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Makerspace Playbook Feb 2013. Un-Maker Space Team Guide. Dissecting the Un-Makerspace: Recycled Learning. It starts with a twist, a squeak, and a cheer.

Dissecting the Un-Makerspace: Recycled Learning

Watch out, 1980s cassette player, broken computer mouse, old monitor -- my fifth graders and I are looking for you! Your future doesn't hold a dumpster in it, at least not yet. You, my memory of past innovation, get a second life. 100 Cup Challenge, Indoor Creative Fun, Nerf Target Practice. 100 Cup Challenge is perfect for someone looking for a some fun indoor fun.

100 Cup Challenge, Indoor Creative Fun, Nerf Target Practice

If you’re a teacher, this is awesome for the 100th day of school or indoor recess! If you’re a mom, don’t be surprised if this becomes the new favorite toy! Sad the Dog Mobile Makerspace Workshop. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now or you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you’ll know that our Junior School Library has a very cool MakerSpace Zone.

Sad the Dog Mobile Makerspace Workshop

What is a ‘makerspace’ you ask? See my blog posts here and here, but more importantly, see my teaching partner’s blog here – Jackie Child is THE teacher librarian in Australia who is leading the makerspace charge. MacICT's Learning With Maker Spaces. In designing the Maker Day C.R.E.A.T.E!

MacICT's Learning With Maker Spaces

Program for teachers of Years 7 – 10, we focussed on a specific range of key learning areas and curriculum outcomes in line with the content we sought to provide. We are reproducing these here, including not only outcomes from the existing NSW Syllabus, but also comparative outcomes from the Australian Curriculum where applicable. This is not to suggest these are the only learning areas that could benefit from a makerspace! By their very nature makerspaces are cross-curricular, collaborative, and dynamic depending on the needs of their members and the projects they’re working on. Creating School Library Makerspaces.

While there is no clear, single definition to the term makerspaces (Burke, 2013; Fontichiaro, as cited in Bell, 2015), there are commonalities existing in terms of features, functions, goals and activities that makerspaces provide.

Creating School Library Makerspaces

A makerspace is a place where people gather as communities to be innovative, create and collaborate, to share knowledge, tools and resources (Britton, 2012). Makerspaces have transpired from the maker movement which has been popularised by Make magazine and Maker Faire founder Dale Dougherty. These creative spaces emphasise the ‘do-it-yourself’ philosophy while promoting a richer engagement and curiosity within the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) disciplines (Dougherty, 2013) and encourages students to pursue careers in these fields, but also to create their own jobs and industries (Peppler and Bender, 2013) that may not exist yet in a rapidly changing information and technological world. Makeymakey Activities – AHS Makerspace. Makerspace Presentation June 16.docx. AHS Library Services & Robot arm challenge lift Styrofoam cup 15 cm your-own- robot-arm 3/design-a- robot-arm/ Definition: Laura Fleming p7 Worlds of Making.

Makerspace Presentation June 16.docx

“The maker movement is about moving from consumption to creation and turning knowledge into action.” DIY ELECTRO DOUGH KIT. First post of 2016, HAPPY NEW YEAR, I am wishing you all, plus Love, Happiness and Success.


I am always happy to help, promote and talk about projects, I personally think are genius. I am not doing that often but when I decided to test, try any products, they have to be related to the blog and the DIY. TECHNOLOGY WILL SAVE US is one of the best KITS to learn about Technology and Electricity. I receive a super nice email asking me if I would be interested to try the DIY ELECTRO DOUGH KIT. Make: Spinbot Kit. New Project: Building BrushBot Kits. Step #1: Check the contents of your kit.

New Project: Building BrushBot Kits

PrevNext You should have 4 toothbrushes, 4 tiny motors with wires attached, 4 batteries with wires attached, and 2 pieces of double-sided tape. Step #2: Cut the toothbrush. Use strong scissors or diagonal cutters to cut the toothbrush head off the handle. Make sure to cut it close to the bristles, as shown here. Build a Paper Pal Version of Chip. This is a preview lesson.

Build a Paper Pal Version of Chip

Please sign up for the course to access all lessons. Here is how to build the Paper Pal version of Chip. You will need a few things: Clear or Masking TapeScissorToothpick or something to poke a hole for the LED leads. Remove Chip from the card and clean off the sticky dot. Choose your color LED eyes. Pixel Pals: Buzz's Brain Blast - 3 Kits. Pixel Pals: CHIP with Pixel Power Kit. The Useless Machine Kit - No Soldering Version. Digital Bling. An inspirational art piece: an electronic LED obi.

Digital Bling

Teacher. RainyDayDreamers. Bookhoucraftprojects: Project#14 Kinetic drawing bug. Wednesday, 9 April 2008 by Irene Hoofs ..using a small motor you can create a kinetic bug that draws or create more than one to have a race with your friends What you will need:*1- 1.5 volt motor (found at most hobby shops)*1- battery holder with on/off switch or tape the battery to the motor and connect the wires from the motor to the battery*1- battery AA *scissors and pencil*small piece of coloured paper to decorate the bug*pliers*19 gauge wire (copper or any malleable wire)*plastic tubing (the gauge should be able to fit on the tip end of the motor – if it doesn’t fit snugly you can put a bit of the duct tape on the end)*roll of duct tape. How to... Make a Mini Robot. Today I have a fabulous fun little Mini Robot craft for you!

It is absolutely riveting and both my little ones love the final result, as well as the tweens next door. I think this really is something for all age groups! A few weeks ago, Em from Unruly Media invited me to one of their events to make a mini robot. Em designed this robot herself and shared it with a group of their contacts.

I grabbed my neighbour and off we went. ***New to Red Ted Art?! I have amended the instructions from Em slightly, as I found you could simplify it just a little, to make it more suitable for homecrafting. Materials: 2 x bits of wire, 1 x 3v motor, 1 x AA battery, 3 x beads (a third one too if wanted), 2 x pieces of foamboard (or more if desired), Some legs (your choice what materials – we used paper clips, the instructions so toothbrush heads, the above show drawing pins). Vibrobots. Toys from Trash. DIY DRAWING ROBOT. When we featured electronic bit maker, littleBits, I instantly knew I wanted to make something fun for the kids using the bits.

I'm not an engineer by training, nor do I have the technical knowledge to make things from scratch. Which is why I love the idea of circuit boards that snap together - making it fun and easy to build what you want. Since my kids are interested in art, we decided to make a drawing robot! This took some thought on how to put together, but once we decided on a plan, it was a breeze to make. Littlebits. Desert Moldable Sand Small World. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Whew! It’s a hot day on the desert! Our desert small world includes animals, plant-life, tumbleweeds, and moldable sand cloud dough!

We’ve made sand dough in the past, but this is different. It smells like snow dough, but has a gritty texture. DIY Geoboard with Fabric Loops. Trapezoids, squares, and right triangles, oh my! We love finding interesting ways to learn shapes and colors. Robotics Coding. MAKEIT Workshop and Lesson Plans - The Edge. See the colours in different sources of light using this simple spectroscope made using a cardboard template and a piece of CD.Age group 8+ (scissors and craft knife required)Method Group activity (14:1 participant to facilitator ratio recommended)Level IntroductoryDuration 20 minutes See what is happening over the fence, and around the corner with this simple periscope design that uses plastic mirrors and a cardboard template (not suitable for submarines).Age group 8+ (scissors and craft knife required)Method Group activity (14:1 participant to facilitator ratio recommended)Level IntroductoryDuration 20 minutes Explore what happens when light travels from one substance to another and how this makes rainbows, optical fibres and elusive fish.Age group 6+Method Group activity (14:1 participant to facilitator ratio recommended)Level IntroductoryDuration 25 minutes You can feel energy travelling in water waves, and hear it in sound waves, and light energy travels in waves, too.

What Is A Computer Program? The computer checks if there are cars coming so it can make a decision. The statement is written using “if”. The computer decides if the statement is true or false. If the statement is false (because there are cars on the road), the computer goes back and makes the decision again. It will do this in an endless loop until the statement is true. Sylvia's Mini Maker Show. Chibitronics – Mashing Craft and Electronics in an exciting Maker Opportunity. For those who are fans of Manga or Anime, the term Chibi will be familiar as one used to describe super cute figures, usually with tiny bodies and huge heads. Chibi also is a Japanese slang term for tiny. Whether it is their tiny size or the super cute things you can create,the name ‘Chibitronics’ was a great choice of inventor, Jie Qi,. Chibitronics combine tiny sensors and electronic circuits with stickers, making it possible for anyone with imagination and some time to create interactive designs.

Bare Conductive - Electric Paint (50ml) - COM-10994. Papercraft.pdf. Lego.pdf. Arduino.pdf. Makey-makey.pdf. Components, connectors, switches, power, and more. Squishy-circuits.pdf. Modern Teaching Aids - Australia's largest supplier of educational resources. Cardboard-construction-2.pdf. Cardboard-construction.pdf. What is Makedo. Squishy Circuits. Guide.pdf. BarePaint - Greeting Card Kit - COM-11522. Squishy Circuits. Arduino - Home. Education Lower Primary - 7+ LEGO Education WeDo. AHS Makerspace. Creating Makerspaces in Schools. Two weekends ago, I attended EdCamp NYC at The School at Columbia, an independent school on Manhattan's Upper West Side. One of the things I love about attending edcamps is that the day is always unpredictable because you don't know what will be discussed or who will be leading conversations until that morning.

Bare Conductive. Chibitronics Circuit Stickers. Technology Instructables. Adafruit Industries, Unique & fun DIY electronics and kits. Making, Building and Creating to Learn. AHS Makerspace. STEAM Project: Tiny Dancers (A Homopolar Motor) Lesson Plans.

The BitOlympics Results Are In… Makey Makey Kit – JoyLabz. Makeymakey. Slow Communication: Snail Mail. Libraryspace+Techspace+Makerspace. Sylvia's Super-Awesome Project Book, Super-Simple Arduino (Volume 2) by Sylvia Super-Awesome Todd, 9780989151160. Buy this book online. Makerspace: Hume Makers on Pinterest. Oculus Rift: Step Into the Game by Oculus. Arduino - Home. Raspberry Pi - Teach, Learn, and Make with Raspberry Pi.

Playing and Making at Minot Public Library. Making, Building and Creating to Learn. Pencilcode.2.pdf. Pencil Code. Makey Makey GO: Invent Everywhere, Invent Now! by Jay Silver. 12 Amazing Engineering Projects for Kids - Planet Smarty Pants. How to Build a LEGO Night Light. Build a LEGO Zipline! Balloon Powered Lego Car. How to Build a Lego Candy Dispenser. Teacher Tom: A Homemade Pinball Machine. Alien in My Pocket: Radio Active. Makey Makey is here!

Your Library Can Support Makers Without Having a Makerspace. Kids Get Wired with Makey Makey this Spring. 6 Cent LED Throwie. Sugar cube speaker. Mother. Playbook-Feb2013.pdf. Transforming a School Library Into a Makerspace. Want to Start a Makerspace at School? Tips to Get Started. Squishy.pdf. Instruction%20Card.pdf. Doughcreatures.pdf.

Squishy Circuits Classroom Guide.pdf. Squishy Circuits. Squishy Circuits. SketchITPlayITGuide.pdf. Makey Makey Invention Kit for Everyone. DIY Fort Kit - Bits of Everything. Worlds of Making: Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School.