Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Multi-Tool Makerspace

I introduced my 4th and 5th graders to what a makerspace was.  I used this video to help: FutureMakers.  I explained that we didn't have all the fancy equipment that they did...yet.

While they were checking out, they had the option to create with Legos, K'Nex, shape patterns, origami, drawing, and jigsaw puzzles.  Some classes took surprisingly well to the idea and went to town!  You could see their imagining, planning, and implementation stages working to full effect.

Here are pictures from one of my classes. 

I have so much I want to have students explore on the topic of makerspaces that I hope to form a club because there is not enough time during the school day!!

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