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Maker Workshop Part 1: ITEC 2016


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Slides to engage the audience in making using LEGO. It is a hands one beginning experience so we can experience the culture of making.

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Maker Workshop Part 1: ITEC 2016

  1. 1. Get ready! Please go to 1. Fill out the pre workshop Padlet 2. Begin work on your nametag
  2. 2. www.coffeeforthebrain @coffeechugbooks
  3. 3. LED Stickie What you need ● 1 Sticker ● 1 LED Light ● 1 Watch Battery Instructions 1. Poke the LED legs through 2. Connect long leg to + side of battery 3. Bend legs and press to sticker side of sticker 4. BOOM!
  4. 4. Agenda BUILD, PLAY, SHARE ● Introduction and Bio ● What is a Makerspace? What is a Maker? ● Build, Play, Share Cycle ● Improvement is No Longer the Challenge: Maker Mindset and Culture ● Make Challenge #2 Ready, Set, Design ● PBL and Makerspace: How These Worlds Collide When Done Properly ● What’s Next?
  5. 5. Let’s Begin
  6. 6. This workshop is about BUILDING PLAYING SHARING
  7. 7. Essential Questions • Why should we care about the maker movement? • How can you use the idea from maker movement in your teaching and schools? • How can you use maker projects to teach in an authentic way? Should you? • What happens when the maker mindset and culture collide with project based learning and teaching?
  8. 8. Not About The Tools “Our greatest invention in the past 200 years was not a particular gadget or tool but the invention of the scientific process itself.” Kevin Kelly
  9. 9. What in the world is a makerspace?
  10. 10. “Makerspaces, sometimes referred to as hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fables are creative, diy spaces where people can gather to create, invent, and learn.” Ellyssa Kroski
  11. 11. “Makerspaces encourage project based and cross disciplinary learning, which leads to the type of innovation that both schools and businesses should be encouraging in today’s economy.” Robert Brown
  12. 12. Makerspaces are not about the tools; they’re about enabling making.
  13. 13. What is a maker?
  14. 14. Elements of a Makerspace Culture • Curious • Playful • Risk Takers • Perspective • Persistent • Sharing
  15. 15. Curious
  16. 16. Playful
  17. 17. Risk Taker
  18. 18. Perspective
  19. 19. Persistent
  20. 20. Sharing Don’t be afraid to ask and give help
  21. 21. You make with your mind and form the idea with your hands
  22. 22. Personalized Learning • Making and personalized learning go hand in hand • Watch any child interact with an online device • “Personalized learning is not something someone does to a leaner.”
  23. 23. “We don’t wait for inspiration. We chase it down with circuits and coffee!” Coffeechug Cafe
  24. 24. 1st grade question Sharing the journey of making
  25. 25. Quick Chat What elements currently exist in your school(s)/classroom? What elements need to be added or enhanced? Why are they lacking? What are the barriers?
  26. 26. This workshop is about BUILDING PLAYING SHARING
  27. 27. Learning is about stuff that sticks
  28. 28. Open the bags Explore the contents
  29. 29. The Rules 1. Have fun! 2. Everybody Participates 3. No wrong answers - “go with the flow” 4. Don’t have the answer? Think with your hands! 5. Need at least 5 people at your table!
  30. 30. Practice Build Open up your bag and build a dog with 4 bricks. Raise your dog in the air when done.
  31. 31. Dog Examples Maurer family test experiment
  32. 32. Did you know…. 6, 2x4 LEGO pieces can assemble into 915,000,000+ possible combinations?
  33. 33. Go…. Find a Minifig
  34. 34. Instructions Add a few bricks to your minifig and introduce yourself to others at your table. ● Who are you? ● Why did you come to ITEC and/or this session?
  35. 35. 1 Minute Build
  36. 36. Practice Sharing Take a picture of your work #itecia and #makersummit
  37. 37. Body parts of homunculi Hands are search engine of the mind Largest portion of cortex areas of brain
  38. 38. Build together ● Work at your table to create largest standing LEGO tower ● Minifig MUST be at top
  39. 39. Practice Sharing Take a picture of your work #itecia and #makersummit
  40. 40. Typical Class Typical Meeting Typical PD
  41. 41. Lean In ● Co Owners of the work ● You care ● You are invested ● Naturally happens
  42. 42. Break down tower and return pieces Grab 5 random pieces
  43. 43. Grab 5 pieces Assemble in random arrangement
  44. 44. Symbols
  45. 45. Bricks Can Mean Anything!
  46. 46. Order of People Clockwise starting with person closest to the screen 30 Seconds to explain the topic given to you.
  47. 47. My object represents the coolest classroom because
  48. 48. My object represents the students in my classroom because
  49. 49. My object represents my favorite teacher because
  50. 50. My object represents the culture of my building because
  51. 51. My object represents learning because
  52. 52. My object represents a great leader because
  53. 53. What did we experience that can benefit your classroom?
  54. 54. Hand mind connection
  55. 55. Tangible objects to express ourselves
  56. 56. Creating metaphors and stories
  57. 57. Think creatively about the future and current problems
  58. 58. Story matters more than the object
  59. 59. Learning journey more important than final product
  60. 60. What will your classroom look like 5 years from now?
  61. 61. The Rules 1. If not sure what to build, then let your hands do the building AND thinking 2. Only talk about the models, questions only about the models, introduce only the models 3. Divide tasks at your table
  62. 62. Assign Roles 1. Facilitator - leads the discussion, makes sure everyone participates and everyone gets to speak 2. Reporter - Takes photos of models and shares to Twitter #itecia and #makersummit 3. Time Keeper - keeps everyone on time and keeps things moving accordingly
  63. 63. What will your classroom look like 5 years from now? Step 1: Build individually Step 2: Explain to table
  64. 64. Use keywords 1-3 keywords to describe your answer Explain to rest of group 3 minutes to build 10 minutes for sharing
  65. 65. When you finish 1. Write keywords on paper and set next to the model 2. Take picture with the keywords so others can understand model
  66. 66. Individual Build Time
  67. 67. Everyone Shares Vision
  68. 68. Community Build Consider all the ideas and perspectives Place models together connecting ideas Come up with team answer that reporter will report out story Decide most important actions steps. Be specific. No more than 3
  69. 69. Sharing Take a picture of your work #itecia and #makersummit
  70. 70. Final Step What will you do? What are you committing yourself to changing in your classroom/school? Take a picture and share! Hold yourself accountable
  71. 71. LEGO your school
  72. 72. Questions and Pulse Check