Preparing to launch the Makerspace!
How can you help?
In order to have a successful makerspace, we need items for the students to use for making! These items may be used for specific, teacher directed projects, open maker time during lunch, in the afterschool maker club or even during teacher/student led maker sessions.
We have 2 main ways you can help us bolster our supplies:
1) donate materials shown on the flyer below and either drop it off in the main office or send in with a student
2) pick from our Amazon Wish List and have it shipped directly to us
Why a Makerspace?
Many parents struggle to understand the need or reasoning behind having a makerspace in school and even what a makerspace is. Below is a video that explains the basis for why it's so important to bring making back into schools. The following articles will also provide insight into the need for this kind of learning in todays environment.
Articles on the Makerspace movement:
Why Your School Needs a Makerspace by John Spencer
What is the Point of a Makerspace? by Cult of Pedegogy
Makerspaces: The Benefits by Curiostiy Commons
Why Makerspace? - Makerspace for EducationThe Maker Movement is a vehicle that will allow schools to be part of the necessary return to constructivist education. A movement that will allow students to be creative, innovative, independent, and technologically literate; not an “alternative” way to learn, but what modern learning should really look like (Stager, 2014).