Add a Makerspace to your Classroom

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The Maker Movement is gaining more steam and you can help your students become creators rather than just consumers by helping them get involved. Makerspaces are not just 3D printers and CNC machines, makerspaces are a frame of mind. This talk will help you add a Makerspace to any classroom and will help anyone become a maker.

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Add a Makerspace to your Classroom

  1. 1. Add a Makerspace to your Classroom 2013 MSEA Convention
  2. 2. Who Are We? Shawn Grimes Steph Grimes Technologist App Developer Director of Technology Maker @shawng Former Teacher App Designer Director of Curriculum Maker @createdbysteph
  3. 3. Our Projects
  4. 4. Rec Center
  5. 5. What We Do Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center
  6. 6. Today’s Agenda • Making, Makers, Makerspaces • Why create a classroom makerspace? • How to create a classroom makerspace • Let’s Make Something! • Questions
  7. 7. Vocabulary • Making - the act of creating something • Maker - a person that makes or produces something • Makerspace - publicly accessible places to design & create
  8. 8. Why Create a Classroom Makerspace?
  9. 9. Value of Making for Youth • Creative problem solving • Learn how to learn • High engagement, High interest • Supplement curriculum based learning • Passion-based learning • Everyone can be a maker
  10. 10. The Time is Now • Prepare youth for tomorrow by preparing them for today • Common Core, Next Gen Science Standards, ISTE Nets • We don’t know the careers of the future
  11. 11. How to Create a Classroom Makerspace
  12. 12. What Do You Do In A Maker Space? • Start Small: • Kits • Small Projects - Art Bots • Increment: • Makey Makey • Scratch
  13. 13. Starting Small • Caine’s Cardboard Challenge • http:// cainesarcade.com
  14. 14. Types Of Maker Spaces • Designated Space • Modular Space • Makerspace in a Box
  15. 15. How? • Open Lunch • After school • Before school • Innovation Day • Tinker Time (stations) • Family Night
  16. 16. Funding A Makerspace • Use part of your budget • DonorsChoose campaign • Seek grants • Community fundraising through your (www.donorschoose.org/) club • Local company sponsorships
  17. 17. Peek into a Makerspace Open-Ended Collaboration Reflection Youth driven, Teacher supported Creativity Engaged youth Curiosity Straightforward “assessment” does it work or not?
  18. 18. Project Ideas
  19. 19. Makey Makey $45 - turns anything conductive into a keyboard Vegetable piano, play-doh game controller
  20. 20. 3D Printer Starting around $300 Print almost anything in plastic
  21. 21. Wind Tube $40 in materials + craft supplies Explore aerodynamics
  22. 22. Let’s Make Something!
  23. 23. Hands On Activity
  24. 24. Resources • http://bit.ly/Class2MakerSpace • #MakerEd chat on Twitter (Tues at 7pm)
  25. 25. Questions?
  26. 26. Contact Us Steph Grimes Shawn Grimes steph@digitalharbor.org @createdbysteph shawn@digitalharbor.org @shawng www.digitalharborfoundation.org @DHFBaltimore

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