in the library. We have already formed a group of interested teachers, ready to take on the challenge. Due to space limitations, we are proposing a maker class (with each teacher teaching a specialized portion) and several small maker areas, each with a specific theme.
In meeting and reviewing all things maker, I have stumbled upon some amazing resources, which I have included in one presentation.
Today’s updates include:
- Making ideal learning spaces
- The Exploratorium, based out of San Francisco, offers a free tinkering/maker course online. You are responsible for purchasing the materials for the course, though.
- A ton of ideas:
- Projects with old books:
- Butterfly art in old textbooks
- LED Project Ideas:
- Battery Ideas:
- Music Integration:
- Make string instruments – can adapt to fit age appropriate material
Wearable electronics/Sewable tech:
- Tech equipment:
- Extra reading:
You can learn more on STEAM and maker movements at fennovation.org.