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PIXIO — Magnetic Construction Set In The Pixel Art Style by PIXIO. For this purpose, we chose the ideal shape — a cube, like a pixel in the digital world.

PIXIO — Magnetic Construction Set In The Pixel Art Style by PIXIO

At the same time, this is the most fundamental form and absolutely symmetrical volume object with an equal number of faces. It is perfect both mathematically and aesthetically. As connectors, we decided to use powerful magnets so that we could connect the blocks on any side. One PIXIO is a plastic cube 8x8x8 mm in size, weighing just over 1 gram, inside of which are 6 powerful magnets.

27 Makerspace Materials & Supplies - Makerspaces.com. Free Supply List (PDF) – 100+ Makerspace Materials and Supplies What makerspace materials and supplies should you buy or stock for your hands-on learning lab?

27 Makerspace Materials & Supplies - Makerspaces.com

There are a lot of options out there to choose from and it can be confusing when you’re first starting out as a maker educator. Instead of just spending money randomly on items you think you will need, it’s always a great idea to work backwards first. You need to make a list of your goals for your makerspace and then define some of the projects you want to do in your makerspace. Once you have defined the projects, you will have a better idea of the materials you need to buy.

Robotic story about UTA Research. As we walked down to the University of Texas at Arlington theater from Julienne Greer’s office, the assistant professor of theatre arts: social robotics and performance, had to cradle her robot, NAO, like a sleeping toddler.

Robotic story about UTA Research

The robot’s arms slumped against her body, making it difficult for her to pull her keys out of her pocket. She dropped them, joking about its toddler qualities. Once inside, we situated NAO onstage for photos, as curious students asked questions, fascinated about why a robot belongs in the theater. UTARI (University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute) Maker & DIY Programs. Maker enthusiasts: anyone can edit this page.

Maker & DIY Programs

Please share your resources here! You may also be interested in our STEM Resources page and our Teen Programming Guidelines from YALSA (.pdf) Makerspaces in Libraries. Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric. While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers.

Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases. Part 1: Process. Coding with Ozobots. Calibrate Your Ozobot What does this mean?

Coding with Ozobots

Ozobot’s “eyes” (the sensors) are very sensitive to the surrounding light. So much so that, if the paper changes or if you go closer to the window, it affects how Ozobot sees what’s underneath. To let Ozobot know what its surroundings are, you need to calibrate: Turn on the ozobot, place the ozobot on the black dot, and wait for it to turn green. What’s In Your Teen MakerSpace Manual? : Forms Edition. Makerspace-Playbook-Feb-2013.pdf.

The philosophy of educational. A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources. "There were more than 135 million adult makers, more than half of the total adult population in America, in 2015.

A Librarian's Guide to Makerspaces: 16 Resources

" What is a makerspace? You’ve no doubt been hearing that word more than a few times over the past several years. Makerspaces, also called hackerspaces, hackspaces, and fablabs, are collaborative spaces where people gather to get creative with DIY projects, invent new ones, and share ideas. Since the first official makerspace convened six years ago in a library in upstate New York, libraries have remained an ideal setting for makerspace events across the country.

Many offer community resources like 3D printers, software, electronics, craft and hardware supplies, and more. Cubit - Electronics for Everyone. Launching a Makerspace: Lessons Learned From a Transformed School Library. Excitement about school makerspaces has been in the air, but many educators eager to create hands-on learning spaces in their schools still aren’t sure how to get started or why it’s worth the effort.

Launching a Makerspace: Lessons Learned From a Transformed School Library

New Canaan High School librarian Michelle Luhtala recently jumped headfirst into creating a makerspace in her library and documented what she learned, how her space changed and how it affected students along the way. Her experience was very different from elementary school librarian Andy Plemmons, whose makerspace started with a 3-D printer obtained through a grant and blossomed into a core teaching resource at his school. Luhtala is blessed with a big library, but for most of her career it has been dominated by large bookshelves. Over time, Luhtala has pared down her collection as she increased the digital reading material the library offers, but in order to make room for a makerspace she cleared out 7,000 books.

Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started. As the Maker Movement starts to gain momentum, schools that are trying to find ways to foster the do-it-yourself environment can learn a few lessons from another nexus in the universe: public libraries.

Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started

Dale Dougherty, founding editor and publisher of Make Magazine — and the de facto leader of the Maker Movement — has a vision to create a network of libraries, museums, and schools with what he calls “makerspaces” that draw on common resources and experts in each community. Libraries and museums, he said, are easier places to incorporate makerspaces than schools, because they have more space flexibility and they’re trying to attract teens with their programs. “Schools have already got the kids,” Dougherty noted wryly, at the recent American Library Association Midwinter Meeting in Seattle. One day during the conference, dubbed Maker Monday, focused on the Maker Movement, which emphasizes learning by engaging in tech-related projects. Makerspace Educational Library Ideas. Maker Space In Education Series… 10 Sites To Start Making In The Classroom.

Welcome back and I sure hope you enjoyed the last article of 20 Reasons for Maker Space in Education.

Maker Space In Education Series… 10 Sites To Start Making In The Classroom

I hope you enjoy this post as I highlight 10 sites to possible help you to get Making in the classroom… even if in the smallest way! I encourage you to send me information and resources you think help with this idea, as I am also Making time to learn. First, to ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. As always, I invite you to follow me on twitter (@mjgormans). Please give this post a retweet and pass it on. MakerSpace: The Online Community for Makers.

The Maker Educator Workshop. I am doing full day workshops on The Maker Educator both at ISTE 2016 and EduTECH in Australia. What follows is both the description-goals and an overview of the workshop’s learning activities. Workshop Description, Goals, and Outline Description. Capture the Learning: Crafting the Maker Mindset. You've heard some good stuff about the maker movement such as how making helps students learn through embodied cognition, creates a mindset that's empowering, and builds creative confidence. You're interested in crafting some maker lessons but don't know where to start or how to do something that works in your classroom.

Or perhaps you're worried that you don't have time to do a long, involved project. How do you still teach the Common Core or cover the required curriculum? These simple steps will get you started. Teaching Creativity? Makerspaces- Symbaloo Gallery. About this webmix : No description Makerspace.com MAKE | Makerspaces Manufacturing Makerspaces Thinkery Austin What is a Makerspace? Libraries Embracing Makerspa.. Makerspaces Meetup Groups Librarian's Guide-Makerspaces IMLS Talking Points Makerspace LiveBinder Space Adventure | Maker Faire Maker Spaces in the Library Illuminating Learning Library Makerspaces The Maker Education Initiati.. Austin Tinkering School Makerspace at School Library MakerSpaces UNIS Colaboratory Austin Mini Maker Faire Alt Ed Austin - Blog Maker Space - Stowe Elementa..

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